All Past Exhibitions

Josh Johnson: Double Goer

Josh Johnson: Double Goer

May 23 – August 25, 2024   Josh Johnson: Double Goer is the ninth exhibition in the “Art Makers Series” underwritten by Dr. William F. Wosick of Fargo, ND. Because few professional opportunities are available for artists from the region, the Art Makers Series was...

Kellyann Burns: Combing Conversations

Kellyann Burns: Combing Conversations

May 23 – August 25, 2024   Kellyann Burns is an American abstract artist who focuses on process and color. Her hard-edged, geometric abstract paintings are created by stacking flat layers of color, one on top of the other. Pigment is pulled or scraped across the...

Maurice Sendak: 50 Years

Maurice Sendak: 50 Years

March 14 - May 12, 2024   Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, is a retrospective of original paintings and illustrations by Maurice Sendak, honoring the 50th anniversary of when “Where the Wild Things Are” was originally published. Join us on a journey through the...

Heidi Goldberg: Over and Under; Here and Now

Heidi Goldberg: Over and Under; Here and Now

March 14 – May 12, 2024   The North Dakota Museum of Art proudly unveils "Heidi Goldberg: Over and Under, Here and Now," a captivating exhibition showcasing the visionary work of artist Heidi Goldberg. Through a fusion of printmaking, weaving and a deep reverence...

New Acquisitions

New Acquisitions

December 18, 2023 - March 3, 2024   Over the last year and a half, the North Dakota Museum of Art has acquired a significant body of new work from artists across the globe. Much of the work was purchased by an anonymous donor, and others were donated by the...

A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard

A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard

August 15 - December 10, 2023   Opening Reception is Thursday, August 17, at 5:30 pm. "From micro artworks the size of your hand to mammoth, room-sized installations, the diverse roster of women artists in A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard...

Frank Sampson: Land of Hearts Desire

Frank Sampson: Land of Hearts Desire

August 15 – November 13, 2023   An exhibition in honor of Frank Sampson's forthcoming catalog. Inspired by a love of story-telling and a fascination with animals and art history, Frank Sampson has built a career that has reached a pinnacle in the art community....

Chris Pancoe: Blue Ice

Chris Pancoe: Blue Ice

April 6 - August 1, 2023   Opening Reception is Thursday, April 6, at 6 pm. Chris Pancoe will lead an informal gallery talk. "Blue ice equals strong and safe ice and the green light for mini temporary villages to form on our frozen rivers and lakes. In this mixed...

Dyan Rey: My Artistic Journey with the History of Women Artists

Dyan Rey: My Artistic Journey with the History of Women Artists

April 27 - May 28, 2023   Opening Reception Thursday, April 27th, 6 pm.  Dyan Rey Lecture: May 16th, 6 pm   Artist Statement: Over the last number of years, I have produced a series of paintings depicting some of the women artists who were important...

Tim Schouten: The Treaty 5 Suite (Lost in Translation)

Tim Schouten: The Treaty 5 Suite (Lost in Translation)

December 8 - March 26, 2023   Opening Reception is Thursday, December 8, at 5:30pm.Tim Schouten will lead an informal gallery talk.   Schouten is a Canadian artist of settler ancestry, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Although he has exhibited in numerous group...

Xu Bing: Works from the Collection

Xu Bing: Works from the Collection

January 19 - March 26, 2023   Dragonfly Eyes directed by Xu Bing Screening Tuesday, January 25th, at 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow with the artist.   Work from the Museum's permanent collection will be on display, January 19th. Xu...

Freeman Vines: Hanging Tree Guitars

Freeman Vines: Hanging Tree Guitars

September 1 - November 27, 2022   Opening Reception is Thursday, September 1, from 5:00 - 7:00 pmHors d'oeuvres will be served.  Tim Duffy lecture October 20, 6:00 pm Tim Duffy is the founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit organization that...

Richard Tsong-Taatarii. Covid-19: Standing Rock Fights Back

Richard Tsong-Taatarii. Covid-19: Standing Rock Fights Back

September 1 - November 27, 2022   Opening Reception is Thursday, September 1, from 5:00 - 7:00 pmDrinks and hors d'oeuvres served. Richard Tsong-Taatarii is a Staff Photographer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and and a documentary photographer of his own...

Jim Dow: Twenty Years in North Dakota

Jim Dow: Twenty Years in North Dakota

April 7 - May 22, 2022   Lecture Thursday, April 21, 6 pm, followed by a reception with the artist.This event is free and open to the public. Join us on a twenty-year travel across North Dakota with Boston-based photographer Jim Dow. In 1981, the Museum...

From the Collection of Anonymous II

From the Collection of Anonymous II

February 27 - May 22, 2022   The North Dakota Museum of Art announces the opening of From the Collection of Anonymous II, ongoing gifts from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Museum directors make lifelong friends. NDMOA’s Director Laurel Reuter has made...

Uff Da: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde

Uff Da: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde

February 26 - March 30, 2022   Touring the state of North Dakota through the Museum's Rural Arts Initiative. Emily Wilhelmina Dufke Lunde was born in northern Minnesota and, as she says, "with a handle like that you had to have a sense of humor." Laurel Reuter...

From the Collection of Anonymous

From the Collection of Anonymous

October 2021 - February 6, 2022   Museum Directors make lifelong friends. Museum Director Laurel Reuter has made many close friends in her 50-year career. One friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, has taken a particular interest in the Permanent Collection,...

Stuart Klipper: The World in a Few States

Stuart Klipper: The World in a Few States

July 18 - September 14, 2021   Reception Sunday, August 22, 2 - 4 pm Exhibition on loan from RJ and Krista Kern and is a promised gift to the Museum's collection.   I have made photographs in all 50 states; scoping out the lay of the land and the hand of man...

Carol Hepper: Remembering Friends

Carol Hepper: Remembering Friends

July 7 - July 12, 2021   The landscape of South Dakota, remote, yet beautiful, has left its mark on Carol Hepper, a native of the state. It has elicited from her an extraordinarily poetic response in the form of a body of work that unites respect for the past and...

Todd Hebert: Four Paintings

Todd Hebert: Four Paintings

July 7 - July 12, 2021 Todd Hebert received his BFA from the University of North Dakota and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; and the Core Residency Program at the Glassell...

