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The Snite Museum of Art

South Bend, IN
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Ranked #12 of 28 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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
74 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
213 attraction reviews
469 helpful votes 469 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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South Bend, IN
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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