Although work on the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art site was intended to begin in April of 2020, the plan was necessarily placed on hold with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the wisdom and support of the University, design work for the Museum has continued in earnest while we look at all the critical details for the building itself and, most recently, the installation of the galleries. Our most sincere hope is that site work will commence in the spring of 2021. Until then, the Museum will continue to function in the current Snite Museum of Art building. We all look forward to moving onward with this critically important cultural endeavor and delivering to both the University of Notre Dame and this entire region the distinguished museum and welcoming space it deserves.

During the planning and construction let us keep this reminder from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., foremost in our minds and hearts: “Works of art can make us aware of the Divine presence, and help us to understand what it means to be human.”