Upcoming Exhibitions

t_l_2012_105Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901), Bartet and Mounet-Sully, in Antigone, 1893, crayon and brush lithograph on cream wove paper, 14.94 x 11.13 in (sheet). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, 2012.105

Rock-Paper . . .: Lithographs from the Permanent Collection, Part I

Scholz Family Works on Paper Galery
August 24-November 16, 2014

Featuring works from the Snite Museum’s growing collection of prints, this exhibition introduces visitors to lithography, a printmaking medium invented in 1799.  Part I of this two-part exhibition highlights works from the 1800s and charts lithography’s technical development and popular applications in illustrated newspapers and promotional material for theatrical performances through its elevation to a “fine” art.  Political cartoons by Honoré Daumier, a playbill by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and J.A.M. Whistler’s experiments in aestheticism will be on view.

This exhibition is made possible by support from the Snite General Endowment

Irina Koukhanova, Iron Enclosure, 2010, mixed mediaIrina Koukhanova, Iron Enclosure, 2010, mixed media. On loan from the artist.


O'Shaughnessy Galleries and the
Sculpture Courtyard
August 3–November 30, 2014

This exhibition of the recent work of twenty-one graduates of the University’s art studio program is so large that it will be installed at two venues: the Snite Museum of Art and the South Bend Museum of Art. 

All of the ND alumni selected for this invitational exhibition graduated since 1988, hold a position at an institution of higher education, and are practicing artists who work in a variety of media.

The guest curator is UND Professor of Art, the Rev. Austin, I. Collins, C.S.C. The designer of the exhibition catalog and website is John Sherman.

This exhibition is supported by Collins Family Excellence Fund for Public Art; Mr. Michael McLoughlin, K&M Machine-Fabricating, Inc.; Ms. Ramona Payne & Mr. Anthony Fitts; Walter R. Beardsley Endowment of the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame; the South Bend Museum of Art; and the Graduate School, University of Notre Dame


A symposium on the topic of contemporary sculpture is being organized and will be held in the Snite Museum of Art on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Gallery talks by the artists are scheduled in the South Bend Museum of Art on the evening of Friday, September 19 and in the Snite Museum of Art on the evening of Saturday, September 20, at the close of the symposium sessions.

Award-winning 1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster generously lent from the Jack BAward-winning 1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster generously lent from the Jack B. Smith Jr. Automobile Collection.

Roaring Twenties Exuberance and
Depression Era Extravagance

Selections from the Jack B. Smith Jr.
Automobile Collection

Entrance Atrium and the
  Milly and
Fritz Kaeser Mestrovic Studio Gallery
August 17 –November 30, 2014

Experience the exuberance of the Roaring Twenties as well as Depression Era extravagance by viewing four classic automobiles on view throughout the 2014 Notre Dame football season.

Manufactured within the American heartland — Detroit, South Bend, and Auburn, Indiana — these automobiles epitomize classic American car design as well as the technological prowess of their eras.

Cars featured include an award-winning 1932 Auburn boattail Speedster, a 1932 Packard Light Eight, a 1931 Cadillac dual cowl phaeton, and a 1923 Studebaker Big Six Speedster.

This exhibition is made possible in part by support from the Humana Foundation Endowment for American Art.


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