Northern Trust Purchase Prize

Smart Museum to Receive 2018 Northern Trust Purchase Prize

We're pleased to announce that the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago will receive the 2018 Northern Trust Purchase Prize at the upcoming edition of the exposition, September 27–30. A long-time supporter of arts and culture and presenting sponsor of EXPO CHICAGO, Northern Trust will donate one work of art by an emerging artist to the Smart's permanent collection. The Smart will select the piece from the exposition's EXPOSURE section, curated by Justine Ludwig (Executive Director, Creative Time) and featuring solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger.

The selected artwork will be unveiled at EXPO CHICAGO on September 28 at 12pm on the Northern Trust Exchange Stage as part of the Exchange by Northern Trust: An Interactive Conversation Around the Art of Collecting program. 

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Past Northern Trust Purchase Prize Winners:

2017: Northwestern University’s Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art. Rachel Monosov and Admire Kamudzengerere’s collaborative project 1972, displayed at Catinca Tabacaru.
2016: DePaul Art Museum. Neil Raitt’s Emerald Waters (New Beverly), displayed at Anat Ebgi.
2015: The Arts Club of Chicago. JJ PEET’s Jaw X, displayed at On Stellar Rays.
2014: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Elise Ferguson’s Saree, displayed at Romer Young.
2013: The Art Institute of Chicago. Jorinde Voigt’s Horizon (Berlin II), displayed at David Nolan and Corbett vs. Dempsey.