Smart Museum of Art University of Chicago

5550 South Greenwood Avenue

Mission statement:

The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago opens the world through art and ideas.


As the art museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art takes a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to the collection, display, and interpretation of art. Founded in 1974, the Smart is home to acclaimed special exhibitions and a permanent collection that spans five thousand years of artistic creation. Working in close collaboration with scholars from the University of Chicago, the Smart has established itself as a leading academic art museum and an engine of adventurous thinking about the visual arts and their place in society.


Julliam Dones

Sunday, July 2, 2017

All is close except the modern gallery. Travel so far for nothing and the webpage don't indicate that is under construction. What a shame on the museum.

Mohannad Safadi

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This museum exceeded my expectations. The art inside was intricate and unique with a variety of pieces from around the world and different times. It's also a decent size and well worth a visit.

Sara Swinehart

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Really wonderful small museum with many opportunities of engagement. Love the cafe space outside of the gallery. Beautiful outdoor grounds as well.

Hassan Alsawaf

Saturday, April 15, 2017

It worth to visit if you love arts. The good thing is no admission fees required.

Mellody Strahan

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Lovely eclectic collection of art. Staff are friendly and museum is accessible.