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The Smart Museum of Art is temporarily closed for reinstallation. Please join us this spring when we re-open to the public with the exhibition Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan, March 21–June 9, 2024. 

A grid of white blinds are suspended against a blue wall

Haegue Yang: Quasi-Legit

September 22, 2022–August 2024

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.

Sculpture Garden

Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden

The outdoor sculpture garden features work by Scott Burton, Jene Highstein, Richard Hunt, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and Richard Serra.