Address: P.O. Box 368
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556 View Map

Phone: (574) 631-5466


Tuesday–Friday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday Noon - 5:00PM
Open every third Thursday until 7:30PM
Closed Mondays and major national holidays

About Us

The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, provides opportunities to enjoy, respond to, learn from and be inspired by original works of art.  The Museum serves its campus audience, the general population of our region, and national and international communities of scholars and arts aficionados.

The permanent collection features over 27,000 artworks and continues to grow through endowment income, gifts of art, and gifts of funds to purchase artworks.  Major collection strengths include Mesoamerican art, old master paintings and drawings, nineteenth-century French art, nineteenth-century photography, and the art of Ivan Mestrovic.  While our old master collections feature numerous subjects relating to Christianity and Catholicism, our holdings also include Native American, Latino, African, African-American, and contemporary art.

The Museum presents ten to twelve special exhibitions each year, many of which are augmented by scholarly publications. 

One curator of education designs programs for the academic community and a second is responsible for outreach to the local community, primarily to school children.

Admission is free.

Our Mission

The Snite Museum of Art provides opportunities to enjoy, respond to, learn from, and be inspired by original works of art.  As a department of the University of Notre Dame, the Museum supports teaching and research, creates and shares knowledge, celebrates diversity through the visual arts, serves the local community, and explores spiritual dimensions of art.

The Museum is a member of, and accredited by, the American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums).

Some of the additional annual professional institutional memberships maintained by the Snite are in the College Art Association, Indiana Association of Museums, and Midwest Art History Society.

The director of the Snite Museum of Art is a member of the prestigious Association of Art Museum Directors.