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Our Mission

Founded on the principle that art is essential to understanding individual, shared, and diverse human experiences and beliefs, the Museum encourages close looking and critical thinking. Experiences with significant, original works of art are intended to stimulate inquiry, dialogue, and wonder for audiences across the academy, the community, and around the world—all in support of the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic mission. 

Institutional Memberships and Accreditations

The Museum is a member of, and accredited by, the American Alliance of Museums.

Some of the additional annual professional institutional memberships maintained by the Museum are in the College Art Association, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, and the Midwest Art History Society.