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South Bend Museum of Art

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Address: , South Bend, IN
Phone Number: 219-235-9102
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Description: Located in Century Center in downtown South Bend, this five-gallery museum...
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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Makes a lot out of a little.

For the fairly small region we are in this museum does a lot with its limited space and resources. Well designed, nice flow of experience as you walk through and beautiful view of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

For the fairly small region we are in this museum does a lot with its limited space and resources. Well designed, nice flow of experience as you walk through and beautiful view of the river. Many local artists have had quite wonderful shows here and I always enjoy the many events in the gallery throughout the year.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful location. Art work nicely displayed and no entrance fee but the museum ask for a small donation.

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The gallery space is pleasant, and the location downtown is very accessible. The collection itself was quite limited, with mainly regional artists. Admission is free.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 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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