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North Water Rising


December 23, 2014 – February 5, 2015

Closing Reception featuring talks by student participants and project coordinators Meghan Kirkwood and Dominic Fischer, February 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“North Water Rising” features recent work by NDSU photography and landscape architecture students exploring the Red River Basin, which extends from Lake Traverse to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba and contains more than 28 million acres of land that drains into the Red River.

The exhibition is the result of a semester-long interdisciplinary agreement between photography students in the Department of Visual Arts and fifth-year landscape architecture students in the Environmental Planning Studio. Landscape architecture students each inventoried a separate 1 million acres from the Turtle Mountains in north-central North Dakota to east of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, to identify emergent programs that could be implemented basinwide. Photography students used this work as a point of departure for their own projects on the Red River Basin. The projects examine conceptions of the river, its colors and forms, and the interaction between area residents and the dynamic riparian zone.



Call For Earrings

Help raise awareness for the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women across the US and Canada. We are creating a traveling art exhibit displaying 1,181 earrings (one-side or one half of a pair) to symbolize the Indigenous women who were stolen. The exhibition will open on February 9 in the Memorial Union Gallery. Bring or send one side of a Native-designed earring (or an earring you’ve lost one side to) to the Memorial Union Gallery and help shed light on this important epidemic. 


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




Friday, January 30: MU Live - DIY Lanterns, 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Thursday, February 5: Closing Reception for North Water Rising, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Monday, February 9: Sing Our Rivers Red Speak Out + Exhibition Opening , 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, February 9: Sing Our Rivers Red Concert featuring Frank Waln, Mic Jordan, Diane Miller, and Young Jibwe, 5:00 – 7:00 pm in MU Century Theater

Saturday, February 14: Sing Our Rivers Red March, 11:30 am at Fargo Public Library  

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