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Composition: Selections from the NDSU Permanent Collection

September 19 – October 11, 2014

Student Gallery Talks, October 2, 4:00 pm

Art + Improv: NDSU Performing Arts Students Respond to the Permanent Collection, October 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
This exhibition of work from the NDSU Permanent Collection explores the concept of composition as it relates to visual art and musical performance: how are compositional decisions made in both music and art, and what effect do these decisions have on the work’s interpretation?
Several principles such as rhythm, balance, unity, and movement have been established to intentionally guide composition in both music and art, reaffirming the inseparable nature of these two forms of expression. This exhibition pairs visual art with musical performance as well as literature and art historical research. In pairing visual art with other mediums, we ask: How do these compositional principles (rhythm / balance / unity / movement) manifest in multiple contexts? What “rules” are followed, and what rules are broken? And ultimately, what makes for a successful composition? 


Semester Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday,
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Summer + Holiday Hours:
Tuesday through Friday,
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Or by appointment

Contact the MU Gallery:
(701) 231- 7900
2nd floor of the NDSU Memorial Union




September 15 – 19 – Fall Poster Sale, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friday, September 19 – Composition: Selections from the Permanent Collection opens

Friday, September 19 – MU Live: DIY Night, 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Thursday, October 2 – Student Gallery Talks: Selected works from the Composition exhibition, 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 4 – Art + Improv: NDSU Performing Arts Students Respond to the Permanent Collection, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:32:04 PM