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.
The Gallery Store provides one-of-a-kind, handmade items for sale that showcases the talents and creative expertise in the FM area. You’ve heard a lot about buying local? Well, sales from the Gallery Store support local, independent and NDSU students and artists. This section gives you more information on what the Store has to offer both visitors and artists.
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.
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.
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P.O. Box 6050, Dept. 5340
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
258 Memorial Union, NDSU
1401 Administration Ave.
Fargo, ND 58102
Gallery Coordinator & Curator of Collections