Always free

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

HOliday Hours

Galleries will close at 2 pm on Wednesday, November 21
Closed all day Thursday, November 22

Closed all day Monday, December 24
Closed all day Tuesday, December 25
Closed all day Monday, December 31
Closed all day Tuesday, January 1

Open regular hours all other days. Please note Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground closes December 16 and The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago's South Side, 1960–1980 closes December 30. 

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