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Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago


5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago IL 60637

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As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art is a site for rigorous inquiry and exchange that encourages the examination of complex issues through the lens of art objects and artistic practice. Through strong scholarly and community collaborations and a welcoming approach to its exhibitions, collections, publications, research and teaching, and public programs, the Smart Museum plays a dynamic role in expanding artistic canons, rethinking received histories, introducing new perspectives, and engaging diverse communities—locally, nationally, and internationally. The Smart Museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024. The Smart Museum is always free and open to all.

Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible

Complimentary PolicyGroup tours are offered free of charge

Average Visit/Tour Length1 hour

Group Capacity35

Virtual Tour

Miles from O'Hare Airport25.5

Miles from Midway Airport8.0

Miles from Navy Pier8.0

Miles from McCormick Place5.0

Miles from Downtown7.5



Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableOn-site

Airport(s) ServedORD & MDW

Open Seasonally

Hours of OperationTuesday–Sunday, 10 am–4:30 pmnGalleries closed Mondays and major US holidays.nnDuring reinstallation periods in between exhibitions, the Smart may be closed to the public. Please check our website for the latest information and current hours.



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Smart Museum of ArtPaintings by Kerry James Marshall, Sylvia Sleigh, and Alice Neel at the Smart Museum of ArtSmart to the Core exhibition at the Smart Museum of ArtThe Time is Now! at the Smart Museum of ArtSpecial exhibition Expanding Narratives at the Smart Museum of Art

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