If you want to see the University of Chicago art collection, this is the place to go. The gallery holds the primary pieces, including works from ancient China, medieval times and Renaissance Europe and paintings by the Chicago Imagists. Recently, University students have begun playing an active role in maintenance and preservation of the museum, reflecting the influence of art on academia. Stop off in the quaint Smart Museum Café for a repast during your tour. In the summer, you can dine outdoors at the Eden Sculpture Garden. Check out the gift shop for a memento of your visit. Admission is free.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Friday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Thursday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
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- Nearest Train: Metra Electric, 55th Street stop