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.