Brad Bachmeier: Conservation Through Clay

Brad Bachmeier: Conservation Through Clay

March 21 - May 31, 2021   The North Dakota Museum of Art will open Conservation Through Clay by Fargo-based artist Brad Bachmeier on Sunday, March 21. There will be no opening reception, but the artist will record a talk which the Museum will upload to YouTube...

ART IN ISOLATION

ART IN ISOLATION

April - October 7, 2020 We asked that you submit images of what you are doing to be creative in this time of social distancing, and you answered our call. We are honored to receive an outpouring of images coming from around the world. So far we've recieved over...

Celebrations

Celebrations

March 2020 - December 2020   A Multi-media celebration of Native American life and art pulled from the Museum’s Permanent Collection and from artists from around the country. The exhibition includes works by: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Julie Buffalohead, Rick...

LYNNE ALLEN: CONSEQUENCES

LYNNE ALLEN: CONSEQUENCES

March 2020 - December 2020 All the matriarchs in Lynne Allen’s family were members of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota. All were sent away to government boarding schools, to realign their cultural heritage. Allen addresses the consequences in...

Staff Favorites 2020

Staff Favorites 2020

SELECTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM'S PERMANENT COLLECTION Armando RamosAlbert BelleveauElias SimeBarton Lidice BenesCraig LangagerGreg BlairArnold SaperConstanza RESRoss RolshovenGuillermo Srodek-HartKiki SmithAganetha DyckRobert PeluceWilliam T. WileyBartosz BedaLEFT TO...

Commissions & Collections

Commissions & Collections

October 27, 2019 - January 19, 2020 Quietly and without much fanfare the North Dakota Museum of Art has been building a permanent collection that is becoming its greatest strength. With minimal financial resources the collection has evolved out of its exhibition...

Frank Sampson

Frank Sampson

July 18 - October 7, 2019   For forty years Frank Sampson—now ninety-two years old—taught painting and printmaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He returns for one month in summer and one month in winter to the North Dakota family’s home in Edmore...

Pure War By John Rogers

Pure War By John Rogers

May 19th - August 15th 2019   Rogers' work explores the American obsession with acceleration, aggression, and adrenal pursuits. Created from a mix of hard and soft materials, the sculptures range from fantastic creatures made of decommissioned firearms to...

Power : Empower

Power : Empower

April 24- July 7, 2019 Who owns the power or controls it? Who has the power and can it be shifted, negotiated. Nature pitted against Humans is one of the most important power struggles of our time. Wealth against Poverty is another. People against Government....

Elmer Thompson: The Inventor

Elmer Thompson: The Inventor

February 10 - April 7, 2019 Growing up on a farm in rural North Dakota, Elmer O. Thompson (1891-1984) developed his creative impulses with photography, educating himself in matters of staging, lighting, and processing. Mr. Thompson quickly became an expert in the use...

The Museum Collects 2019

The Museum Collects 2019

February 10- April 7, 2019   Works from the Museum's collection. Artists included: Judy OnofrioMatthew AndersonMarley KaulDuane PenskeDavid MadzoKellyann BurnsLena McGrath WelkerRobert BradyCaroline DukesJoel StuartKiki SmithBill HartbortWilliam WileyPaula...

This Week Only 2019

This Week Only 2019

January 27 until February 2, 2019   This Week Only is the Museum’s most popular exhibition in our own region. Imagine a panoply of art from the Red River Valley and surrounding plains and woodlands; walls covered with works springing from our own place to...

Walter Piehl: Retrospective

Walter Piehl: Retrospective

October 14, 2018 - January 17, 2019 This overview of Walter Piehl’s paintings and drawings cover the years 1962–2018. Since the exhibit spans Piehl’s entire career there are pieces from 1960 through 1964 when he was a student at Concordia College in Moorhead,...

Lynn Geesaman

Lynn Geesaman

June 26th - September 9th 2018    This retrospective exhibition was organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art. The show included over 120 images, beginning with Geesaman’s 1979-80 Twins Series and continuing through the Quarry Series, Mendota Bridge, Wax...

The Museum Collects 2018

The Museum Collects 2018

February 11, 2018   On display are works from: Christopher Benson Lisa Nankivil Francisco Alvarado-Juarez Mary Bonkemeyer Alexa Horochowski Margaret Wall-Romana John Hitchcock Rena Effendi Mollie Douthit Mary Lucier Barton Benes Rick Bartow Duane Mickelson Paul...

Bradford Hansen-Smith: Circles

Bradford Hansen-Smith: Circles

February 11, 2018   Bradford Hansen-Smith is a working artist. He is also a teacher. Wholemovement™ is the process of learning geometry through folding paper circles. Developed by sculptor Bradford Hansen-Smith, this guide for teachers and home-schooling parents...

This Week Only 2018

This Week Only 2018

January 28 - February 4, 2018   The Museum held its first This Week Only show in 2018. Imagine a panoply of art from the Red River Valley and surrounding Plains; walls covered with works springing from our own place to brighten up our lives in the dead of winter....

Visions of Home

Visions of Home

January 12 - April 1, 2018  Home is where we live and for most of us the place where we are most comfortable. Home is home. Beyond home is everywhere else. Or is home something we carry in our heads that has less to do with place and more with feelings evoked by...

Francisco Alvarado-Juarez: Yerba Linda

Francisco Alvarado-Juarez: Yerba Linda

August 13, 2017 - January 10, 2018 In my work, nature is a metaphor for the complexity of the human condition. The vulnerability of the environment should be a universal concern that transcends cultures and borders. As an artist keenly aware of the urgency of...

Into the Weeds

Into the Weeds

August 13, 2017 - January 10, 2018  Weeds are plants that grow in places other than where humans determine they should be. Weeds are the bane of existence across North Dakota, now an intensively planted, agricultural paradise. An adjacent industry has arisen just to...

Marley Kaul: Meditation Suite

Marley Kaul: Meditation Suite

August 13 - October 22, 2017 “I use forms of meditation to engage in a visual dialogue, using processes both ancient and contemporary, to experience a personal journey both true and beyond words.” -Marley Kaul These paintings were completed between October of 2016 and...

Rena Effendi: Spirit Lake

Rena Effendi: Spirit Lake

June 15 - July 23, 2017 Rena Effendi was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and grew up in the USSR, witnessing her country’s path to independence—one marred by war, political instability, and economic collapse. From the outset, Effendi focused her photography on issues of...

