Free Art Tour University of Chicago.
When: Wednesdays, March 15, April 19, May 17 & June 21, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: University of Chicago Campus, Tours begin at Black Sphere, across the street from Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. and end at the Smart Museum of Art.
Tickets: Free and open to the public! Reservations recommended but not required
The University of Chicago has an amazing art (and architecture) collection. I know I used to work there and was friends with a former University Architect who took me on an amazing tour once many years ago. There are three free museums, listed below, as well as art disbursed around the campus.
From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour
This one-hour tour covers a small sample of the stunning works that have helped shape UChicago’s intellectual and cultural life for decades.
Public art on campus is a fascinating, spontaneous experience, with some sculptures boldly claiming open spaces and others tucked unexpectedly between buildings.
Other free things to do at U of C
The following institutions are located on the U of C campus and are free. Consider checking them out before you head out on your free tour.
Other things to check out:
Fountain of Time, Lorado Taft, Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.(Do this during the day).