Rural Arts

The Rural Arts Initiative, an educational outreach program, works to encourage and empower rural school students and their teachers to actively participate in learning through the arts. The Rural Art Initiative came about in direct response to feedback from educators and families working in rural areas. Major challenges such as inadequate funding for art education, few museums and great distances have not allowed the visual arts to flourish in rural areas as much as other forms of art such as music and theater, which accompanied early settlers as they moved west.

 

Workshop credit for teachers
Participating teachers will receive college credit for fifteen contact hours through the Initiative. They will learn about the North Dakota Museum of Art and how to use the Museum in a classroom setting. Credits must be decided upon prior to workshops.


Classroom visit by Museum staff and educators
Before students from rural schools visit the Museum, a Museum educator will visit their classroom to introduce the Museum, its building, museum practices, and exhibitions.


Museum Visits
Three major exhibitions will be selected for the program. Throughout the school year, teachers and their students will visit the Museum to see and discuss exhibitions. Financial support for travel expenses is available for qualifying schools.


Tour exhibitions
The Museum will organize touring exhibitions of art, relevant to the local communities, that are integrated into school curricula and that can withstand less-than-optimal conditions and handling. Each exhibition targets specific age groups within the K-12 spectrum but all class levels are encouraged to visit and participate in the exhibition. Each host organization must provided a secure facility and staff for the duration of the exhibition. Exhibition times vary depending on location.


The Museum will deliver and install the exhibition
As part of the program Museum staff will train docents on the exhibition and program. In addition, Museum staff will return to pack up the exhibition when it closes. There is never a cost to host organizations. Past exhibitions, Snow Country Prison, Self Portraits, Shelterbelts, Marking the Land, and Animals: Them and Us, have been installed in buildings such as bank basements, Masonic temples, empty store fronts, school gymnasiums, etc. Each exhibition will be installed for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one month.

 


 

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions


Who are contemporary American Indian people in North Dakota? What are their stories? Printmaker Daniel Heyman was invited to North Dakota from the East Coast to ask those questions. His invitation came from two University of North Dakota faculty, printmaker Kim Fink and graphic designer Lucy Ganje. Accompanied by Leigh Jeanotte, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Director of UND’s American Indian Student Services, the three artists set out for North Dakota’s Reservations. With introductions from the local tribal colleges, they began their interviews.

Their final work “Native Impressions” includes both portraits and text from a range of people living on North Dakota’s four reservations including business people, farmers, ranchers, teachers, politicians, tribal leaders, and community members. Once the subjects had been chosen, Heyman quickly drew their images and then carved them into wood to produce large-scale, reduction color woodcut portraits of Native people: one for each subject, three from each reservation, each approximately 25.5 x 19.5 inches.

While Heyman made the drawings, Lucy Ganje interviewed the sitters, collecting their oral histories, which she transcribed, edited, designed, and typeset into accompanying broadsides. Kim Fink as Publisher and Master Printer oversaw the production. Colorist Heyman’s equal prowess as a printer, and Ganje’s expertise in design and typography, propelled the three to work hand-in-hand as true collaborators.

 

Touring Schedule

 

NotStock, Minot, ND
September 21 - 25, 2016

 

Jamestown Arts Center
October 27 - November 26, 2016

 

University of Mary - Bismarck
January 1 - 31, 2017

 

Northwest Arts Center - Minot
November 1 - 30, 2017

 
 

 



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Magdalena Abakanowicz

Magdalena Abakanowicz

"After Evil Faces", 1985, Lithograph. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Brong Abron Benin culture

Brong Abron Benin culture

"African Farmer with Tools" c20th century, Carved wood. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Angel Alfonso

Angel Alfonso

"Untitled", Gelatin silver print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Angel Alfonso

Angel Alfonso

"Untitled", Gelatin silver print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Angel Alfonso

Angel Alfonso

"Untitled", Gelatin silver print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Angel Alfonso

Angel Alfonso

"Untitled", Gelatin silver print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Marcelo Brodsky

Marcelo Brodsky

"The Undershirt", 1985, Type C print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Magdalena Campos- Pons

Magdalena Campos- Pons

"The Seven Powers", 1994, Cibachrome prints with overpainting. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Peter Dean

Peter Dean

"Berlin: The Accusation", 1986, Oil on canvas. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Aganetha Dyck

Aganetha Dyck

"The Working Life of Bees: The Sixth Sense", 1985, Type C print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Juan Manuel Echavrria

