2016 Exhibitions

Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio 

Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio 

August 28 through December 4, 2016

O'Shaughnessy West Gallery

This exhibition illustrates the history of Segura Arts Studio’s published works and describes its mission of working with underrepresented artists.  Joseph Segura founded the Segura Publishing Company in 1981, in Tempe, Arizona.  The studio played a role in contemporary printmaking with an initial focus on collaboration with artist-printmakers and on the print process. This...

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Seizing Beauty | Photographs by Paulette Tavormina

Seizing Beauty | Photographs by Paulette Tavormina

August 21 through November 27

O'Shaughnessy Gallery West

Seizing Beauty focuses on the lush, complex, images by Paulette Tavormina, a New York creative photographer celebrated for her reinterpretation of still life paintings by old masters.  This exhibition is coincident with the first critical examination of her work in the book Seizing Beauty, by art historians Silvia Malaguzzi, Mark Alice Durant,...

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Three from the Thirties | Classic Cars from the Heartland

Three from the Thirties | Classic Cars from the Heartland

August 30 through November 13, 2016

Mestrovic Gallery

The Snite Museum of Art will place on view three luxury automobiles manufactured in the Midwest during the Great Depression. The three automobiles in this exhibition are Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) approved classics and two have won awards at juried, classic-car competitions.  The 1938 Packard convertible coupe received...

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Raising Children for Strangers  | Fay Ku

Raising Children for Strangers | Fay Ku

August 28 through October 23, 2016

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery

"Raising Children for Strangers" is a special exhibition put together with the collaboration of the University of Notre Dame's Department of English, the Liu Institute of Asian Studies, and the Snite Museum of Art. It features the latest work of the Brooklyn-based, Taiwanese-American artist Fay Ku. Wondrous and strange, these...

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The Promise of the Vatican Library

The Promise of the Vatican Library

May 8 through May 22, 2016

Milly and Fritz Kaeser Mestrovic Studio Gallery

Organized in conjunction with a conference of the same name, this exhibition in the Museum will feature about twelve works from the Vatican Library’s holdings, including original Greek and Latin manuscripts, a fifteenth-century music sheet, numismatics, maps, and drawings. It is one of several campus events celebrating the May 9...

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A Sojourn in Italy: Drawings from the Permanent Collection

A Sojourn in Italy: Drawings from the Permanent Collection

April 24 through May 22, 2016

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery

Filled with ancient ruins, antiquities, and collections of contemporary art, Rome was the place to study for aspiring artists from the 1600s through the 1800s. Explore the monuments and landmarks of the Eternal City and the Italian countryside through their eyes in this focus exhibition featuring works by French, British,...

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2016 BFA/MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition

2016 BFA/MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition

April 8 through May 15, 2016

O’Shaughnessy Galleries

This annual exhibition is comprised of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with either a BFA or MFA degree form the UND Department of Art, Art History & Design. Instagram Follow us on Instagram to see more images from the BFA/MFA 2016 exhibition. Tag your images from...

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No Cross, No Crown: Prints by James Barry

No Cross, No Crown: Prints by James Barry

January 24 through April 17, 2016

Mestrovic Gallery

Celebrating the recent acquisition of 28 prints by the Irish Catholic artist James Barry (1741–1806) from the collection of William and Nancy Pressly, this exhibition examines the symbolism, technical invention, and the trans-Atlantic politics on display in these monumental and dramatic compositions. Barry used printmaking to work out iconographic and...

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New to the Collection:</br> Twentieth-Century Photographs

New to the Collection:
Twentieth-Century Photographs

January 17 through March 13, 2016

O’Shaughnessy Galleries

This exhibition of over 60 photographs, acquired by the museum from 2013 to the present day, includes portraits, photojournalism, fashion and advertising photography, as well as intention works of fine art.  The images reflect the evolution of artistic styles over the course of the century, and the influences of Pictorialism,...

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African-American Voices

African-American Voices

January 17 through March 13, 2016

O’Shaughnessy Galleries

This exhibition features African-American artworks from the permanent collection of the Snite Museum of Art. A centerpiece is Richard Hunt’s Maquette for Wing Generator, 1982/2010, which developed one of Hunt’s major themes—hybridization of the Greco-Roman winged victory motif with mythological bird forms found on African artworks. The sculpture is a...

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In Dialogue: Henry Mosler, <em>Forging the Cross</em>

In Dialogue: Henry Mosler, Forging the Cross

January 10 through March 13, 2016

O’Shaughnessy Gallery

This single-work exhibition is the second in our occasional series focusing in depth on a painting from the Museum’s permanent collection that is normally not on view. Designed to highlight the many interpretive possibilities an object offers, the installation brings together diverse voices from across campus to create an open...

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The Portage Path: Returning to Our History

The Portage Path: Returning to Our History

January 31 through April 3, 2016

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery

The Snite Museum of Art commissioned artist Kay Westhues to document some aspect of the local area as part of the City of South Bend’s 150th anniversary. She selected the St Joseph-Kankakee River portage. This walking trail between the St. Joseph River and the Kankakee River/Grand Kankakee Marsh, was one...

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