Arts and Culture

Art is a privileged way in which humanity learns to express itself, to innovate, and to create, reminding us of the uniqueness of the human spirit. At the University’s core since its founding, the arts also remind us of the distinction of Notre Dame, a place equally devoted to scholarly advance and its Catholic character.

Museums, Galleries and Venues

Crossroads Gallery

An exhibition space in downtown South Bend enabling engagement with community organizations and the general public.

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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A superb rendering of Notre Dame's traditional, collegiate gothic architecture conceived on a massive, 150,000-square-foot scale. Situated on the southern edge of campus, the DPAC features five main venues:

  • Browning Cinema
  • Chris and Anne Reyes Organ and Choral Hall
  • Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Concert Hall
  • Patricia George Decio Theatre
  • Regis Philbin Studio Theatre
  • Washington Hall

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Isis Gallery

Located in O’Shaugnessey Hall, the gallery serves as a student-exhibit venue.

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Snite Museum of Art

Recognized among the nation's premier university art museums with a collection of more than 23,000 works, regularly hosts world-class exhibits and provides a venue for student creations through the annual B.F.A./M.F.A. candidates thesis exhibition.

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Academic Departments

College of Arts & Letters

School of Architecture

Student Film Festival
Annual public showcase of student produced films. Podcast

Opera Notre Dame's 2011 production of Marriage of Figaro

YouTube video where undergraduate students talk about why they chose to major in and what they like best about the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. Watch video.

In the Catholic tradition, the arts have always been closely tied to worship and the experience of the sacred; art has always been central to the University’s commitment to learning, teaching, and serving, and it is of crucial importance to our continued growth as a community of learning.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
President, University of Notre Dame