DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Snite Museum of Art

As the Institute strives to "bring Ireland to Notre Dame," we have two inventive and inspired campus partners: The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Snite Museum of Art.

Debartalo Performing Arts Center

The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center  is the University’s leading presenter of world-class artistic programming, having commissioned over 40 new works in every conceivable genre. Just a few of the many events for which we have partnered with the Center are the premiere of the documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion, a film series on The Troubles, and performances of the Irish Theatre of Chicago, the fiddler Eileen Ivers, and the Trinity Irish Dance Company.

Snite Museum of Art

The Snite Museum of Art maintains an outstanding collection of paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures in an environment that encourages close looking and critical thinking. In the Institute's partnership with the Snite, the 2019-2020 academic year was remarkable for activities built around the museum's exhibition of Irish art: "'Looking at the Stars': Irish Art at the University of Notre Dame." The museum hosted readings in the galleries by the playwright Marina Carr and the poet John Deane, as well as lectures, musical performances, and undergraduate Irish-language classes.

Irish Theatre of Chicago's "Pineapple"
"Young Claudius," Mary Swanzy (1942), Gift of the Donald and Marilyn Keough Foundation