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IVAN MEŠTROVIĆ AT NOTRE DAME: Selected Campus Sculptures catalogDownload the IVAN MEŠTROVIĆ AT NOTRE DAME: Selected Campus Sculptures catalog (8.5MB PDF)

Ivan Mestrovic at Notre Dame:
Selected Campus Sculptures

by Robert B. McCormick, Ph.D., Rev. James F. Flanigan, CSC, Diana C. Matthias, Charles R. Loving
Snite Museum of Art – University of Notre Dame

Modern interest in public sculpture at Notre Dame began, largely, when Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, invited Croatian sculptor IVAN MEŠTROVIĆ to campus in 1955. Hesburgh was encouraged in this endeavor by Rev. Anthony J. Lauck, CSC, founding director of the Snite Museum, chair of the art department, and a sculptor. MEŠTROVIĆ sculpted and taught at Notre Dame for seven years, until his death in 1962. His artistic legacy for this brief period can be seen at many campus locations, most of which are represented in this guidebook.