Beyond Home

Beyond Home

June 1 - July 31, 2017 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...

Mollie Douthit: Paintings

Mollie Douthit: Paintings

May 7 - July 30, 2017 Artist's Statement The continual undercurrent to my work is a curiosity in representing objects, spaces, or people that are important to me through paint. The material of paint allows an equalization of importance to these subjects, and through...

Zemer Peled: Suspension

Zemer Peled: Suspension

April 2, 2017   Zemer Peled’s Suspension, is a site-specific environment composed of delicately interlocked porcelain lines suspended in air. This installation is presented alongside brother Amit Peled’s cello program “Journey with My Jewishness” and provides a...

Susana Amundaraín: Paintings

Susana Amundaraín: Paintings

April 2 - May 31, 2017   Susana Amundaraín is a Venezuelan-born American artist. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Amundaraín’s work is represented in museums in South America and the United States, as well...

Snow Country Prison

Snow Country Prison

March 6 - May 1, 2017 In 1941 the U. S. Justice Department converted Fort Lincoln from a surplus military post into an internment camp to detain people arrested in the United States as enemy aliens. Over its five-year operation as a camp, the Bismarck facility housed...

American Nile

American Nile

February 23 - March 26, 2017 As you travel around the Red River Valley by car, fields of sugar beets extend in all directions as far as the eye can see. The only visual relief comes in the form of small groups of people at work weeding in the field. In July of 1995...

This Week Only 2017

This Week Only 2017

February 5 - 12, 2017   Looking. Looking. Looking. It is essential that we at the North Dakota Museum of Art discover the work of our own artists who haven’t yet crossed our radar. Our audience is interested in what artists they already know are up to. Artists...

The Museum Collects 2016

The Museum Collects 2016

September 24 - October 16, 2016                November 1 - November 27, 2016 On display in the Jean Dean Holland Gallery were works from the North Dakota Museum of Art's Permanent Collection.   Artists included: Lee Bontecour Terry Evans Jay Heikes John...

James Culleton: Dear Margery

James Culleton: Dear Margery

September 24, 2016 - January 15, 2017 Join us and Winnipeg artist James Culleton to celebrate the completion of Dear Margery, his three-year investigation into the history of McCanna House and its owner, the late Margery McCanna. Tour McCanna House at McCanna, ND,...

Nancy Friese: Encircling Trees and Radiant Skies

Nancy Friese: Encircling Trees and Radiant Skies

July 19 - September 18, 2016 A sense of the local is central to Nancy Friese’s work, which documents places and events that are specific and personal, while offering them up to be shared by the viewer. Friese is a landscape artist, and, though she lives and works most...

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

May 24 - July 13, 2016 Rick Bartow is a major American painter. He is also widely recognized as a significant West Coast, American Indian artist who has been an active painter, sculptor, and printmaker since the late 1970s. His art, though deeply personal, speaks to...

Allison Leigh Holt: The Glass System

Allison Leigh Holt: The Glass System

April 6 - May 25, 2016 This body of work combines projected light, video and sculptures that have origins in my research as a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia. There, I was concerned with Javanese cosmology, tools for navigating the relationship between humans and nature...

Justin Sorensen: Stalking The Snow Leopard

Justin Sorensen: Stalking The Snow Leopard

April 3 - May 15, 2016 I started to realize that art wasn’t just located in the studio...I started to see that there was as much significance in the moments when I wasn’t really making anything, or those moments leading up to the art. So that’s become more important...

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions

April 3 - May 15, 2016 Artists Daniel Heyman and Lucy Ganje Master Printmaker Kim Fink   In the summer of 2015, the three artists began an outstanding project that resulted in twenty-six prints that chronicle stories of individual Native people who live within...

Kim Fink: Changing Nature

Kim Fink: Changing Nature

February 6 - March 4, 2016 Kim Fink has taught at the University of North Dakota since 1999. He is now in his final semester, retiring in May 2016. As a beloved Professor of Art and Printmaking, he has developed a highly regarded printmaking program at the University,...

Songs For Spirit Lake: Part II

Songs For Spirit Lake: Part II

February 6 - March 4, 2016 With artists Bill Harbort, Terry Jelsing, and Tim Schouten. They will speak at the opening. In 2012, the North Dakota Museum of Art was one of ten cultural organizations in the country to be awarded the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s...

The Museum Collects 2015

The Museum Collects 2015

October 17 - December 15, 2015 On display in the Jean Dean Holland Gallery were works from the North Dakota Museum of Art's Permanent Collection.   Artists included: Mary Bonkemeyer Rena Effendi Glen Hanson Bill Harbot Graciela Iturbide Douglas Kinsey Marley Kaul...

Fred Liang: A Bubble in a Stream

Fred Liang: A Bubble in a Stream

October 17 - December 13, 2015 At the most basic level—and beyond attempting to link the “formal” language of abstraction with the folk art of jianzhi (paper-cut)—I also tinker with subtle, symbolic implications and metaphors that connect the past and the present,...

Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight

Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight

June 16 - July 26, 2015 Twenty years ago, photographer and native New Yorker Jill Brody began to visit Montana. Instead of finding only the expected stereotypical cowboy culture of the West, she saw diversity and difference. On Tuesday, June 16, at 7 pm the exhibition...

Armando Ramos: Something Absurd

Armando Ramos: Something Absurd

June 16 - June 26, 2015 Something Absurd is the second exhibition in "The Art Makers" series. Underwritten by William Wosick of West Fargo, "The Art Makers" will allow artists to create new bodies of work based in a singular idea or theme. This might entail an...

Micah Bloom: Codex

Micah Bloom: Codex

April 28 - June 7, 2015 On June 22, 2011, the Souris River ravaged Minot, North Dakota. Forcing its way through homes, it seized thousands of precious items carrying them to new resting places. Foremost among the displaced were hundreds, possibly thousands, of books. ...

An African Affair

An African Affair

February 15 - April 19, 2015 December 2012, thirty earthenware pots and a few clay and wood sculptures arrived at the Museum, a gift from Thomas McNemar who spent twenty years in West Africa amassing an extensive collection of African art. He became a dealer whose...

The Museum Collects 2014

The Museum Collects 2014

November 9, 2014 - January 14, 2015 Visit the Sanny Ryan Gallery and Mezzanine level to see works from the North Dakota Museum of Art Permanent Collection.   Artists include: Magdalena Abakanowicz Caroline Dukes Signe Stuart Theodore Waddell Martie Zelt Eric Budd...

