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South Bend Museum of Art

South Bend, IN
219-235-9102
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Ranked #17 of 27 attractions in South Bend
Owner description: Located in Century Center in downtown South Bend, this five-gallery museum features a permanent collection and changing exhibitions focusing on... more » 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. « less
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Norton Shores, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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granger
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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