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A Protest Against Forgetting: The Paintings of Jim Falck

September 22 – November 18, 2015

Preview Exhibition: September 10 - 11

Opening Reception September 25, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Homecoming Open House October 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Jim Falck was an architect and painter who held a passionate belief in the power of art to affirm life. His images are instilled with a deep understanding of the history of painting and demonstrate how deeply motivated he was by Modernist masters like Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, Clyfford Still, and Richard Diebenkorn. A North Dakota native, he was born to a family that farmed land north of Jamestown and went on to study architecture at NDSU. He worked in a number of prominent architecture design firms in Denver and Boston during the 1960s and 1970s, and he held the position of Chief Landscape Architect for the Metropolitan Park System of Boston until his retirement in 1988.

After retiring Falck embarked on a journey as a full-time artist and divided his time between home and abroad, creating work in artist residencies in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Mexico. The artist’s paintings convey a passion for travel and a lust for life. With his death in October 2013, a collection of his personal artwork was donated to NDSU in his memory and an endowment was created in his name. Curated by Christian Gion, this exhibition is a celebration of the life and work of Jim Falck and his legacy of lifelong commitment to the visual arts.

This exhibition is sponsored by the NDSU Development Foundation and NDSU Alumni Association.

Fall 2015 Baccalaureate Exhibition

November 12 – December 12, 2015

Reception November 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The NDSU Visual Arts Department and the Memorial Union Gallery present an exhibition of work by the Fall 2015 Baccalaureate candidates. This exhibition is the product of years of vigorous effort, critique, and artistic evolution by the exhibiting artists.


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:
Monday through Friday,
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Or by appointment
The Gallery will be closed the following dates due to holidays, trainings, and show transitions: August 19-20, September 12, September 19, November 11, November 26  28, December 12

Contact the MU Gallery:
(701) 231- 7900
2nd floor of the NDSU Memorial Union




August 6: “Missouri Valley Gold: Paintings by Greg Walter” opens

August 24 - 28: Fall Poster Sale, 9 am – 6 pm

September 4: Greg Walter Artist Talk, 11 am

September 10 – 11: Jim Falck Preview Exhibition

September 25: Opening Reception - “A Protest Against Forgetting: The Paintings of Jim Falck,” 5 – 7 pm

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Administration Phone: +1 (701) 231-8241
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