The Vase Project: Made in China – Landscape in Blue

The Vase Project: Made in China – Landscape in Blue

November 9 - January 14, 2015 The Vase Project: Made in China—Landscape in Blue is a conceptual work consisting of 101 porcelain vases painted by Qing Hua (blue-and-white) artists in Jingdezhen, China. The exhibition results from the unusual collaboration of the...

Robert Rauschenberg: Four Decades of Work on Paper

Robert Rauschenberg: Four Decades of Work on Paper

August 3 - October 12, 2014 Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) is a fine art print publisher established in 1957 by Tatyana Grosman. Initially making lithographs with artists such as Larry Rivers, Sam Francis, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, ULAE sparked a...

Fractured: North Dakota’s Oil Boom

Fractured: North Dakota’s Oil Boom

August 3 - October 12, 2014 Journey to the prairies of western North Dakota with nationally acclaimed photographer Terry Evans and award-winning journalist and filmmaker Elizabeth Farnsworth to explore the impact of the current oil boom on the Williston Basin region....

Glen Hanson: BEAD

Glen Hanson: BEAD

August 3 - October 12, 2014 In 1973, the first major Pop Art Auction took place in New York at Parker Bernet, the Robert and Ethel Scull collection. As Assistant Director of Dayton’s Gallery 12, I was there with John Stoller, the Gallery Director, and we purchased two...

Mary Bonkemeyer: Decades of Paint

Mary Bonkemeyer: Decades of Paint

June 5 - July 27, 2014 Mary Bonkemeyer. Painter/poet. Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. Ms. Bonkemeyer studied with Philip Guston and worked with Richard Diebenkorn and Nancy Graves. She thinks of her paintings “as traces or marks that weave together, quiver, alternate,...

Craig Langager: Sculpture in the Museum Permanent Collection

Craig Langager: Sculpture in the Museum Permanent Collection

May 4 - July 27, 2014 Seattle-based sculptor Craig Langager offered the North Dakota Museum of Art a selection from his major sculptures for its collection. Many of these works are based on his memories and experiences of being on the Northern Plains in the 1980s and...

Songs for Spirit Lake

Songs for Spirit Lake

February 8 - May 28, 2014 In 2012, the Museum was one of ten art institutions in the country to receive the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, a three-year grant designed to encourage artistic collaboration and innovation....

Arnold Saper: Face to Face

Arnold Saper: Face to Face

February 8 - April 27, 2014 Arnold Saper was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1933. He attended the University of Manitoba and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1961.  After earning a Certificate in Education, Mr. Saper taught for several years in high...

Vernal Bogren Swift: After Shocks

Vernal Bogren Swift: After Shocks

November 16 - January 21, 2014 Vernal Bogren Swift is a batik-maker. Her choice of art forms, her fascination with pattern, and her receptivity to the myths of many cultures originated in Africa. She explores the relationship of geology and perception and incorporates...

The Museum Collects African Pots: In Memory of Sanny Ryan

The Museum Collects African Pots: In Memory of Sanny Ryan

November 16 - January 21, 2014   Sanny (Suzanne) Ryan was a founding Trustee of the North Dakota Museum of Art and the Museums Foundation. In her honor, the Museum has recently acquired a remarkable African Terracotta Collection. This exhibition opens in...

James Rosenquist: An Exhibition Celebrating His 80th Birthday

James Rosenquist: An Exhibition Celebrating His 80th Birthday

August 22 - January 21, 2013   The exhibition consists of one painting – Through the Eye of the Needle to the Anvil, an homage to his mother who was an early North Dakota aviation pioneer. The painting measures 17 x 46 feet and once installed, will cover the...

Jennifer Angus: In the Midnight Garden

Jennifer Angus: In the Midnight Garden

August 27 - October 20, 2013 Jennifer Angus first showed at the Museum in 2003, as part of the group exhibition Bugs and Such. Angus returns to fill the Museum's galleries with more exotic bugs and creatures. “My installation, In the Midnight Garden, takes inspiration...

Robert Archambeau: Over Time

Robert Archambeau: Over Time

June 5 - August 6, 2013 Washed in stillness and beauty, this gathering of Robert Archambeau’s work from the past ten years speaks to an intensely lived life. Having celebrated his eightieth birthday in the spring of 2013, this unretired artist spends endless hours in...

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle

June 5 - August 6, 2013 Violet Isle is the product of photographers and partners, Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb. The couple returned to Cuba in 2000 to teach a photography workshop. This return to Cuba sparked two separate projects: Alex's documentation of Cuban...

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: MY DAKOTA

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: MY DAKOTA

June 5 - August 6, 2013   Rebecca Norris Webb is a New York-based photographer. In 2005, Webb set out to photograph her home state of South Dakota, "...a sparsely populated frontier state on the Great Plains with more buffalo, pronghorn, coyotes, mule deer,...

Dancing, Dazzling Beads

Dancing, Dazzling Beads

April 14 - May 26, 2013 Spring promises to arrive along with “Dancing, Dazzling Beads,” an exhibition dependent upon dazzling, dancing light. The North Dakota Museum of Art, known for its galleries defined by shifting, changing, glorious light, will greet the season...

Susie Lee: Split Open

Susie Lee: Split Open

April 14 - May 26, 2013 Susie Lee grew up in Grand Forks but left to pursue her MFA. Today she calls Seattle home. Lee is returning for her first North Dakota exhibition titled Split Open. According to Lee, "There is a space between the person that left and the person...

A Timothy Ray Retrospective: Grids, Blobs, Smears, and Stripes

A Timothy Ray Retrospective: Grids, Blobs, Smears, and Stripes

February 17 - April 7, 2013 The show “Grids, Blobs, Smears, and Stripes” samples Ray’s abstractions from 1968 to his most recent work. “His work defines a very distinct voice here. His work with material, paper for example, was unique to this area,” said Mark Weiler,...

Dan Jones: Charcoal

Dan Jones: Charcoal

February 9 - April 7, 2013 Dan Jones is a painter of place, his own place, the utterly flat landscape of the Red River Valley and the rolling hills that flank the forty-mile-wide and two-hundred-mile-long Valley, which isn’t a valley at all but the flood plain of the...

