The Snite Museum of Art provides opportunities to enjoy, respond to, learn from, and be inspired by original works of art. As a department of the University of Notre Dame, the Museum supports teaching and research, creates and shares knowledge, celebrates diversity through the visual arts, serves the local community, and explores spiritual dimensions of art.
The Snite Museum Student Advisory Group plans and hosts creative, academic, and social events at the Museum specifically for students. Their work shows students how to enjoy the Museum in multiple ways. Some examples of their work during the 2016-2017 academic year include:
- Professors Pick Series: inviting faculty from across the University to share their favorite work of art, this program creates informal opportunities for students and professors to discuss and exchange ideas about works of art in the Museum's collection
- Trivia Snite!: students come to the Museum in teams ready to test their random knowledge in all sorts of categories inspired by the Museum's collection.
- Sketching Workshops: students have the chance to get their hands dirty with different materials, no prior art experience required.
- Pumpkin Decorating and Easter Egg Dying: the Student Advisory Group set up stations for students to continue creative traditions they often do with their families, but do not usually have the opportunity to do at school.
- Study at the Snite Museum: during reading days, the galleries are filled with tables and chairs and the Student Advisory Group provides coffee and snacks all day long. These are the quietest days of the year in the Museum as students use the inspiring space to prepare for finals!