This list is incomplete and dates times are subject to change. We will update this list as soon as we have information.
North Dakota Governor's School July 9-19
A summer residential NDSU program for high school students offering study in Science, Mathematics, IT, English, and Performing/Visual Arts. ND high school students in the Visual Arts program will create, install, and exhibit all work created during this summer experience.
Sanford Nurse Lanyard Project Aug 13 – Sept 28
In collaboration with Spring 2013 NDSU Graphic Design students and Roger Maris Cancer Center Nurses – this social project bridges students, community, and those touched by cancer; while illustrating the potential of functional art in today’s society. This exhibit is curated by Heather Zinger, Artist-in-Residence at the Roger Maris Cancer Center.
NDSU Greek Life Homecoming Exhibition Oct 1- 19
Over NDSU Homecoming, the Memorial Union Gallery will partner with Greek Life, it’s 15 chapters, and NDSU's Archive department to reflect on the history of Greek Life at NDSU.
Memorial Union Gallery Permanent Collection Show (TBD) Oct 22- Nov 23
Student Curated, style/theme to be determined.
NDSU BFA Preview Show Nov 26-Dec 13
In partnership with NDSU's Visual Arts Department
Shelly Bunde, “She Left For Good One Time But Came Back” Dec 2-31
“She Left For Good One Time, But Came Back” is a series of 53 paintings by North Dakota native Shelly Julian Bunde currently touring through the North Dakota Art Gallery Association. The collaged works depict one fictional (but familiar) woman for every county in North Dakota and include a two- or three-line biographical sketch, the sort of tidbit one might recall about a character from one’s childhood.
In the paintings, every woman or girl but one is identified by her husband’s, grandfather’s, father’s, or even father-in-law’s name. Bunde recalls that when she was a girl, women were regularly addressed by, and addressed themselves by their husband’s name, like “Mrs. John Kuntz,” for example. Growing up in North Dakota in the 1970s, Bunde says she was unaware of the Women’s Movement happening at that time, but observed that her mother and the women around her were extremely competent and hard-working, busy raising children, doing heavy chores and, in their “spare” time, running clubs and making crafts of every imaginable kind. Still, recipes submitted to the church cookbook were credited to the likes of “Mrs. Lyle Olson.” It was puzzling to her as a girl.
In these paintings Bunde tries to bring the woman’s story into the foreground, just a little—but not too much, remembering that most of the women she knew would not likely have drawn attention to themselves.
The paintings are collaged with pieces of North Dakota road maps, vintage fabric and other tidbits.
NDAGA: Ali LaRock and Paul Noot, “Put A Bird On It” Jan 1- 31, 2014
This exhibit features a variety of bird themed art by Bismarck artists, Ali LaRock and Paul Noot. Each piece of art featured in the show has a bird on it in a variety of styles and mediums. The title of the show was inspired by an episode of the popular television series “Portlandia” in which the characters go into a store and ‘put birds on things’ to make them more hip and sellable. Noot, and LaRock, both bird lovers, thought it was a fun idea for a show and they began their bird pieces, each drawing on different personal inspiration.