Todd Hebert: A Survey

Todd Hebert: A Survey

October 28 - January 20, 2013 Born in Valley City in 1972, Todd Hebert spent his early years in McHenry, North Dakota. His father, a high school teacher, moved the family to Dickinson in 1980 to accept the job at Dickinson High School coaching basketball and teaching...

From Dark to Light

From Dark to Light

October 28 - January 20, 2013 From Dark into Light features artists with connections to the Grand Forks area. This multi-media exhibition consists of work by Patrick Luber, Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Dakota; Guillermo Guardia, ceramic sculptor...

The Oakes Twins

The Oakes Twins

August 7 - September 30, 2012 Collaborating since the age of three, the identical twin artists, Ryan and Trevor Oakes, create perspective drawings from nature and architecture using an innovative concave easel, invented as part of their ongoing exploration of human...

Collaboration: A La Rauschenberg

Collaboration: A La Rauschenberg

July 24 - September 24, 2012 Rena Effendi Bill Harbort John Hitchcock Terry Jelsing Mary Lucier Tim Schouten   In the Spring of 2012, the Museum was selected from a pool of 65 national arts organizations to receive the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's Artistic...

People’s Gold

People’s Gold

June 19 - October 30, 2012   Important works of art owned by the people of North Dakota.   The work in the exhibition represents the top echelon of People’s Gold, according to Museum Director Laurel Reuter. The exhibition consists of fifty-two artists, all...

Young Dakota Artists

Young Dakota Artists

March 27 - June 10, 2012 Young Dakota Artists features the work of 22 artists living and working in the Dakotas. The exhibition was co-curated by Greg Blair of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota; and Matthew Wallace of Grand Forks, North...

Elias Sime: Eye of the Needle, Eye of the Heart

Elias Sime: Eye of the Needle, Eye of the Heart

March 27 - June 10, 2012 This large retrospective survey covers twenty years of one of Ethiopia’s most original and prolific artists. Included are over 100 works made from such things as yarn stitches, tattered fabric, buttons, stuffed goat skins, discarded plastic...

Yuyanapaq: To Remember Living Through Violence

Yuyanapaq: To Remember Living Through Violence

February 12 - March 21, 2012 Photographs document what happened in Peru during one of its most violent periods in history from 1980 to 2000. Textiles testify to the resilience of humans to get through such times. The current exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of...

Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds

Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds

November 29 - January 15, 2012 We who live in the woodlands; the moraine ridges, washes and sloughs of the Northern Plains; or along the Central Flyway—that migration route from the Arctic to South America—live among birds. Collected in this exhibition are dozens of...

Margaret Wall-Romana: Taking Time

Margaret Wall-Romana: Taking Time

September 17 - October 23, 2011 Margaret Wall-Romana is a painter who engages with the long history of her medium, with influences as varied as 15th to 17th Century Dutch and Flemish painting, Mannerism, The Hudson River School, Abstract Expressionism and Color Field...

Lucinda Mason: Superconducting Supercollider Series

Lucinda Mason: Superconducting Supercollider Series

September 17 - October 23, 2011 This large-scale painting project is at a very starting point.  It is based on the essential properties of matter, and the infinite possibilities of immeasurable space, using the Superconducting Supercollider project from the Fermilab...

Rena Effendi: Pipe Dreams

Rena Effendi: Pipe Dreams

June 21 - November 14, 2011 “A pipe dream is a fantastic hope that is regarded as being impossible to achieve. This exhibition is dedicated to the people of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, linked by the oil pipeline and their fading hopes for a better future.” – Rena...

Laura Letinsky: What Matters

Laura Letinsky: What Matters

June 21 - September 2, 2011 Still life rose its gorgeous head in 17th century Dutch paintings of delectable rotting fruit; sumptuous arrangements of flowers; gleaming tipped glasses, and half-eaten meals. In 1997, Letinsky began to photograph still life tableaus she...

Language: Abstract And Concrete

Language: Abstract And Concrete

January 23 - June 15, 2011   The North Dakota Museum of Art is filling the galleries with works from the Permanent Collection. The exhibition will be divided into two themes. Visitors will find work based abstraction in one gallery and language-based artwork in...

Lena Mcgrath Welker: Navigation [Chime]

Lena Mcgrath Welker: Navigation [Chime]

November 7 - January 9, 2011 Portland artist Lena McGrath Welker has spent the last six years toiling on her exhibition that will fill the galleries of the North Dakota Museum of Art. In 2004, the artist showed four bodies of work from her on-going Navigation Series...

Fantastic

Fantastic

August 24 - October 23, 2010 Fantastic brings together of the work of a dozen artists from the United States, Canada, England, Iceland, and Argentina who delve into the implausible, incredible, and improbable. It is as though the artists provide the viewer with the...

John Snyder: No Lo Se

John Snyder: No Lo Se

August 24 - October 10, 2010 For decades artist John Snyder has wanted to find a piece of paradise upon which to build a chapel. He recently purchased his “piece of Paradise” in northeast Iowa, and in his current exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art he...

Into the Tussock: Contemporary Icelandic Art

Into the Tussock: Contemporary Icelandic Art

June 22 - August 15, 2010 The exhibition was co-curated by NDMOA Director and Chief Curator Laurel Reuter and Icelandic artist Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson. Reuter visited many artist studios in Iceland over the past four years. She ultimately invited Friðjónsson to join...

Shared Histories

Shared Histories

April 17 - June 13, 2010 Does such a thing as contemporary Indian art exist on the Northern Plains? “Shared Histories,” a new exhibition opening on April 17 at the North Dakota Museum of Art suggests that our northern reservations are shared territory between Indian...

Cecelia Condit: 1981 to Present

Cecelia Condit: 1981 to Present

February 17 - April 11, 2010 An American video artist, Cecelia Condit’s work focuses on the contrast between the everyday world and fairy tales, with topics ranging from female aging to the imaginary world of children to suburban cannibalism. Since the early 1980s...

Carlos Runcie Tanaka: Fragmento

Carlos Runcie Tanaka: Fragmento

February 17 - April 11, 2010   Born in Lima, Peru, and a one-time philosophy major at the Universidad Católica del Peru, Carlos Runcie Tanaka chose instead to dedicate himself to the art of pottery making, undertaking studies in Brazil, Italy and Japan. Since...

