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
An exhibition space in downtown South Bend enabling engagement with community organizations and the general public.
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
Located in O’Shaugnessey Hall, the gallery serves as a student-exhibit venue.
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.
- Department of Art, Art History and Design
- Department of Film, Television and Theatre
- Department of Music
- Creative Writing Program
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