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Smart Museum of Art

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District
South Side
Address
University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone
773-702-0200
Email
smart-museum@uchicago.edu
Website
www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
Hours
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. 


Events Calendar

Ongoing:

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The History of Perception

Exhibition — through

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Upcoming:

Friday, January 26

Sunday, January 28

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Closing-day tour of Revolution Every Day

Tours & Performance — 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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