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Past Exhibitions : 1998

Archibald Knox: Liberty of London Designer and Master of British Art Nouveau

February 12–April 19, 1998

Archibald Knox (1864–1933) is one of the most influential designers in modern British history.

Jerome Carlin: Autobiographical Paintings

April 9–June 14, 1998

Part of the Smart Museum’s alumni artists series, this was an exhibition of paintings by Jerome Carlin (Ph.D. 156, Sociology).

The Sublime and the Fantastic: African Art from the Faletti Family Collection

May 14—June 28, 1998

This exhibition explored the range and depth of African artistic sensibility through 75 works of sub-Saharan art dating from the sixteenth to early twentieth centuries. 

Felix Nussbaum: Assimulation and Dissimulation

May 21–August 30, 1998

 Two-sided painting by German artist Felix Nussbaum (1904–1944)

Get Out: Nine Artists from Midway Studios, University of Chicago

July 16–August 9, 1998

This exhibition presented work by nine students graduating from the University of Chicago’s Midway Studios. 

Recent Acquisitions: Modern and Contemporary Art

August 25–October 18, 1998

This intimate exhibition showcased twentieth-century works acquired by the Smart Museum since 1996

Blunt Object

September 11 - October 25, 1998

Blunt Object offered a humorous and fresh look at contemporary sculpture. 

Weimar Bodies: Fantasies About the Body in Weimar Art, Science and Medicine

November 4, 1998 – January 10, 1999

Weimar Bodies brought together art works and other kinds of images to explore the range of popular ideas about the human body in Weimar Germany


November 19, 1998 – January 10, 1999

This exhibition addressed contemporary portraiture as the nexus of three issues: visuality, location, and identity.