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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Lake Mary, Florida
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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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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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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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Address: South Bend, IN
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend

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