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The Snite Museum of Art

South Bend, IN
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Ranked #8 of 25 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...
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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 collection and works representing the major periods in world art history.
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South Bend, IN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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