From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tours

The Smart Museum of Art in partnership with UChicago Arts and the Office of Civic Engagement, offer free public art walking tours at scheduled intervals throughout the year. Tours feature some of the highlights of the public art on campus, including Earth, Water, Sky, Nuclear Energy, Concrete Traffic, and Bench and Table. Tours are led by docents from the Smart Museum, and emphasize the accessibility and tangibility of some of the most challenging artworks on the UChicago campus.

Summer 2018 Tours

One hour guided tours of public art across campus:​

  • Thursday, July 7, 5:30 pm

Tours are free and open to all, but space is limited. Please register in advance.

In the news

Our Public Art Walking Tours have recently been promoted in the Chicago Maroon, UChicago News, the Hyde Park Herald, and DNA Info.

Related Links

Smart Museum of Art

Office of Civic Engagement

Year of Public Art 2017


Public Art at the University of Chicago