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Smart Museum of Art, Chicago

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The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art is an art museum located on the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The permanent collection has over 15,000 objects. Admission is free and open to the general public.
The Smart Museum and the adjacent Cochrane-Woods Art Center were designed by the architect Edward Larrabee Barnes.
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  • The world-famous Art Institute of Chicago gets most of the publicity, and deservedly so, but if you are trying to avoid crowds (remember the Normal Rockwell exhibit?), a wonderful alternative is the.....  more »
  • The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art isn't in the same class with the Art Institute of Chicago or the Museum of Contemporary Art. But its permanent collection contains over 15,000 objects, from...  more »
  • It’s a small art gallery located near the Uchicago library. It’s full of fancy modern art pieces. It does not take long to see all the exhibition, but I liked it very much. Creative installments made of tar paper, plastic straws, and cards are just amazingly cool. It’s a free exhibition, so if you are near it’s a definitely a place to go.
  • Amazing art in an amazing urban center. I can't believe you can get so close to so many masterpieces (from classical and impressionists to modern). And It's across the street from Millennial Park with restaurants and free concerts. Wow!

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