Chicago, IL

Director of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is in the search for the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art. The University of Chicago seeks a visionary museum professional who, in collaboration with the University, will lead the Museum’s emergence as a global model for an engaged and engaging university art museum. Please click to view the full position description or to nominate/apply.

The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago has long served as a model for academic art museums by combining the University’s deep-seated commitment to intense creative and intellectual engagement and open dialogue with Chicago’s entrepreneurial spirit, the South Side’s robust creative communities, and global arts perspectives that bridge lines of culture, language and lived experience. As the Smart approaches its 50th anniversary, the University of Chicago is keen to support its dynamic role in expanding artistic canons, rethinking received histories, introducing new perspectives, and engaging diverse communities – locally, nationally, and internationally.

With guidance and support from the Smart’s Board and staff, University scholars and administrators, artists, institutional partners and community leaders, the Director will develop a compelling and ambitious vision for a sophisticated, innovative, inclusive academic museum of the 21st century.

We appreciate you sharing the position description with your network, and also any nominations you might have.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lee Kappelman, Kevin Redick or Oscar Quiros at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.