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SmartPartners make wonderful things possible at the Smart Museum of Art. By making a contribution, you'll help to sustain the full range of our work—exhibitions, programs, and collections. And your support will go even further to ensure that the Smart remains free for all to enjoy, every day. In thanks, you'll receive special benefits that bring you closer to the world of art and ideas.

Become a SmartPartner

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NOTE: We accept gifts of up to $100,000 online. If you wish to make a gift larger than this, please call our toll-free number: 888.824.4224.


$50/$35* | Advance notice of programming and events, discounts at the Smart Café and Shop, and At the Smart print newsletter.

$75-$149 | All of the benefits listed above. Smart mug and one free coffee or tea.


$150-$249 | All the SmartPartner benefits above plus a deeper level of engagement with art and the Chicago arts community. Reciprocal membership at more than 700 museums nationwide, and exclusive exhibition preview invitations.

$250-$499 | Special offers at Chicago and UChicago arts organizations

$500-$999 | Exhibition catalogue(s)

$1,000-$2,499 | Smart Salon invitations

$2,500-$4,999 | Curator Conversations, and membership in the Chicago Society

$5,000+ | Private exhibition tour

*$35 special rate for University of Chicago alumni, faculty, and staff. Students who sign up for the Arts Pass program at our front desk can join SmartPartners for free.

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Molly McKenzie
Director of Development
Smart Museum of Art

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Call 773.834.8803
Toll-Free 888.824.4224

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