On the Culture Coast
The Smart is located in Hyde Park in the heart of the Culture Coast, a collection of artistically vibrant neighborhoods on Chicago's South Side.
Located right on Lake Michigan and just minutes south of downtown Chicago, our community is filled with some of the finest art, theatre, music, dance, architecture, and bookstores in the city.
Museum Campus South
The Smart Museum has banded together with six other cultural institutions in the heart of Chicago's mid-South Side to form Museum Campus South. This collection of museums showcases contemporary and modern art, architecture, theater, performance, historic collections, archaeology, science and technology.
All are a short walk or bike ride from the Smart.
Museum Campus South members
- The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center
- Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House
- Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures, West Asia & North Africa
- The Renaissance Society
- Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a campus of contrasts and convergences that mixes lively discourse with a flourishing arts scene. The University is home to not only Nobels and neo-Gothic quads but also world-class art, film, music, poetry, and theater.
For the latest arts news and a campus-wide calendar of events, visit arts.uchicago.edu.