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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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Wonderful museum on the Notre Dame campus.

As my wife and I toured the campus at Notre Dame, we were walking by the museum. At the minute, we decided to stop in and we were not disappointed. They have many wonderful works... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

As my wife and I toured the campus at Notre Dame, we were walking by the museum. At the minute, we decided to stop in and we were not disappointed. They have many wonderful works of art on display. On our visit, we were treated to a temporary exhibit of three antique autism. Thus was "icing on the cake", as... More 

Highland Park NJ
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Surprisingly interesting. On Notre Dame campus. Very small. Only a few collections. But well-curated.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice collection.Several very good portraits (by Gilbert Stuart and also a Joshua Reynolds) as well as a painting by Miro and a statue by Rodin. In addition there is a nice collection of Central American and South American artifacts.A very pleasant way to spend an hour or so on campus.

South Bend, Indiana
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Over the years I have been continually impressed and pleased by both the in house collection of this museum and the diverse and excellent shows that have come through here. Those that stand out were the immigration stories, the Vietnam was journalists killed in action show, the Frida Khalo documentary with the director there to speak and the Dia del... More 

lakeville, Indianna
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

this is a wonderful place to visit on the campus of Notre Dame. The staff is helpful, it is easy to get to and has an ever exchanging exhibit..

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 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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 

South Bend, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews
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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.

Washington, DC
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86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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