Inside the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, a sprawling space has been crafted to unite classic and contemporary in a dance that engages the senses.

From its stunning atrium, rich with natural light, to a chapel bringing a light of its own to this sacred space, the new centerpiece of the University of Notre Dame’s Arts Gateway is poised for a new chapter of engagement with the arts.

A view of the oculus in the ceiling from the ground.

Photo Essay

In the galleries

A peek at the visitor experience inside the museum

Three students viewing an exhibit in Raclin Murphy Museum of Art


Students get early taste

Hundreds of students toured Raclin Murphy during early access viewing. Read more

Joe Becherer and Jenna Liberto stand in the art gallery with recording equipment.

NDWorks Podcast

The finishing touches

Joe Becherer, director and curator of sculpture for the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, shares his hopes for these new artistic spaces and why it's time for Notre Dame's art collections to shine. Listen to the podcast


With Raclin Murphy, an Arts Gateway emerges at Notre Dame

The opening of the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art is a debut of the initial phase of the Notre Dame Arts Gateway—a collection of state-of-the-art buildings and spaces dedicated to the visual and performing arts and architecture. Read more

Main entrance to the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art.


Classic and contemporary

The Raclin Murphy Museum of Art seeks to blend past and present, art and teaching, to enrich both the University campus and South Bend community.

The chapel inside the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art showing an altar with a bright blue stained glass window in the back, and a native american themed mosaic ceiling.


New Raclin Murphy Museum of Art opens

A new gateway to the University of Notre Dame continues the University’s long legacy of commitment to the arts.Read more

Black and white photo of Ernestine Raclin

Raclin Murphy

Notre Dame Hesburgh Trustee and family make new museum possible

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Trustee Ernestine Raclin, along with her daughter and son-in-law, Carmen and Chris Murphy, made possible the construction of the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art.Read more

A worker assembles a display for an exhibit at the Raclin Murphy Art Museum

Notre Dame Magazine

Art in motion: Moving from the Snite Museum

For months leading up to the opening of the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, Notre Dame Magazine documented the staff’s meticulous, labor-intensive transfer process.

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