The Laurel Reuter Director’s Fund
The North Dakota Museum of Art Board of Trustees and Museum staff have embarked upon a two-year fundraising campaign to honor the legacy of Founding Director Laurel Reuter, who dedicated fifty years of her career to creating a vital cultural life for those of the Northern Plains and beyond, just one example of the legacy she has created. To honor and highlight Laurel’s life work, we aim to create a $2,000,000 investment fund. This fund would continue her legacy of presenting world-class contemporary art on the Plains, the development of Native American Initiatives, commissions of new works and artistic publications, and more. This fund will continue to enrich the cultural life of visitors and supporters from all over the globe, but also those who make this place their home.
Gifts of $5000 or more will be added to this page below.
Gifts under $4,999
Please join the below donors at whatever level you are comfortable with.
All gifts get us closer to our $2,000,000 goal.
Laurel Reuter kicked off the Director’s Fund with a gift of $100,000 to ensure the Museum thrives for generations to come.
First match with a $200,000 gift. Established more than 60 years ago, Lannan Foundation is a distinguished advocate for the visual arts and seeks to advance cultural freedom, diversity, and creativity. In the early 2000s, Lannan Foundation supported the tour of The Disappeared, an exhibition Reuter curated that toured to South and Central America, and five sites in the US. Fully supporting Reuter’s vision, Lannan Foundation contributed $200,000 to the fund. Click here to read the foundation’s letter of support for the Director’s Fund.
Dr. William F. Wosick
The Mulhollem Cravens Foundation
Mike Jacobs and Suezette Bieri
Christophe and Margaret Wall-Romana
Donated the proceeds of his painting ULAE Sweetheart of the Rodeo that sold during the 2022 Autumn Art Auction.
Donated the proceeds from the sale of Jasper Johns’ Target that sold during the 2022 Autumn Art Auction.
Donated all proceeds of the sale of Between Two Forests that sold during the 2022 Autumn Art Auction to the museum: 50% to the Laurel Legacy Fund and 50% to the museum.