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

Always free

Thanks to the support of our SmartPartners, admission to the Smart is always free and open to all. Visit us this spring and experience the landmark exhibition Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan, March 21–June 9, 2024. 


Contact our visitor services team at 773.702.0200 or


Monday   Museum 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 

Memorial Weekend Hours

Note: during reinstallation periods in between exhibitions, the Smart may be closed to the public. Please check our website for the latest information and current hours. 

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


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