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Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Located in Hyde Park


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.

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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

Complimentary On-site Parking

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableOn-site

Food On-siteOTHER

Airport(s) ServedORD & MDW

Hours of OperationTuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pmnOpen Thursday evenings until 8 pmnnGalleries closed Mondays and major US holidays. Cafe and Shop open daily.


Preferred Catering Providers

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)200

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)60

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Max Capacity, Theater Style75

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)60



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