Resources for Teaching and Research

Bring Your Class to the Snite

Looking at, thinking about, and sharing ideas about art extend course concepts beyond the classroom. No matter how general or specialized the content of the course, the Snite is committed to making experiences with its collection of world art accessible to all faculty and students.

Faculty members are welcome to lead their own explorations of the Snite for their classes or send students to the museum with class assignments. Snite staff members are available to assist with these self-guided visits or to lead and facilitate a gallery experience for classes. Faculty can also arrange access to see works of art not currently on view through a visit to the study room.

Contact the Curator of Education, Academic Programs at (574) 631-4718 or by email to schedule or to start planning your guided tour, self-guided visit, or visit to the study room.

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Gallery Space Dedicated to Teaching

The lower level lobby gallery is densely filled with seemingly unrelated objects where faculty and students have the freedom to engage with works of art that do not often come out of storage. Faculty members can return to particular objects with students several times over the course of the semester, and students can spend time closely looking at objects to prepare for writing assignments or presentations.

Visit this space on the lower level of the Museum to imagine how you might use the space to support your own courses. 

Snite Museum Course Development Grants

The Snite Museum of Art offers faculty from any discipline at the University of Notre Dame financial support to develop new courses or to augment or to revise existing courses to place the Museum's collection, exhibitions, and practices at the center of teaching and research. The Snite Museum's objective in offering these funds is to further integrate the practice of teaching with works of art into the academic curriculum of the University. Past awards have supported courses in American Studies; Art History; Education, Schooling, and Society; and the Glynn Family Honors Program, among others.

Grant recipients will receive ample support from Snite Museum staff in designing museum experiences and integrating them into their course teaching. Staff will consult with grant recipients on selecting works of art and connecting with other resources that support course goals. Snite Museum staff can also advise on pedagogical approaches to teaching with the collection or in various Museum spaces. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact Bridget Hoyt, curator of education for academic programs, at hoyt.14@nd.edu to discuss ideas prior to applying.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for any future semester. Read the application guidelines.

Use Works of Art at the Snite for Scholarship

Whether you need to research an object in more depth or are looking for visual connections, the Snite supports faculty whose own research interests connect to works of art in the museum's collection.  Contact the Curator of Education, Academic Programs at (574) 631-4718 or by email for more information.

Learn More about Works of Art at the Snite

See an Overview of the CollectionsThe Snite Museum of Art is comprised of over 27,000 objects representing thousands of years of human expression from around the globe. 

Read Museum PublicationsLearn more about works of art in the collection in these featured Snite publications.

Attend Events at the Snite: Exhibition openings, lectures, and interdisciplinary events are an enjoyable way to learn more about works of art at the museum.  View the calendar for more information.  

Stay Connected to the Snite: Email hoyt.14@nd.edu to be added to the Snite listserv and keep up with opportunities and events at the Snite.