A history of Notre Dame's art collection

By Dean Porter

On November 9, 2005, Notre Dame’s third professional museum director, Chuck Loving, and his staff, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Snite Museum of Art. During 1980 to 2005, The Snite Museum of Art emerged from an all-too-often-expressed “the best kept secret” reputation, earning its place among the elite of university art museums. It owes much of its success to hundreds of individuals and organizations who, in partnership, formed a great team.

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The Painter's Dream

By Dean Porter

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When Don Vogl retired from teaching in 1994, he and his wife, Colette, talked about fulfilling the artist’s dream. Since coming to Notre Dame in 1963, Vogl had traveled and painted throughout Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and his favorite state, Arizona. He had hoped to spend his retirement with Colette amid the radiant red rocks of Sedona on the high desert plane of Arizona. So Colette cut a deal: Clear the house of his thousands of paintings, and the couple would head west.…

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