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A Comprehensive Walking Tour of Notre Dame Sculptures

The University of Notre Dame is known for many things: football, Catholic tradition, having not one but two dining halls… but one thing ND is definitely not known for is its open-air sculpture art.

In the modern day, the rusty remains of these pieces “art” litter our campus. Let us, as a tour group, explore the many monoliths of artistic expression around our school and examine their deeper meanings.

 

If you were an ambitious private university in the ’80s or ’90s and believed you had a chance of being a top ten school by the turn of the 21st Century (uh oh…), you simply had to invest in the liberal arts by installing as many “avante garde” statues across your campus as possible to bolster your status as an intellectual institution.

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