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Divine Illusions: Statue Paintings from Colonial South America

Divine Illusions: Statue Paintings from Colonial South America

January 18 – May 16, 2020

O’Shaughnessy (East) Galleries

In eighteenth-century Spanish America, sculpted images of the Virgin Mary were frequent subjects of paintings. Some of these "statue paintings" depicted sculptures famed for miraculous intercession in medieval Spain. Others captured the likenesses of statues originating in the Americas and similarly celebrated for their divine intervention. Like the statues they...

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Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds

Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds

February 4 – June 19, 2020

Scholz Works on Paper Gallery

Chao Shao-an (趙少昂, 1905-1998) lived a momentous life vividly expressed through brush and ink over a nearly eighty-year career.  This intimate exhibition of seventeen works are drawn from the collection of his family and feature detailed yet poetic images of the natural world for which the artist developed an international reputation.  These...

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2020 MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition

2020 MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition

April 14 – May 16, 2020

West O'Shaughnessy Galleries

This annual exhibition is comprised of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with an MFA degree from the University of Notre Dame Department of Art, Art History & Design. It is typically provocative and demonstrates a broad awareness of the themes and processes of Contemporary art. Museum...

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Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame

Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame

August 21 – December 12, 2020

O’Shaughnessy Galleries

The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame is home to a noteworthy collection of photographs, perhaps the finest academic collection in the Midwest. Although the 19th century collection is renowned, the 20th century collection is equally significant but lesser known. This exhibition of one hundred carefully selected American...

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