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Past Exhibitions : 2014

Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture

February 13 – June 15, 2014

During the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, opera lay at the heart of Chinese social and ritual life.

Inspired by the Opera: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video

February 13–June 15, 2014

Since the mid 1990s, a number of Chinese artists have incorporated the visual vocabulary of Chinese opera into new art forms. 

Imaging/Imagining: The Body as Art

March 25 – June 22, 2014

Organized by physicians at the University of Chicago, this exhibition gathers images of the body from a range of historical periods

Serial Drawings: Robert Barnes, Barbara Rossi, Robert Lucy

July 1–August 31, 2014

This collection-based exhibition considers three sets of drawings by three generations of artists associated with Chicago

Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways

September 27–December 21, 2014

This immersive exhibition investigates the essential qualities of three-dimensional art across historical and cultural contexts, questioning what it means to be in the presence of an object.



September 27, 2014–June 21, 2015

GalleryX is a flexible, open space at the center of the Museum that will serve as a hub for creative discussions and experiences of all sorts during the Smart's 40th anniversary