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The Snite Museum of Art

South Bend, IN
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Ranked #13 of 27 attractions in South Bend
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Berwyn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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South Bend, IN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Totally unimpressive. MUCH there I would never call art. I guess if someone throws paint at a canvas they are considered an artist. Not all bad, but not worth the time.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It was difficult to find a place to park especially at 3:00 in the afternoon. The museum closes at 5:00 on Sundays so we didn't have much time but we were there long enough to know we absolutely must return to spend more time there. There is so much history and connection to the Church evident in the collection. A... More

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Kent, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I visited this museum during my second visit and loved the art both contemporary and other. I think in the future, some information on the art pieces in audio form may be good but it is not necessary - the shared beauty enriches the memories. Thank you. God bless all - Notre Dame donors, alumni that they remember the values,... More

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Branch
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Having grown up in South Bend, I'm embarrassed to say that I had never visited the museum. Living out of the area now, I took the time over Easter weekend to do just that. Now I'm almost sad that it took me so long! I was totally blown away by the wonderful and impressive collection. I thoroughly enjoyed spending two... More

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Tucson
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Did you know there is a very good art museum at Notre Dame? Well, no I didn't but what a delight. More extensive than one would think with all manner of interesting are from many different periods. If one likes art museums, this is a delightful find, nicely laid out, and hardly anyone there. My only criticism which would probably... More

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in
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Wonderful collection of its type , great facility . Its invisible in this community but a great asset

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South Bend, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Comprehensive collection of various artists and styles. There are also temp shows, with some well known artist, probably the biggest draw in the area for more well known artists. Great photo history collections. Helpful staff. Good for group trips if arranged ahead. Currently is a long walk from the parking area (free if validated) but it is in the works... More

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Zionsville
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I started visiting the Snite Museum as a student at Notre Dame WAAAY back in the 70's and 80's. Still, I visit it every time I come back to South Bend. Besides their permanent collection (of which only a fraction is displayed at any one time), there are always 2-3 new exhibits. The Snite houses all styles and media from... More

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margate,florida
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229 reviews 229 reviews
198 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2006

This museum located at Notre Dame University has splendid Renaissance paintings,fine Baroque paintings,and superb French Romantic and Realistic paintings.My favorite paintings at this museum were:Taddeo Di Bartolo's"Saint Geminianus",Luini's "Saint Catherine of Alexandria",Francesco De Mura's"Bacchus and Ceres",Paolo Fiammingo's"Mountain Dwellers",Johannes Storck's"Port Scene",Boucher's"Offering of Rose",Corot's"Landscape at Limay",Gerome's"Socrates Seeking Alcibiades",Sickert's"Offices at the Morning Post",DeScott Evans'"Hatchet Trompe L'oeil",and Georgia O'Keefe's"Blue I".This museum has an intimate... More

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