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The Snite Museum of Art

South Bend, IN
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Ranked #12 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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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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212 attraction reviews
459 helpful votes 459 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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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