Smart Museum of Art

Re-opening October 1, 2020: Welcome back to the Smart Museum of Art

Limited capacity, reservations, new visit protocols in place for fall 2020 exhibitions Take Care and Claudia Wieser: Generations

This Thursday, the Smart Museum of Art will re-open with special public hours and two new exhibitions: a site-specific installation from Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser will greet visitors with layered references to the Roman forum and Bauhaus design, while the spacious collection-based exhibition Take Care seeks to unpack matters of care from the personal to the collective.

In addition, the Museum will be open to University of Chicago classes and individual or small group student research visits coordinated through the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Smart Museum of Art!

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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.


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

University of Chicago 5550 S. Greenwood Chicago, IL 60637
Timed reservations, limited capacity: Th–Su, 11–4 ; Wed by special appt for U Chicago groups

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