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South Bend Museum of Art

Address: South Bend, IN
Phone Number: 219-235-9102
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Ranked #18 of 25 Attractions in South Bend
Type: Museums
Owner description: Located in Century Center in downtown South Bend, this five-gallery museum features a permanent...
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Type: Museums
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Located in Century Center in downtown South Bend, this five-gallery museum features a permanent collection and changing exhibitions focusing on American art and works by Indiana and regional artists.
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Fairfax, Virginia
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274 reviews 274 reviews
248 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had some time to kill while attending a football game at the Notre Dame campus so we tried a visit here and it was not very exceptional.

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Augusta, GA
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584 reviews 584 reviews
271 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We are spoiled when it comes to art museums. We have been to the biggest and best around the U.S. and the rest of the world, but we love to go to the local art museums because we enjoy ourselves just seeing the different collections. This one is pretty sparse, but I would advise going anyway. The ladies we met... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We happened upon the Museum of Art as part of our river walk, it was open and airy and not all stuffy and crowded. Very interesting to see art so nicely displayed

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

For a museum of this size, there is a good variety of exhibits from beautiful permanent oil paintings to a temporary exhibit named Recombination. The museum is laid out well and we were rarely cramped or crowded even with others in the area. The final room near the exit to the Century Center was pretty 'crafty' for an art museum.... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

With a generous permanent collection it is possible to have old favorites and to see something new often. The newer Dot Shop is a great opportunity to support local artists. The classes offered can be a bit expensive but they offer a wider range than what some of the other local artist locations are able to offer due to facilities... More 

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Wauwatosa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We were not expecting much in a relatively small museum. It turned out that they really have a nice collection of regional artists as well as a traveling exhibit on the Negro Leagues in baseball. I'd recommend a visit if you're in South Bend.

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New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

This museum is housed in a contemporary building. We parked in the front. We were greeted by a charming lady who welcomed us warmly and explained the lay out. There are a number of galleries featuring everything from oils to sculpture to audio visual displays. I did not really pick up any theme or flow though there were some impressive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2008

Wonderful art. A great little escape. And you can't beat the price. The museum was free except for the special exhibit which charged a minimal price.

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