Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Hyde Park


5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago IL 60637

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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.

Facility Meeting Space Details

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 60

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 200

Max Capacity, Theater Style 75

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 60

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 200

Preferred Catering Providers

General Facility Details


Number of Retail Stores

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Complimentary On-site Parking

Special Interest Tours Offered

Student Group Friendly



Miles from Downtown 7.5

Miles from McCormick Place 5.0

Miles from Navy Pier 8.0

Miles from Midway Airport 8.0

Miles from O'Hare Airport 25.5

Group Amenities

Group Capacity 35

Average Visit/Tour Length 1 hour

Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible



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