Juan Manuel Echavrria

"Requiem NN 101", 2006-10, Type C Print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Juan Manuel Echavrria

Juan Manuel Echavrria

"Requiem NN 23", 2006-10, Type C Print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Juan Manuel Echavrria

Juan Manuel Echavrria

"Requiem NN 240", 2006-10, Type C Print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Juan Manuel Echavrria

Juan Manuel Echavrria

"Requiem NN 47", 2006-10, Type C Print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Rena Effendi

Rena Effendi

"Girl Staring, Refugee Camp, Azerbaijan", 2005, Gelatin silver print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Rena Effendi

Rena Effendi

"Wedding Dress in a Refugee House, Azerbaijan" 2005, Gelatin silve print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Rena Effendi

Rena Effendi

"Wedding Tent, Marneuli, Georgia" 2005, Gelatin silver print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Natalia Godoy

Natalia Godoy

"Untitled", 2004, Gelatin silver print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Alberto Korda

Alberto Korda

"Fidel Visite El Momento a Lincoln en Washington, 1959", Gelatin silver print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Luis Gonzales Palma

Luis Gonzales Palma

"Between Roots and Air", 1996-97, Photographic collage. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Arnold Saper

Arnold Saper

"Dejected Man", 2000, Graphite on paper. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Elias Sime

Elias Sime

"Three Selachas", 1985, Tanned goatskins with straw stuffing and plastic bag stitching decoration. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

John Solinger

John Solinger

"The Myre Place, Reynolds, ND", 2005, Archival digital print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Alex Webb

Alex Webb

"Havana, Cuba", 1993, Type C print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Alex Webb

Alex Webb

"Havana, Cuba", 1993, Type C print. Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Beyond Home

 

Home is where we live and for most of us the place where we are most comfortable. Beyond Home is everywhere else. This exhibition is drawn from the North Dakota Museum of Art’s permanent collection. It is artwork the Museum holds in trust for the people of North Dakota. There are artists from ten foreign countries as well as three United States citizens who make art about life in other countries. Quite often they use visual language (art) to explore historical events and how they impact human life. Art is one of the humanities, which along with such fields as law, philosophy, history and literature, studies how people process and document the human experience. What does it mean to be human is the overriding issue for many artists in this show.

 

Touring Schedule

 

Cavalier County Court House - Cavalier, ND
October 3 - 14, 2016
 

 

 

 



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A Walk in the Woods

 

A Walk in the Woods consists of artwork from the Museum’s Permanent Collection by artists who create images and constructions about wood or include wood as their material. Wood plays an important role in each person’s life by providing warmth, shelter, refuge, or a place to find food, shade, and much more. In fairy tales, legends, and folktales the woods or forests often have a very important purpose. Stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White depict woods as a daunting place to be avoided. On the other hand, Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed find tranquility and life. Much like these stories, the artists in this exhibition have different takes on wood and how it is used. Visitors to the exhibition will see photography, sculpture, wood-fire ceramics, wood block prints, plus work from the Museum’s new African collection. Artworks in the exhibition deal with necessity, aesthetics, and spirituality. At same time the exhibition contains works that are utilitarian and functional, yet artistic in design. 

 

Touring Schedule

 

Minot State University, Minot, ND
September 17 - 22, 2014
In conjunction with NotStock
 

Audi Theater, Cando, ND
November 4 - 14, 2014
 

County Courthouse, Langdon, ND
November 17 - December 1, 2014


Northwest Health and Wellness Center, Crosby, ND
April 7 - 21, 2015


Chahinkapa Zoo, Wahpeton, ND
May 5 - 27, 2015
 

The Arts Center, Jamestown, ND
June 11 - July 18, 2015
 

Pekin Auditorium, Pekin, ND
October 7 - 21, 2015
 

Harry L. Petrie Public Library, Linton, ND 
November 4 - 13, 2015
 

Technology Center, Bottineau, ND
November 16 - 27


Bottineau Technology Center, Bottineau, ND
November 16 - 27, 2015
 

The Q, Fessenden, ND
March 1 - 15

Robert Archambeau

Robert Archambeau

Untitled (bowl), 2013, Wood fired stoneware, 4.5 x6 x 6 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Robert Archambeau

Robert Archambeau

Untitled (vessel), 2013, Wood fired stoneware and bronze, 9.5 x 9 x 9 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Robert Archambeau

Robert Archambeau

Untitled (vessel), 2013, Wood fired stoneware, 10.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Albert Belleveau

