Our mission: public art history
At Smarthistory we believe art has the power to transform lives and to build understanding across cultures. We believe that the brilliant histories of art belong to everyone, no matter their background.
Smarthistory is a not-for-profit and a radical collaborative of more than five hundred art historians, curators, archaeologists, and artists who contribute because they believe that high-quality art history should be available to everyone.
First edition, 2021
Detail of north pumpkin dome, c. 1316–21, inner narthex, Chora church, Constantinople (Istanbul) (photo: byzantinologist, CC BY-NC SA 2.0)