- South Side
- University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637
- Tu, W, F, Sa, Su 10-5; Th 10-8
As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of more than 15,000 objects.
Throughout 2018, the Smart will continue to reconfigure and re-examine its galleries and collection, opening new perspectives on beloved artists and art objects through projects like Conversations with the Collection: Building/Environments. Other exhibitions, developedin partnership with UChicago scholars and students, will explore topics like the history of perception, artistic inspiration in nineteenth-century France, and the metaphoric possibilities of abstraction. In September, South Side Stories: Rethinking Chicago Art, 1960-1980 will take a nuanced look at the cultural history of Chicago's South Side during a momentuous era of change and conflict, with a focus on the Black Arts Movement.
Admission is always free. All are welcome.
Family Days: On the 1st Saturday of each month, the Smart offers free drop-in art activities for families.
Miriam’s Café: The Smart’s bright, art-filled café serves premium coffee and offers a selection of art books.
Image: Installation view of Conversations with the Collection: Building/Environments, showing an eighteenth century map of Kyoto and works by Norman Lewis, Frank Lloyd Wright, Roger Brown, Philip Hanson, and Yves Klein.