Charles R. Loving, Director and Curator, George Rickey Sculpture Archive

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.

Admission is free.

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—as represented within the collection section of this website.

The Museum presents ten to twelve special exhibitions each year, many of which are augmented by scholarly publications.  Current exhibitions are described in that section of this website.

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.

Construction is presently underway to create a Notre Dame Sculpture Park that will be managed by the Snite Museum of Art.  We hope to one day build a new art museum building at the same site.  Longer term, we would like to create an arts district at Notre Dame featuring the Museum, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Department of Music, and the Department of Art, Art History and Design.

I invite you to learn more about the Museum at this website, and I especially encourage you to visit the Museum.  There is no equivalent to the unique experience gained by standing in the presence of original artworks, which assist us in better understanding who we are as individuals and as members of specific communities and ages.

I look forward to seeing you in the Museum,

Charles R. Loving, Director and Curator, George Rickey Sculpture Archive