Smart Museum of Art

As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art 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 scholarly and community collaborations and a welcoming approach to its exhibitions, collections, publications, research and teaching, and public programs, the Smart Museum plays a dynamic role in expanding artistic canons, rethinking received histories, introducing new perspectives, and engaging diverse communities—locally, nationally, and internationally. 


The Smart Museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024. Admission is always free and open to all. 


Please visit our website for a complete list of current exhibitions and programs throughout the year.

Image: Installation view, works from the collection by Ivy Haldeman, Yeesookyung, Mark Rothko, and Lauren Quin

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