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Smart Museum of Art, Chicago

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  • The eclectic but impressive collection will surprise you given the comparatively limited space at Smart compared to the Art Institute, for example. However, the pieces on display from the permanent co...  more »
  • When we visited, the Museum had galleries devoted to Modern Art, to Classicism past and present, and to Asian art. There was also a special exhibit of a German Fluxus artist. I found the curation enjo...  more »
  • The Smart Museum must be one of the most overlooked gems in Chicago. Small in size with a very eclectic permanent collection that rotates annually, the museum also hosts special temporary exhibits on ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Really wonderful small museum with many opportunities of engagement. Love the cafe space outside of the gallery. Beautiful outdoor grounds as well.
  • It worth to visit if you love arts. The good thing is no admission fees required.
  • Lovely eclectic collection of art. Staff are friendly and museum is accessible.

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