Summer 2022

Closed for renovations and reinstallation

The Smart Museum of Art will temporarily close for planned renovations to its study room and other facilities work this summer, June 27–September 21, 2022. 

The Museum is scheduled to reopen to the public on Thursday, September 22, 2022 with fully reinstalled galleries showcasing the expansive exhibition Monochrome Multitudes and a new Museum as Classroom installation organized by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry.

Thank you for your patience—we look forward to welcoming you to the Smart Museum of Art in the fall!


Contact our visitor services team at 773.702.0200 or

Health Guidelines

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