Extend reach and impact

The mission of the Smart Museum of Art is to open the world through art and ideas. In the coming years, the Smart will further capitalize upon its potential as the University of Chicago’s art museum by introducing innovative new presentations of its collection and collaborative programming that promote meaningful teaching and learning.

You can support singularly creative programs that bring Chicago-area students into the Smart to explore its collection and exhibitions and that serve as national models of art interpretation. You can help integrate the Smart into UChicago’s undergraduate and graduate experiences in exciting new ways and strengthen the museum’s prominence as an exceptional training ground—a place to prepare for a distinguished career in the cultural landscape. And you can create opportunities for students and faculty across the University to express their curatorial creativity and share their unique perspectives on art.

You can ensure the Smart’s reputation as a destination for those who seek deep encounters with art that inspires—and takes inspiration from—great ideas.