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Description: One of the best university art museums in the U.S., this museum at the...
One of the best university art museums in the U.S., this museum at the University of Notre Dame features 18,000 pieces including a large religious collection and works representing the major periods in world art history.
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Nice small university museum.

Very nice collection.Several very good portraits (by Gilbert Stuart and also a Joshua Reynolds) as well as a painting by Miro and a statue by Rodin. In addition there is a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice collection.Several very good portraits (by Gilbert Stuart and also a Joshua Reynolds) as well as a painting by Miro and a statue by Rodin. In addition there is a nice collection of Central American and South American artifacts.A very pleasant way to spend an hour or so on campus.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Over the years I have been continually impressed and pleased by both the in house collection of this museum and the diverse and excellent shows that have come through here. Those that stand out were the immigration stories, the Vietnam was journalists killed in action show, the Frida Khalo documentary with the director there to speak and the Dia del... More 

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lakeville, Indianna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

this is a wonderful place to visit on the campus of Notre Dame. The staff is helpful, it is easy to get to and has an ever exchanging exhibit..

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was able to visit the museum on my own, with no children to keep track of or entertain so I thoroughly enjoyed taking my time and seeing all the splendors here. Loved how the museum is organized by time period and genre. No flash photography allowed but pictures fine and I took plenty to be able to reflect on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was visiting campus and had some time to kill so I decided to check out this museum. I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know what to expect. I thought maybe collections of student artwork. What I found was much better. It was a hidden gem. Lots of collections and pieces from around the world and different time periods. They... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

On a Sunday afternoon, our family of three were the only visitors, and I do wonder why. This is a splendid collection, with artifacts and art from pre-columbian to Picasso, and everything in between. Galleries are on three floors. There is an elevator, though it might not be immediately obvious. We had a wonderful visit here. My favorite piece was... More 

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

What a great museum. Wonderful variety of mediums to see. This museum even interested my teenage kids and their friends.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The museum is limited but had interesting special exhibits. There is a courtyard for sitting and reflecting (or eating lunch) with an adjacent sculpture garden of non-traditional works, especially mobile sculptures that engage the imagination and lift the spirits.

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South Bend, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Snite is a fabulous museum for a small town like South Bend. It has extensive collections and wonderful traveling exhibitions. Free, but donations requested.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not big, but packed with really interesting items. All are beautifully displayed, and lots of helpful folks to answer questions. Highly recommended.

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