Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
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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
Monday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm
The Smart Museum is closed on major US holidays.
This holiday season, the Smart Museum will close at 2:30 pm on November 27 (day before Thanksgiving) and will be closed all day on November 28 (Thanksgiving), December 23–25 (Christmas), and December 30–January 1 (New Year).
The café will close at 2 pm on Wednesday, November 27 and open at 10 am on Friday, November 29.
Thanks to the support of Smart Partners, admission to the Smart Museum is free for everyone.
For groups of all ages, the Smart offers a range of docent-led and self-guided tour options. Reservations are required—please schedule your group visit at least two weeks in advance.
The Smart also occasionally offers free, drop-in public tours led by our curators and others. Check the calendar for the latest.
Patrons with disabilities can park immediately west of the Museum, in the Young parking lot. For best access, patrons with disabilities should enter the Smart Museum’s courtyard from this side (through the west gate by Ellis Avenue).
A complimentary wheelchair is available next to the coat closet. A ramp into the Museum’s galleries is located just past the café. Please ask at the information desk if you require any assistance.
The Smart Museum's public facilities also include an ADA-compliant restroom.
Bag and coat check services are complimentary. A coat closet is available for use by our patrons, and is located just around the corner from the Museum entrance. Large bags, backpacks, umbrellas, and other items should be checked at the information desk. The Smart Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Visitors may use strollers throughout the Smart. A ramp into the Museum’s galleries is located just past the café. Strollers may also be stored in the coat closet or at the information desk.
During your visit, help the Smart protect the artworks in our galleries by following a few simple guidelines.
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State of Mind
October 3, 2013—January 12, 2014
"A tonic of gawky rawness and moral purpose" —New York Times
Exhibition examines the origins of conceptual art in California.
Last chance to see City Unclaimed
Closes December 8
Gigi Scaria’s site-specific installation in the Smart's lobby combines a large photo-based mural of an imaginary Delhi cityscape with a working fountain.