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The Memorial Union Gallery is a hub for ideas, interdisciplinary explorations of art, inspiration, engagement with critical issues and a venue where we can examine our shared experiences. The student-focused Memorial Union Gallery hosts exhibitions, workshops, discussions, literary journals, spoken-word poetry events and performances to provide diverse opportunities to connect with the arts. The Gallery maintains a collection of contemporary American and regional artworks for research, preservation and display. We are committed to serving our community of learners, enhancing academic research and fulfilling North Dakota State University’s Land Grant mission.


We invite you to explore this site and become an active part of Your Memorial Union Gallery!


The Gallery hosts monthly exhibitions featuring diverse media that examine contemporary issues. Exhibitions are typically on display for one month and feature an artist’s reception, artist’s talk and workshop or lecture. Visit our Current Exhibitions page to see what is in the Memorial Union Gallery now. 

The Memorial Union Gallery hosts exhibitions, workshops, discussions, literary journals, spoken-word poetry events and performances to provide diverse opportunities to connect with the creative arts. Visit our Programming page to see what upcoming events are scheduled and how you can participate with the Gallery.

If you are interested in exploring the themes, artists and programming that the Memorial Union Gallery has hosted in the past, we invite you to pick a year and review our exhibitions. While we have been curating exhibitions for over 40 years, we have an online archive available to visitors for the last ten years. Enjoy!

The Permanent Collection at the Memorial Union Gallery is large, varied and above all, captivating. The art collection includes hundreds of artworks that represent a vast breadth of styles, media and examinations of contemporary themes. Artists such as Andy Warhol, Judy Chicago, Jasper Johns, Oscar Howe, James Rosenquist and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith are just the beginning. Learn more about the collection in this section.

This is an active space: A space that is alive and growing, with a mission that is evolving each month and each year. There are so many opportunities to make the Gallery a place for artists, for writers, for dancers, for musicians, for debaters and on and on and on. If you are interested in being a part of the Gallery’s established programming or creating a new event, check out the Opportunities section.


Semester hours - Gallery hours are 11:00 - 5:00 Tuesday through Saturday; Thursday 11:00 - 8:00 pm.

Summer hours - Tuesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Memorial Union Gallery & Store is located on the Upper Level of the Memorial Union, above the NDSU Bookstore. 

Visitor parking is available nearby in the South Union Parking Lot for $.50 per 15 minutes. Free parking is available after 4:30 p.m. weekdays, and parking is free all day during the weekends. Instructions for using the self-service paystations are located at each kiosk. 
Click here to view the NDSU Parking Lot Map

Contact Us:
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6050, Dept. 5340
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Shipping Address:
258 Memorial Union, NDSU
1401 Administration Ave.
Fargo, ND 58102

Anthony Faris
Gallery Coordinator & Curator of Collections

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North Dakota State University
Administration Phone: +1 (701) 231-8241
Campus address: Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5340 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Memorial Union

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