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Address: South Bend, IN
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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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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... read more

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

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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29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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193 reviews 193 reviews
53 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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South Bend, Indiana
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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art is a wonderful way to spend a few hours while you're visiting campus. They have some wonderful permanent (but usually rotating) collections and work hard at presenting exceptional temporary exhibits. Admission is free with a donation box near the front. The layout makes it easy to get to every area and... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We enjoyed the sacred art on the ground floor. A really impressive collection. Also the 18th century painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe is not to be missed.

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was my first visit to the Snite Museum of Art, though I had heard good things about it previously. It was a lovely surprise. Lots of interesting pieces for a campus art museum. Will be going back and probably take some out of town guests with me.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This museum was nice and had a variety of art to be seen. We were able to see everything in about an hour but you could spend longer if needed. The admission is free (they suggest a $3 donation). The only problem is that it is very difficult to find. Don't use Google Maps because it doesn't take you to... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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74 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This art museum is a hidden gem, offering a rich collection of art from many different cultures and points in time. The museum is free to visit, and can easily take up a few hours of time. The only complaint I have is that it is difficult to locate. If you enjoy art and are in the area, stop by.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I returned to this art museum a few weeks ago and I enjoyed it even more than eight years ago.It was great seeing fine devotional-theme paintings by Taddeo di Bartolo,Hans Memling,Nerroccio Dei Landi,Jacopo D'Barbari("Christ Blessing"),Carlo Dolci,Fra Paolini,Nicolas Bertin,Gaspar de Crayer("Crucifixion"),Edward Steinbruck,and Alphonse Legros,among others again.I also appreciated its fine secular-theme paintings by Paolo Fiammingo,Johannes Storck("Dutch Port Scene"),Jean Leon Gerome("Study for... More 

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Berwyn
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

For a small museum (on Notre Dame's campus), this is a real gem. We thought two hours would be enough time to see it all, but we were mistaken. The collection is quite extensive -- three floors and very wide-ranging. It's also free. The museum staff was also very friendly, greeted us and suggested the exhibits to see since we... More 

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