Arts Initiative

The Arts at Notre Dame have never been stronger, with remarkable facilities, strong faculty, talented students, and dedicated staff. The Arts Initiative will build on our collective resources to create compelling new programs that provide intellectually rich arts experiences to the Notre Dame community and well beyond. Together we will nurture a generation of Notre Dame alumni who value the arts as an integral part of the education of the whole person, and who see advocacy and leadership in the arts as a force for good.

The world-class Raclin Murphy Museum of Art opened its doors Dec. 1, 2023, which was a tremendously exciting moment for the University and the burgeoning Arts Initiative. The College of Arts and Letters, the School of Architecture, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art have collaborated on an awareness campaign and a website,, that invites campus and the community to discover and engage with Notre Dame’s vibrant arts scene and the newly developed Arts Gateway area of campus. Planning is underway for next steps in the arts initiative, including a biennial arts festival that would engage the arts, the community, students, faculty, and staff around a common theme connected to the University’s mission.

Raclin Murphy Museum entrance

New Raclin Murphy Museum of Art anchors Notre Dame Arts Gateway

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Visit the new Arts@ND website

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Notre Dame Arts Council

  1. Ted Barron

    Ted Barron

    Executive Director, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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  2. Joe Becherer

    Joseph Becherer

    Executive Director, Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

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  3. Maria Di Pasquale

    Maria Di Pasquale

    Senior Advisor to the Provost


  4. Matt Hawkins

    Matthew Hawkins

    Director of Musical Theatre and Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Film, Television & Theatre

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  5. Berthold Hoeckner

    Berthold Hoeckner

    Chair, Department of Music; Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History

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  6. Scott Jackson

    Scott Jackson

    Mary Irene Ryan Family Executive Director, Shakespeare at Notre Dame

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  7. Ellen Kirol

    Ellen Kirol

    Academic Advancement Director, College of Arts & Letters

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  8. Rebecca Maloy

    Rebecca Maloy

    J.W. van Gorkom Professor of Music

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  9. Margaret Meserve

    Margaret Meserve

    Vice President and Associate Provost for Academic Space and Support, Professor of History

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  10. Hilary Ott

    Hilary Ott

    Academic Advancement Director, Arts & Architecture

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  11. Alessandro Pierattini

    Alessandro Pierattini

    Associate Professor, School of Architecture

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  12. Stefanos Polyzoides

    Stefanos Polyzoides

    Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean, School of Architecture; Professor of Architecture

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  13. Pam Wojcik

    Pamela Robertson Wojcik

    Department Chair and Andrew V. Tackes Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre

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  14. Michael Schreffler

    Michael Schreffler

    Associate Dean for the Arts, College of Arts and Letters; Professor of Art History

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  15. Scott Shim

    Scott Shim

    Chair, Department of Art, Art History & Design; Professor of Industrial Design

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