Smart Museum of Art University of Chicago

5550 South Greenwood Avenue
773-702-0200

Mission statement:

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

Aboutus:

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.


Reviews

Janice Montenegro

Rating:
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

post, November 2017: Meter parking available. Since this museum is on the University of Illinois, free parking was a challenge and I was lucky to find free parking during the day. WIN! Upon entry, an employee in the help desk kindly directed me the must see exhibit if I'm only spending a short time there. Another win when it is free admission and open to the public always. Houses 15,000 pieces of art all cramed into this building! I don't know much about art, though I like the idea of going back into time of how people lived through film/video, sculptures, posters, and paintings. Even better when crafts are donated to other charities esp the museum display by Jayna Zweiman: Welcome Blanket. The artist allows participants to make a blanket for new immigrants or refugees. This exhibit closed down last December 2017. Spend some time at this museum when you're around the area.

K X

Rating:
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

It's nothing! Only 4 galleries are open, the others are under repairment. Most of their collections are not on view. The exhibition is poor. Finished in 10 minutes. Not worth the $12 parking and the lengthy driving in traffic jam. What a disappointment!

eithne ran

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Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

The BEST UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM! The exhibition makes perfect balance between academic research and public interests!

Jean Chastain

Rating:
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Modern avant-garde art on the University of Chicago campus

Julliam Dones

Rating:
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.