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Smart Museum of Art, Chicago

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  • This is one of Chicago's hidden gems. It is small and can be seen in fairly quickly. an hour to a few hours depending on how in depth your viewing takes you. The collection is excellent and much of it...  more »
  • We were staying in downtown Chicago and visited this area mainly to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. With extra time on our hands, we wandered over to this free attraction. It seems like they hav...  more »
  • This is a small art museum but it has pieces from all over the world and different time eras ( some modern and some centuries old). Thus, a little Asian art, a little European art, a little African ar...  more »
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  • This museum is cool as hell. There's some unique art and it's situations right on U Chicago's campus in one of Chicago's most notable neighborhoods, Hyde Park. I went to a free charcoal figure drawing class there like a week ago, and they gave out free pizza.
  • For a small university museum, they do have some interesting pieces including a Rothko
  • This is a great little museum on the University of Chicago campus, and the best part: IT'S FREE!!! And seriously, for being a free museum, it has a great collection. They have work by Joseph Albers, Mark Rothko, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Louis Sullivan (just to name a few). They also have great temporary exhibitions that are always well curated, and they always have interesting things in their lobby. They have artists paint a huge wall in their lobby or create a site-specific installation, and they never fail to impress.
  • The Smarts collections are small, but the quality here is remarkable. There is a little something for everyone. Very enjoyable way to spend a few hours and make a redneck like me feel cultured.
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