Free and open to the public
Calling on the Past invites visitors to experience the Smart Museum’s collection anew, through a sensory exploration of color, texture, and form.
not all realisms addresses photography in the context of Africa’s long 1960s—amid resistance, revolution, new nationalist and transnational movements, and the stuff of daily life therein.
The Metropol Drama proposes another way of looking at our aesthetic, economic, and emotional history—an amalgam we call “cosmopolitanism.”
Haegue Yang’s newly commissioned artwork—the artist’s first large-scale installation in Chicago—dislodges venetian blinds from their typical function as window coverings to create a monumental white grid suspended in front of a soaring blue wall in the Smart Museum’s lobby.
The outdoor sculpture garden features work by Scott Burton, Jene Highstein, Richard Hunt, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and Richard Serra.