Always free

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

Special hours January 2019

All galleries will be closed for reinstallation January 2–28. 
Café is closed December 17–January 6. The cafe and lobby will be open regular hours on weekdays beginning January 7.

However, the museum building will be closed entirely on most weekend days in January:

Open Saturday, January 5 for Family Day: Abominable Beanies and Kitten Mittens
Closed Sunday, January 6
Closed Saturday–Sunday, January 12–13
Closed Saturday–Sunday, January 19–20
Closed Saturday–Sunday, January 26–27

Regular Hours

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

Miriam’s Café is open daily (8 am–4 pm weekdays, 10 am–4 pm weekends). 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