The Smart Museum of Art is an intimate art museum located in the University of Chicago, the permanent collection displays over 15,000 pieces of arts and crafts, and there are temporary and traveling exhibits, as well. The museum is named after brothers David Smart and Alfred Smart who founded the museum in 1974 and were publishers in Chicago. The museum houses rare and unique art pieces from paintings and artifacts to contemporary art. The museum is open everyday except Mondays and admission is free.
Things to Do
- The smart museum of art houses an intricate art collection, there are photography and paintings, Asian, European, and modern art on display.
- The museum also houses modern and contemporary art pieces, there are sculptures, statues, photographs, artifacts, paintings and ceramics.
- The outdoor sculpture garden displays contemporary art sculptures, the sculptures are created by American and European artists.
- Family day is a fun activity that offers art making, the art activities are best-suited for kids in the age group 4-12.
- Visit the museum shop for handmade jewelry, bags, scarves, books and more.
The Smart Museum of Art Insider Tips
- Enjoy coffee, tea and snacks at the cafe.
- Galleries are stroller accessible.