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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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Worth a detour, though.....

…probably not worth a journey, there are certainly wonderful works that are worthy of deep consideration, though you need to wade through quite a lot of second rate stuff to find... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

…probably not worth a journey, there are certainly wonderful works that are worthy of deep consideration, though you need to wade through quite a lot of second rate stuff to find them. First, location: while the authorities see fit to pay $400 million to improve their sports stadium, it does rather overshadow the itty-bitty Snite, which could clearly do with... More 

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riverside,il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a fantastic venue with ever-changing displays. Underrated and not visited enough. Maybe this is good because when you visit, there is no crowd.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent collection in this art museum. Well arranged and definitely worth the tour for all ages. The various rooms with time periods of art was fascinating.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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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