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South Bend Museum of Art

The South Bend Museum of Art affirms the enduring power of the visual arts to reflect and create community, engage minds, and nurture growth through exhibitions, collections and educational programs. Since its founding in 1947, the SBMA has provided insight into the art, history and culture of the region and nation. Since 1987, the museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums, which recognizes that it has achieved the highest levels of professional standards. A full spectrum of historical and contemporary art is featured in five galleries, and a wide-range of artistic traditions are taught in our world-class art studios. The museum's permanent collection is exhibited in the Carmichael Gallery, and includes a mix of styles and imagery by American artists from the 19th century to present day. The collection includes historical paintings by the Hoosier impressionists as well as works by living Midwestern artists from South Bend and the region. Five other galleries display changing exhibitions: traveling, solo and group exhibitions by professional artists as well as local artist groups and students.
The SBMA hosts events on the first Fridays of each month ranging from artist receptions to social events like Meet Me on the Island that intermingle art and live music. Educational opportunities include a full range of instruction designed to meet the needs of all skill sets from youth to adult. Museum Morning and Sculpture Quest introduces area 5th graders to art and resources are made available to area educators. The SBMA maintains an active docent program of volunteers that lead educational tours through the galleries.

120 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

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