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The Snite Museum of Art

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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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Very good and free admission!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Anna G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Maria M
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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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South Bend, Indiana
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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 

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lakeville, Indianna
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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..

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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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