Campus Construction

Please be advised that due to construction activity related to the new residence hall, the sidewalk on the east side of the Smart Museum (from the campus north parking garage to 56th Street) and the east entrance gate to the Museum will be closed between June 13 and July 11, 2016. During this period, all visitors should enter the courtyard through the accessible entrance gate on the west (Ellis Avenue) side. After construction is complete, the east gate will re-open with a newly landscaped front lawn and accessible ramp. 

Always free

Thanks to the support of our SmartPartners, admission to the Smart Museum of Art is always free and open to all. 


Monday   Galleries closed
Tuesday   10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday   10 am – 5 pm
Thursday   10 am – 8 pm
Friday   10 am – 5 pm
Saturday   10 am – 5 pm
Sunday   10 am – 5 pm

Café and shop open daily. The Smart Museum is closed on major US holidays. 


The Smart Museum of Art is located on the north edge of the University of Chicago’s campus in the lovely and historic Hyde Park. We are located 7.5 miles south of the Loop, and easily accessible by car or by public transit.

When planning your visit, be sure to check out all the great art and culture that our community has to offer.

Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637