Byzantine School, Holy Trinity, 17th century, tempera and gilt on woodByzantine School, Holy Trinity, 17th century, tempera and gilt on wood. Gift of Mr. Ferdinand Vogel, 1958.020

Museum Mission

The Snite Museum of Art is founded on the principle that art is essential to understanding individual, shared, and diverse human experiences and beliefs. The Museum encourages close looking and critical thinking to stimulate inquiry, dialogue, and wonder for audiences on campus and beyond. Fundamental activities include developing and stewarding an art collection, creating and sharing knowledge, serving our communities, and exploring the spiritual dimensions of art—all in support of the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic mission. (updated and approved April 2018)

Institutional Memberships and Accreditations

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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 Museum are in the College Art Association, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, and the Midwest Art History Society.

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