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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.
    General Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant:
    • Airport(s) Served: ORD & MDW
    • Complimentary On-site Parking:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: OTHER
    • Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm Open Thursday evenings until 8 pm Galleries closed Mondays and major US holidays. Cafe and Shop open daily.
    • Number of Retail Stores: 1
    • Public Space Wi-Fi Available:
    • Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or Fee: Complimentary
    • Self-Parking Available: On-site
    • Special Interest Tours Offered:
    • Student Group Friendly:
    Location Information
    • Miles from Downtown: 7.5
    • Miles from McCormick Place: 5
    • Miles from Midway Airport: 8
    • Miles from Navy Pier: 8
    • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 25.5
    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • MasterCard:
    • Visa:
    Group Amenities
    • Average Visit/Tour Length: 1 hour
    • Complimentary Policy: Group tours are offered free of charge
    • Group Capacity: 35
    Services Offered
    • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Preferred Catering Providers:
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 60
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 200
    • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 75
    • Off-Site Catering Allowed:
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 60
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 200
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