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

The Smart is free and open to the public. Beginning the evening of September 21, we will have three concurrent exhibitions on view: Ruth Duckworth: Life as a Unity (September 21, 2023–February 4, 2024), Smart to the Core: Poetry is Everything (September 21, 2023–February 4, 2024), and Calling on the Past: Selections from the Collection (March 21, 2023—February 4, 2024).

Reservations are not currently required for entry. Know before you go—please review our current health and safety guidelines below prior to your visit. 

Current hours

Monday   Galleries closed
Tuesday   10 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday   10 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday   10 am – 4:30 pm
Friday   10 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday   10 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday   10 am – 4:30 pm


Contact our visitor services team at 773.702.0200 or

Group visits

University class visits
The Museum welcomes University of Chicago class visits and individual research appointments to its exhibitions and study room. Reservations should coordinated through the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at least two weeks in advance. To inquire or make a booking, please contact

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


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

A visitor’s decision to be present on campus and/or in University facilities serves as their acknowledgment and acceptance of the potential risks posed to them by COVID-19. Because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, visitors are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials and to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Visitors will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures. Unvaccinated or vulnerable visitors should request of their host or sponsor whether provisions for social distance can be accommodated before arriving on campus.

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