Paint Local II

Paint Local II

January 25 - April 11, 2010 Paint Local II is the follow-up exhibition to Paint Local, an exhibition which featured the work of Pirjo Berg, Lori Esposito, Dyan Rey, Adam Kemp, Mike Marth and Zhimin Guan. Paint Local II features three Red River Valley painters. Sarah...

Paint Local

Paint Local

September 7 - October 11, 2009 Paint Local features the work of local painters Pirjo Berg, Zhimin Guan, Lori Esposito, Dyan Rey, Adam Kemp, and Mike Marth. Pirjo Berg was born in Helsinki in 1964. She studied Regional Planning at the University of Tampere, Finland,...

Zoran Mojsilov: The Power to Wake the Stones

Zoran Mojsilov: The Power to Wake the Stones

June 30 - August 30, 2009 It seems Zoran Mojsilov, a Serbian born and raised in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, was born an artist. At a young age, Mojsilov found himself drawn to making things. He became a toymaker for the neighborhood children at the age of two. By the time...

Chuck Kimmerle: Unapologetic Landscape

Chuck Kimmerle: Unapologetic Landscape

June 30 - August 30, 2009  Kimmerle was born and raised in Minnesota and has been a photographer for more than 20 years. He moved to Grand Forks in 1996 while working as a photojournalist. His subsequent travels throughout the rural areas of the plains gave him an...

History of the Future

History of the Future

May 3 - June 21, 2009 Nancy Sutor, independent curator, the Lannan Foundation and the Santa Fe Art Institute organized The History of the Future, which includes work by photographers Michael Berman and Julian Cardona and writer Charles Bowden. For over 30 years the...

Sophiya Khwaja

Sophiya Khwaja

May 3 - June 21, 2009 Born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sophiya attended the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, where she selected Printmaking as her field of choice. After three years of intensive etching, she pursued a two-year Printmaking Masters...

Artists and War II

Artists and War II

February 15 - April 26, 2009 In February 2008, the Museum unveiled the first installment of this three-part exhibition series in which artists respond to war as it affects ordinary, non-military people. Artists and War I, was a multi-media group exhibition of six...

Vivienne Morgan: A Sense of Place

Vivienne Morgan: A Sense of Place

November 5 - January 5, 2009 After living in the United States for nearly thirty years, I still define myself as English. I almost live in two worlds, watching BBC television, listening to BBC Radio 4: all my news and sense of America is filtered through those...

ANIMALS: Them and Us

ANIMALS: Them and Us

November 5 - January 5, 2009   A multimedia exhibition including work from: Thomas Allen Albert BelleveauBarton BenesDeborah Mae BoardKim BromleyThomas BrummettCecelia ConditDon GahrLynn GeesamanVance GellertGuillermo HartHenry HorensteinSusana JacobsonKate...

Ewa Tarsia: Absolute Dot

Ewa Tarsia: Absolute Dot

August 23 – October 5, 2008   As a printmaker, Tarsia is part of a tradition of artists who acknowledge that their plates—the pieces of metal, plastic, wood and linoleum that they print from—are the true objects of their affection. Covered with marks, lines, and...

Remembering Dakota: They Came and They Went…

Remembering Dakota: They Came and They Went…

June 10 - August 10, 2008 “I came to North Dakota because I wanted to see where Teddy Roosevelt went after his wife died. It turned out to be a place where you could empty your soul into the sky,” according to American landscape photographer Greg Conniff. He is one of...

The Museum Collects 2008

The Museum Collects 2008

March 6 - June 1, 2008   The Museum Collects represent a wealth of artwork. While housed on the campus, the Museum is a separate institution managed by its own Board of Trustees. Thus the collection is owned by the Museum, which holds it in trust for the general...

Artists and War

Artists and War

February 10 — March 30, 2008   A multi-media group exhibition of artists from around the world creating art about the war or conflict. This is the first is a series of exhibitions that will ultimately result in a publication and touring exhibition about the...

Collecting Local

Collecting Local

January 20 – February 2, 2008   A look at over sixty works of art from the collection's of:Sara Christensen and Gregory BlairChad CayaJan HeitmannAdam KempBrian LofthusTricia and Jamie LunskiAmy Jo and Derik LysteDanielle Masters and Les MooreWade MyszkaJennifer...

Warren Mackenzie: Legacy of an American Potter

Warren Mackenzie: Legacy of an American Potter

November 18 - January 13, 2008 Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter is an exhibition presenting 300 seminal works produced by the artist over a sixty-year period (1947-2006). Recognized as a true master of 20th Century ceramic art, MacKenzie embodies eastern...

Craig Langager

Craig Langager

November 18 - January 13, 2008 Seattle-based sculptor Craig Langager has recently offered the North Dakota Museum of Art a selection from his major sculptures for its collection. The Museum invites the public to help decided which pieces should be accepted. Many of...

Terry Evans: From Prairie To Field

Terry Evans: From Prairie To Field

September 23 - November 10, 2007 I love the fact that the label on this specimen includedthe stomach contents. I also like this specimen becauseit was the only one that I saw in the drawers that hadits wing outstretched.              —Terry Evans Terry Evans has spent...

Marking the Land: Jim Dow in North Dakota

Marking the Land: Jim Dow in North Dakota

August 9 - September 16, 2007 Jim Dow has been coming to North Dakota since 1981, first commissioned by the Museum to photograph folk art within the environment. By 2000 Jim’s directive was to shoot “whatever catches your fancy” while wandering the blue highways and...

Brian Paulsen

Brian Paulsen

August 9 - October 7, 2007 Brian Paulsen, long recognized as a major North Dakota artist, has been winning prizes across the country for decades. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see Brian’s insouciant, irrational, and serendipitous paintings on paper—all...

Kellyann Burns

Kellyann Burns

August 9 - October 7, 2007 Kellyann Burns creates taut and luscious minimal paintings and drawings that trace their roots to earlier minimal and color field paintings, plus not so spare  collages cut from the sandpaper she uses to pare away her paint surfaces....

1997 Revisited: Under the Whelming Tide

1997 Revisited: Under the Whelming Tide

February 11 - March 18, 2007 The 10 year anniversary of the winter of 1996 - 1997. Featuring Ebb Tide by Barton Benes of New York, Mitzuo Toyazaki of Kobe Japan, who watched the flood ravish Grand Forks from his home and mounted an exhibition in a Kyoto gallery for...

