Throughout its history, the University of Notre Dame has made an extraordinary commitment to advancing the arts. From its earliest days of building art collections and constructing performance venues, the University has continuously invested in a purposeful engagement with the arts on campus and throughout the wider community.
Today, the arts flourish on the Notre Dame campus, from the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center to the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, the O'Neill Hall of Music, and the arts-related academic departments in the College of Arts and Letters. These spaces now anchor the Notre Dame Arts Gateway, a vibrant space on the south side of campus where campus and community members can experience the visual and performing arts.
The arts have also always been central to the mission and practice of the Catholic church. They fuel intellectual and spiritual engagement, transcend cultural and linguistic barriers, and enrich the lives of artists and audiences alike. These principles stand in alignment with the core values and mission of the University: a commitment to the education and flourishing of the whole person; the nurturing of productive dialogues between faith and reason in accord with the Catholic intellectual tradition; and the production of knowledge through impactful research and scholarship.
Most importantly, the arts offer inspiration to us all. No matter your age, background, or level of familiarity with the arts, they provide an opportunity for intellectual and sensory engagement that leads your mind, voice, and soul to new ideas, perspectives, and experiences.
We invite you to explore all that the arts at Notre Dame have to offer through this calendar, which collects a wide range of events — theatre, concerts, dance, exhibitions, readings, and more — including many that are free to attend.