An angular steel sculpture sits in the middle of a courtyard

From spaces to places.

The University of Chicago’s public art collection creates a powerful sense of place. There are nearly fifty works in the core UChicago public art collection to discover across the Hyde Park campus, spanning decades and materials, from Henry Moore’s monumental bronze Nuclear Energy to the idiosyncratic indexing project Instance the determination created by Helen Mirra.

Art is everywhere.

Spend additional time, and discover that art is all around at the University of Chicago: in galleries, classrooms, hallways, and quads.

The University’s Smart Museum of Art presents scholarly and nationally regarded exhibitions that are free and open to all. Individual department collections—such as those on display at the Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy, Department of Computer Science, and David Rubenstein Forum—challenge students, faculty, and other campus guests to pause and to think in the midst of everyday experiences. Inside residence halls, the beloved Art to Live With program has helped to bring art into the everyday life of generations of College students. The art collection also extends abroad, to UChicago global centers and campuses in Hong Kong and London.

Plan your visit

The University of Chicago is located 20 minutes south from downtown Chicago, in historic Hyde Park. Public art maps can be picked up at the Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue.

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