Smart Museum of Art

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. 

Events Calendar



Thursday, September 13

Saturday, September 15

Tuesday, January 29