Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago 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 community and scholarly partnerships, the Museum incorporates diverse ideas, identities, and experiences into its exhibitions and collections, academic initiatives, and public programming.
The Smart first opened in 1974. Admission is always free.
Health and Safety Services OfferedGroup Amenities
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Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations
Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced
Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits
General Facility Details
Complimentary PolicyGroup tours are offered free of charge
Average Visit/Tour Length1 hour
Facility Meeting Space Details
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
Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary
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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