May/June 2022

Beginning May 16, the Smart Museum of Art will have reduced offerings on view in the galleries. The small exhibition Unsettled Ground: Art and Environment from the Smart Museum Collection remains open through June 26, however, all other gallery spaces will be closed through the summer.

Reservations are still encouraged. Know before you go—please review our health and safety guidelines below prior to your visit, including a masking recommendation from the University of Chicago.

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

Public hours
Monday: 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

University class visits
The Museum is open to University of Chicago classes as well as available for individual or small group student research visits coordinated through the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. To inquire or make a booking, please contact Berit Ness at

Other group visits
We are able to accommodate a limited number of guided K–12 and self-guided group visits, coordinated by the Public Practice team. To check availability and to schedule a self-guided group visit in advance, please contact Nicole Bond at


Contact our visitor services team at 773.702.0200 or

Plan your visit

Everyone visiting the Smart Museum of Art is expected to follow the current University of Chicago COVID-19 health requirements.

The decision to be present in the Smart Museum of Art serves as your agreement to comply with all health & safety protocols. The Smart Museum of Art reserves the right to deny entry to or remove visitors in violation of our protocols. Any visitors who are disrespectful or discourteous to other visitors, artists, or staff may also be asked to leave.

UChicago encourages everyone to be vaccinated including receiving a booster shoot for COVID-19 at their earliest opportunity, including visitors to campus. More safety precautions are available on UChicago’s GoForward site. You can find a vaccine location close to you by using the search tool from

Please remember that we are still in a dynamic COVID-19 environment. These health & safety protocols could change as the public health situation evolves. Please check this page prior to visiting the Smart Museum of Art.


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

Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago

5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Please note, access to academic, dining, and campus arts facilities may be limited. For additional information, review the University’s latest updates on buildings and dining facilities