Moment By Moment: Meditation of the Hand

Moment By Moment: Meditation of the Hand

December 10 - February 4, 2007 Quiet and lively, somber and humorous, the works in this exhibition employ elemental materials and concentrated handwork. Drawn, painted, glued, powdered, hammered or cut – one finds multiple experiences of time, space and breath. Works...

Georgie Papageorge

Georgie Papageorge

October 22 - December 3, 2006 Georgie Papageorge grew from the soul of South Africa. Born there, raised there, rooted there, she consciously chose to stay—through the rich years of plenty for white South Africans, through the terror and fear that escorted out years of...

Introductions: Artists’ Self Portraits

Introductions: Artists’ Self Portraits

October 12 - January 6, 2007 Thirty-six national and international artists explore the idea of self. Via paint, ceramics and fiber, artists tell their own stories. How we view ourselves depends on many factors. Numerous artists from around the United States were asked...

Marjorie Schlossman & The Roberts Street Chaplet Project

Marjorie Schlossman & The Roberts Street Chaplet Project

August 1 - September 12, 2006 Six small chapels are springing up amid the peonies and granite sculpture in the garden of the North Dakota Museum of Art. It is the collaborative work of painter Marjorie Schlossman and architects Michael Burns, Joel Davy, Jef Foss,...

Cyrus Swann: Transitions & Tradition

Cyrus Swann: Transitions & Tradition

June 17 - July 23, 2006 Cyrus Swann is a multi-media artist who focuses on three-dimensional ceramics, moving from pottery, to sculpture, to installation. According to the artist, “My work explores the depths of form and surface available in the medium but also...

VANCE GELLERT, REAL: ARTISTS AND LANDSCAPES

VANCE GELLERT, REAL: ARTISTS AND LANDSCAPES

June 17 - September 19, 2006 For nearly three years Vance Gellert has been traveling through Minnesota and North Dakota in search of self-taught artists who are compelled to do their craft. His photographs of the artists and the landscapes in which they live are...

Land & Spirit

Land & Spirit

April 9 - June 11, 2006   The North Dakota Museum of Art is interested in the difference between art of the region and what one finds throughout the nation. It is with this idea in mind that Land and Spirit, a collection of work by 27 regional, national and...

The Museum & It’s Collection: Part I

The Museum & It’s Collection: Part I

February 4 - April 2, 2006 Thirteen artists are featured in the first exhibition. They include Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Douglas Kinsey, David Madzo, Duane Penske, Kiki Smith, Frank Bigbear, Peter Dean, Shana Kaplow, Sterling Rathsack, Magdalena Abacanovich, David...

Judy Onofrio: Come One Come All

Judy Onofrio: Come One Come All

November 20, 2005 - January 15, 2006 Onofrio's object-filled work constructs a world of fond memories, humor and stories of life and art. Onofrio's work has always been geared towards the recreation of imagined journeys, unattainable adventures and longed-for lands....

Judy Jennings

Judy Jennings

November 20, 2005 - January 9, 2006 Judy Jennings was born in Winnipeg, although she spent twenty years in Ontario as a nurse before returning to her hometown. She gave up the medical field in order to concentrate on glass. According to Jennings, "I began working with...

Mouths Of Ash / Bocas De Ceniza: Juan Manuel Echavarría

Mouths Of Ash / Bocas De Ceniza: Juan Manuel Echavarría

August 13 - October 23, 2005   Echavarría was one of the twelve artists included in the recent Museum exhibition, The Disappeared. This is his first comprehensive solo museum exhibition in the US. He spent thirty years as a novelist before turning to conceptual...

Part II Of The Museum’s – Emptying Out Of The Plains Series

Part II Of The Museum’s – Emptying Out Of The Plains Series

June 14 - August 1, 2005   Background of the Project : The town of Argus was the creation of the railroad, and the railroad had no right to be there. Yet once it crossed the river there was no stopping it from going on into the emptiness. What was hauled into the...

The Disappeared

The Disappeared

March 29 - June 5, 2005 Catalog published by Charta and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Written and edited by Reuter with Preface by Lawrence Weschler   Funded by the Otto Bremer Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Lannan Foundation   "To...

New Video: New Europe

New Video: New Europe

February 7 - March 20, 2005  This exhibition spotlighted contemporary video from those east-central European countries that recently joined the European Community. It included fifty-two works by over three dozen artists from sixteen countries including Estonia,...

American Nile

American Nile

January 29 - March 15, 2005 As you travel around the Red River Valley by car, fields of sugar beets extend in all directions as far as the eye can see. The only visual relief comes in the form of small groups of people at work weeding in the field. In July of 1995...

Scott Peterman: Retreat

Scott Peterman: Retreat

November 14, 2004 - January 9, 2005 The exhibition depicted blustery landscapes in Maine marked by ice fishing shacks. Taken from 1998 through 2003, the meticulously crafted color photographs of vernacular architecture capture the serenity and solitude of ice fishing...

Lewis & Clark: Rivers, Edens, Empires

Lewis & Clark: Rivers, Edens, Empires

November 14, 2004 - January 9, 2005 Rivers, Edens, Empires presented a century of exploration that features the expedition of the Corps of Discovery as the culminating moment in the quest to connect North America by means of a waterway passage. Like so many other...

Lena McGrath Welker: Navigation Cycle

Lena McGrath Welker: Navigation Cycle

August 19 - October 24, 2004 Welker comes from Oregon. Her work grew out of her early years as a weaver. She makes densely layered installations about language both written and musical. She is interested in how communication takes place without either words or musical...

Cavafy & Blue Guitar Suites: David Hockney

Cavafy & Blue Guitar Suites: David Hockney

August 19 - September 26, 2004 British painter, draftsman, printmaker, photographer, and designer, David Hockney, had achieved international success by the time he was in his mid-20s, and has since consolidated his position as by far the best-known British artist of...

Jen Wright Champlin

Jen Wright Champlin

August 19 - September 26, 2004 The exhibit consisted of steer heads, a life-size Bison and an array of stitched and collaged fabric hangings. The bison remained with the Museum, a gift from the artist. Champlin graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BFA...

Abstract Narratives: Marjorie Schlossman

Abstract Narratives: Marjorie Schlossman

June 10 - August 8, 2004 Walking into the exhibition of her work was like stepping into a history lesson in the continuation of twentieth century painting. For just as the seeds of Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park Series can be seen in the landscape paintings of Henri...

