The Smart Museum of Art

The University of Chicago has entered a cultural renaissance. The arts are more visibly central to the life of the University than ever before—and the Smart Museum is at the heart of this dynamic creative community.

A widely acknowledged leader among academic museums for 40 years, the Smart is at home in a setting that offers nearly limitless potential for teaching, research, and programming inspired by original works of art. Its collaborative approach to research yields special exhibitions, interpretive methods, and ever-changing programs found nowhere else. Drawing upon the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and rigor that surrounds it, the Smart both fuels and expresses the University’s distinctive energy.

With your support through the University of Chicago Campaign, the Smart Museum will achieve its fullest potential, offering the world a pioneering model of what a 21st-century academic art museum can be.

The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact will raise $38 million to support initiatives through the Smart Museum of Art. For additional opportunities to support the arts, please visit the UChicago Arts and Court Theatre priority sections.

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