About Ghosts of a Chance

Ghosts Of A Chance is a game sponsored by the Luce Foundation Center at The Smithsonian American Art Museum, which invites players to create artifacts and send them to the museum for display.  Ghosts Of A Chance is open to all who wish to participate.

Click here for how to play

Curators' Statement

We want you to fall in love with the museum and its collections, a place that holds the best we have to offer, the excessive desires of our civilization. Idealism, true faith, on canvas, in sculpture, in tapestries and jewelry, in a place that stores lovers' eyes and mysterious medals in pneumatic drawers. A place where time is not subdivided into half-hour intervals.

So put aside your errands and remote control for a day and share your inspiration, technique, dreams and, yes, even a touch of madness. We want to see the amazing artifacts that you can make. We want to share those and the stories behind them with others. We also want to cleanse this museum and our minds of spectral interlopers who have taken up residence here. 

From September 8th to October 25th, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, we will combat the specter of personal history and repressed memory. The objects you create will be displayed in the Luce Foundation Center for all to see for the duration of the game. In effect, you will be secularly canonized. So join in, at the Museum, at our live events, online or in person.

- Daniel Libbe and Daisy Fortunis


You can contact the curators via email:
Daniel Libbe: daniel@ghostsofachance.com
Daisy Fortunis: daisy@ghostsofachance.com

Click here for the Ghosts of a Chance press release (pdf)