Calendar of Events

Semiannual Magazine of the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

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This publication is distributed in September and January and consists of articles on Snite Museum art acquisitions, museum exhibitions, art education and public programs, general museum news, upcoming special events, and the Friends of the Snite Museum activities.

Jan-Aug 2012 | Aug-Dec 2012

butkin_catalogFigures on Rocks at the Edge of the Sea, or The Coast at Etretat, 1867 Jehan-Georges Vibert (French, 1840–1902) oil on canvas Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noah L. Butkin 2009.045.110

Breaking the Mold: The Legacy of the Noah L. and Muriel S. Butkin Collection of Nineteenth-Century French Art

Breaking the Mold celebrates two generous donors, Noah L. and Muriel S. Butkin, whose gifts established the Snite Museum’s collecting strength in nineteenth-century French academic art. Their philanthropic support extended to the Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University in addition to the University of Notre Dame.

At a time when other collectors were acquiring Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, the Butkins purchased realist art. Alongside well-known artists, such as Jean-Léon Gérôme and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, they bought compelling works by lesser-known artists such as Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, Jules Breton, Alphonse Legros, Henri Gervex, and Théodule Ribot.

Breaking the Mold was edited by Gabriel P. Weisberg, professor of Art History, University of Minnesota. Additional authors include Kirsten Appleyard MA ’11, Heather Lemonedes, Sarah Sik ,and Janet Whitmore, with research assistance provided by Yvonne Weisberg.

The Breaking the Mold exhibition catalog was made possible by generous gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Lee ’59 and Mr. Ralph M. Hass ’39.

The soft cover catalog is distributed through the University of Washington Press at the retail price of $30 each. You can order copies from them by calling 1-800-537-5487 or from their website.

Snite Father Lindesmith Part 1 Download Snite Father Lindesmith Part 1 (7.37 MB PDF) and Snite Father Lindesmith Part 2 (9.57 MB PDF)

Father Lindesmith Collection:
History Into Art and Anthropology

by Joanne Mack, Emerita, Curator of Native American Art

Father Eli Washington John Lindesmith served as Catholic chaplain at Fort Keogh, Montana Territory, where he interacted daily with infantry, cavalry, and Native American scouts— primarily Cheyenne. Over time, he amassed a collection of varied cultural materials with the intent to enlighten the public about the American West and its significance to US history.  Outstanding aspects of Lindesmith’s collection are beadwork produced by the wives and sisters of Cheyenne scouts who, with their families, lived at the fort, as well as his documentation of each acquisition.

Curator Emerita of Native American Art, Snite Museum of Art and Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Joanne Mack organized the exhibition and is the lead author of its catalog.

Artist in Residence: Working Drawings by Luigi Gregori catalogDownload Artist in Residence: Working Drawings by Luigi Gregori catalog (2.5MB PDF)

Artist in Residence:
Working Drawings by Luigi Gregori (1819-1896)

by Sophia Meyers, M.A., Art History, Notre Dame '10, Assoc. Prof. Robert Randolf Coleman, and Snite Museum Director Charles Loving
Snite Museum of Art – University of Notre Dame

This exhibition catalog brings to light new information about the Bolognese artist, Luigi Gregori, and his decorative programs for Sacred Heart Church (now the Basilica of the Sacred Heart), the Main Building, and St. Edward's Hall on the campus of Notre Dame.

Essays situate the artist's drawings within the context of art's academic training tradition and Purismo, a nineteenth-century religious art movement dedicated to the emulation of early Renaissance themes and styles.

Gregori's artistic contributions to the nascent academic community's early efforts to forge a strong visual identity for itself are examined in twenty-five catalog entries and numerous full-color illustrations.