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Origin Story, Now on Display in the Memorial Union Gallery

The Memorial Union Gallery at North Dakota State University is pleased to present an exhibition that highlights the stories behind the Student Art Collection. The exhibition will be on display in the Memorial Union Gallery from October 3-October 12th. There will be a reception on Tuesday, October 10th from 5-7pm. Gallery events are free to the public and all are invited to attend.

The Origin Story exhibition depicts the heritage of the Memorial Union Gallery through three different stories. The first story examines early artworks purchased to make up the Student Art Collection. Artists collected during this time include Frank Stella, Max Ernst and Judy Chicago. The second part of the exhibition examines three little known events in the Gallery’s history- how the Gallery purchased a portrait by Andy Warhol, how the Gallery missed out on owning a collection of works by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still and how a prominent piece of artwork in the collection was stolen. The third facet of this exhibition is a thorough review of how NDSU had once worked Norwegian sculptor Vigeland Gustav to create a monument to President Teddy Roosevelt. These three explorations offer a more in depth and intimate view of the Gallery’s collection and history.

Origin Story was curated by Collections Assistant Kirbie Sondreal.

The Memorial Union Gallery is on the second floor of the NDSU Memorial Union, located at 1401 Administrative Avenue in Fargo. Visitor parking is available in the South Union Lot; free parking available after 4:30 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. The gallery is open Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Gallery programming is supported by student activity fees; all events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NDSU will honor reasonable requests for accommodations.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Faris at 701-231-8239 or james.faris@ndsu.edu

Two New Exhibitions - (Dis)Connect and Coexist

The Memorial Union Gallery at North Dakota State University is pleased to present two new exhibitions for September. The exhibition is Gallery A includes new paintings by Tyler Evin. The exhibition in Gallery B is titled “Coexist” and features sculptural artworks by Sarah Faye McPherson. The exhibitions will be on display in the Memorial Union Gallery from August 29-September 28. There will be a reception on Tuesday, September 19th from 5-7pm. Gallery events are free to the public and all are invited to attend.

Gallery A in the Memorial Union Gallery includes the exhibition “(Dis)Connect” by Tyler Evin. The artist is currently lives in Moorhead, MN and teaches in West Fargo, ND. His works are often complicated portraits that touch on place, meaning and identity. More information on the artist can be found at tylerevin.com.

Gallery B features an exhibition titled “Coexist” and includes new works by Sarah Faye McPherson. The artist recently received her MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her works often merge imagery, fabricated items and digitally rendered environments into precarious arrangements.  More information on the artist can be found at sarahfayemchpherson.com.

The Memorial Union Gallery is on the second floor of the NDSU Memorial Union, located at 1401 Administrative Avenue in Fargo. Visitor parking is available in the South Union Lot; free parking available after 4:30 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. The gallery is open Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. All events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NDSU will honor reasonable requests for accommodations.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Anthony Faris at 701-231-8239 or james.faris@ndsu.edu

2017 Juried Exhibition

The Visual Arts Department and Memorial Union Gallery at North Dakota State University are pleased to present the first annual 2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. The exhibition will be on display in the Memorial Union Gallery from May 2-August 21st. The Gallery will host an opening reception on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5-7PM, with an award ceremony taking place at 5:30pm. This event is free to the public and all are invited to attend.

The Visual Arts Department is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that encourages individual exploration of art practice led by exceptional faculty. This year’s Undergraduate Exhibition feature over ninety artworks by 39 student artist. This year’s exhibition includes drawing, digital media, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media artworks. The 2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is a cohesive record of the ideas and images that students have been exploring at North Dakota State University.  

The initial selection process was completed by visual arts faculty members. The awards and scholarships were chosen by Laura Youngbird, Director of Native American Programs at the Plains Arts Museum. Youngbird chose four artworks for awards to be given to visual arts students: three Honorable Mentions and one Best in Show. Photos of the award winners are available in the 2017 UG Album on FLICKR.

Visual Art Professors at North Dakota State University include Kimble Bromley, Kris Groberg, Kent Kapplinger, Aaron Kirchhoff, Meghan Kirkwood, Andrew Stark, Michael Strand and David Swenson.

HOURS + CONTACT

Semester Hours:
Monday-Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
or by appointment

Summer + Holiday Hours:
Monday-Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Or by appointment

Contact the MU Gallery:
(701) 231- 7900
ndsu.mugallery@ndsu.edu
2nd floor of the NDSU Memorial Union

 


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