Albert Belleveau

Expecting from the Knotty Girl Series, 2006, Driftwood with steel armature 70 x 13 x 12 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Paul Bowen

Paul Bowen

Confessional, 1986-87, Driftwood and glue construction, 71 x 27 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Robert Brady

Robert Brady

Topaz, 1991, Painted, carved wood 37 x 54.25 x 8.5 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

James Craig

James Craig

Man Eating Plant, 2006, Metal, found and carved wood, 84 x 19 x 6 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Roger and Brenda Cree

Roger and Brenda Cree

Willow Basket, 2002, Red and brown willow, 19 x 26 x 25 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Jim Dow

Jim Dow

Painted Tree Trunk at Sam Bjertness’s Home, Hatton, ND, 1981, Type chromagenic print, 16 x 20 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Jim Dow

Jim Dow

Watermelon Carving by Little Girl, 1981, Type chromagenic print, 16 x 20 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Helgi Hjaltalin Eyjolfsson

Helgi Hjaltalin Eyjolfsson

Favorable Circumstances, Grandfather Clock, 2006, Wood, 80 x 20 x 10.5 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Kim Fink

Kim Fink

Shadow Cat, 2009, Wood block with example print, 6.25 x 5 ins. each

Nancy Friese and Laurel Reuter

Nancy Friese and Laurel Reuter

Tumbling Time (Cottonwood), 2010, Etching on Shikoku paper, 15 x 15 ins. Image by Friese, Poem by Reuter, Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Nancy Friese

Nancy Friese

Sky That Soars I, 1987, Monoprint and gouache, 18 x 24 ins. Collection of Laurel Reuter

Nancy Friese

Nancy Friese

Sky That Soars II, 1984, Monoprint and gouache, 18 x 24 ins. Collection of Laurel Reuter

Frank Golke

Frank Golke

Aerial View: Downed Forest near Elk Rock – approx. 10 miles NW of Mt. St. Helens, 1981, Silver gelatin print 19 x 22 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Adam Kemp

Adam Kemp

View from Lincoln Park Boat Ramp, 2006, Mixed media, 31 x 40 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Warren Mackenzie

Warren Mackenzie

Untitled (bowl), 2013, Wood fired stoneware, 5.5 x 11 x 11 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Warren Mackenzie

Warren Mackenzie

Four-sided Lidded Jar, 2013, Wood fired stoneware, 6 x 5 x 5 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Zoran Mojsilov

Zoran Mojsilov

Three Aces, 1989, Found and carved wood, 89 x 70 x 50 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Vivenne Morgan

Vivenne Morgan

Seeing Woods for Trees, 2011, Archival pigment print, 24 x 33 ins. Collection of the Artist

John Snyder

John Snyder

Horse, 2007/12, Woodcut 31 x 20 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Alec Soth

Alec Soth

Holt Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002, Type Chromogenic print 16 x 20 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Guillermo Srodek-Hart

Guillermo Srodek-Hart

Armadillo Shells, 2006, Archival Pigment print, 39 x 49 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Unknown

Unknown

Untitled (bird effigy), 20th c., Carved wood, 26 x 11 x 9 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Unknown

Unknown

Untitled (chicken mask), 20th c., Carved wood, 34 x 12 x 15 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Unknown

Unknown

Untitled (game) , 20th c., Carved wood 9 x 34 x 12 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Unknown

Unknown

Untitled (emaciated human) 20th c., Carved wood, 45 x 14 x 8 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Unknown

Unknown

Untitled (face effigy), 20th c., Carved wood and reeds, 22 x 11 x 10 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Unknown

Unknown

Untitled (bed), 20th c., Carved wood 19.5 x 63 x 15 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Unknown

Unknown

Untitled (bread paddles), C.1940, Metal, found and carved wood, 84 x 120 ins. Collection of Laurel Reuter

Unknown

Unknown

Untitled (wooden pitchfork), C.1940, Grown to shape and carved wood, 54 x 11 x 4 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Untitled (vessel), 2012, Turned wood with multicoat finish, 13 x 8 x 8 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Untitled (vessel), 2012, Deer antler and turned coffee ground resin, 12 x 8 x 8 ins. Collection of the Artist

Gabe Zacker

Gabe Zacker

Diamond Willow Cane with Cedar Inlay, 1980, Carved Willow wood with Cedar inlay, 41 x 4 x 3 ins. Collection of North Dakota Museum of Art


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