Smart Museum of Art

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 Smart incorporates diverse ideas, identities, and experiences into its exhibitions and collections, academic initiatives, and public programming.

Visit the website for a list of current exhibitions and programs.

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.


Image: Installation view of Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground. From left to right, works by: Virginia Jaramillo, Kevin Beasley, Nick Cave, Cindy Sherman, John Chamberlain, Kara Walker, Mary Abbot, and Gustave Caillebotte

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