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The Snite Museum of Art

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Address: South Bend, IN
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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 place to spend the afternoon

Visited the museum several times and it very relaxing for a few hours when you're in South Bend--plus it is located right on the Notre Dame campus!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the museum several times and it very relaxing for a few hours when you're in South Bend--plus it is located right on the Notre Dame campus!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is a free museum on the University of Notre Dame campus. We started out in the student art show in the back on the left. Very creative and fun. Then we went up to the permanent collection. There is a little bit of everything. THere were table set up everywhere, because for finals week they use the art museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

I discovered the museum 15 minutes before it closed, but the staff helped direct me to their favorite pieces, and I want to go back to see the rest. Beautiful space, knowledgable staff.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

They have a lot of great artifacts. It is known for its Italian Renaissance paintings and their Mesoamerican galleries. Also it is considered to have one of the most important general pre-Columbian collections in this country. Check their website for all the collections they have. Also check schedule for all temporary exhibits. Museum is open not pnly during the week... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Interesting & full of wonderful art... On campus between the cathedral and stadium... Take your time, its worth it...

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a terrific little museum, with interesting exhibits and collections, including some Native American artifacts. We could have stayed longer. If you are touring the campus, don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I attended a recent presentation of the Saturday Scholar Series from the College of Arts & Letters, held at the Snite Museum & found both to be delightful. In its own right, the museum presents an interesting & eclectic collection & serves as an ideal venue for a rich variety of campus program, which in this case was a preview... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 

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Highland Park NJ
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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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Indianapolis
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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.

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