Mary Lucifer: The Plains of Sweet Regret

Mary Lucifer: The Plains of Sweet Regret

April 24 - August 1, 2004 A video installation commissioned by the North Dakota Museum of Art. At the turn of the twenty-first century, Mary Lucier began to visit North Dakota, traveling across seasons and time, venturing into the far northwest corner of the state,...

Barton Lidice Benes

Barton Lidice Benes

February 29 - April 28, 2004   The North Dakota Museum of Art is proud to present New Work by Barton Benes in his third solo exhibition with the NDMOA. For forty years Barton Benes has been collecting relics, inanimate witnesses to history. Tiny observers to murders,...

PH15

PH15

January 24 - February 22, 2004 The photographs in the exhibition were the result of PH15, a workshop that puts cameras in the hands of teenagers from some of the most violent and impoverished barios in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Villa Number 15, so-called "Ciudad...

Bugs & Such

Bugs & Such

November 9 - January 11, 2004 Bugs own the air. Fish possess the lakes and streams. The two came together at the North Dakota Museum of Art in the exhibition Bugs & Such. Four artists--all women--filled the galleries with specimens retrieved from the fishing...

Ann Hamilton & Michael Mercil

Ann Hamilton & Michael Mercil

August 3 - September 28, 2003 Mercil produced—together with a number of 3-dimensional objects—a group of new, large-scaled drawings on wallpaper and plywood panels that use, as source materials, texts and illustrations from early farmer's almanacs. Carpenter's manuals...

Thorarin Snowfield

Thorarin Snowfield

May 25 - July 20, 2003   The North Dakota Museum of Art organized a retrospective of the paintings of the late North Dakotan artist Thorarin Snowfield. His parents immigrated from Iceland to Manitoba, Canada, and then settled in the Icelandic community of Mountain,...

Kristin Jonsdottir Fra Munkathvera

Kristin Jonsdottir Fra Munkathvera

April 11 - May 18, 2003 Kristin Jonsdottir is an artist from Ejafjordur, Iceland, who currently lives and works in Reykjavik. Her textiles have been shown internationally in both Europe and North America. In 2001 Jonsdottir’s felt banners and wall pieces were included...

Mark Klett

Mark Klett

March 28 - July 25, 2003 In the early 1990s the North Dakota Museum of Art commissioned Klett to photograph images of shields as they appear in rock art throughout the Western United States. Klett traveled from Montana to Arizona and New Mexico to create this body of...

Mural Project: Michael Boyd

Mural Project: Michael Boyd

March 28 - July 25, 2003 Michael Boyd of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe created an on-site mural about contemporary and Native American life in the East Gallery of the North Dakota Museum of Art during regular hours for two months. Boyd is interested in not only the...

Industrial Designer: Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960)

Industrial Designer: Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960)

March 23 - May 18, 2003   Walter Dorwin Teague was an industrial designer who pioneered in the establishment of industrial design as a profession in the United States. Teague, who studied painting at the Art Students League in New York (1903-07), began his...

Barbara Hatfield

Barbara Hatfield

March 23 - May 18, 2003 “Leave a little emptiness between the distant and the near.” According to Hatfield, this statement by Wang Wei, a Chinese painter and poet of the eighth century, is an instruction, an invention, and has become a guiding principle for her. “The...

Permanent Collection: Georgie Papageorge

Permanent Collection: Georgie Papageorge

February 28 - April 11, 2003 The exhibition highlighted the work of South African artist, Georgie Papageorge. She was born in Simonstown, South Africa, and educated at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. For years, Papageorge explored the idea of social and...

Snow Country Prison: Interned in North Dakota

Snow Country Prison: Interned in North Dakota

February 28 - April 11, 2003  In 1941 the U. S. Justice Department converted Fort Lincoln from a surplus military post into an internment camp to detain people arrested in the United States as enemy aliens. Over its five-year operation as a camp, the Bismarck facility...

David Madzo: In The Garden

David Madzo: In The Garden

January 19 - March 16, 2003  David Madzo, born in 1954, grew up on a ranch in Medora, North Dakota, in the German immigrant community of southwestern North Dakota. About it he says, I'm from a divided household: German Catholic and agnostic. We call it renegade...

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

November 12, 2002 - January 12, 2003 María Magdalena Campos-Pons, a woman, an expatriate, and a Cuban, makes art about identity and memory. Like all good art that begins in the personal, her work echoes the lives of all Black people rooted in Cuba, and of legions of...

EARTH AS ART

October 6 - November 3, 2002 A Landsat Perspective, an exhibition of over forty images from the Landsat archives, selected and processed for their aesthetic impact was presented in collaboration with the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University...

Ross Rolshoven: Inventions and Imagination

Ross Rolshoven: Inventions and Imagination

June 13 - August 4, 2002 North Dakota artist, Ross Rolshoven, widely known for his hand-tinted photographs and assemblages, holds the inaugural exhibition in a program to spotlight local artists at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Rolshoven's assemblages are...

To Protect & Serve: The LAPD Archives, 100 Years Of Photography

To Protect & Serve: The LAPD Archives, 100 Years Of Photography

June 13 - August 4, 2002 The exhibition consisted of rare, black and white photographs from the Los Angeles Police Department archives. Most of the photographs had never been published or even viewed by anyone outside the police department. The images of crime scenes,...

Painted Worlds: Argentina

Painted Worlds: Argentina

February 14 - March 31, 2002 The exhibition brought to the United States the work of three established painters from Argentina: Ana Fabry, Mario Perez and Eduardo Esquivel. These mature, mid-career artists were born and raised in provincial Argentinean cities. Ana...

Textiles of the World: Cloth as the Language of Many Worlds

Textiles of the World: Cloth as the Language of Many Worlds

November 10, 2001 - January 15, 2002 Anchored in the idea of "cloth as the language of many worlds," the exhibition brought together traditional textiles from the Americas, Japan and India. Using textiles as their story boards, the makers relate narratives of family,...

Myth, Memory & Imagination

Myth, Memory & Imagination

July 26 - September 30, 2001 Universal Themes in the Life and Culture of the South is a thematic exhibition drawn from an extensive and remarkable collection of painting, photography, sculpture and folk art assembled by Julia J. ("Judy") Norrell of Washington, DC. A...

Alberto Korda

March 18 - May 27, 2001 Alberto Korda, while visiting Paris, died of a heart attack Friday May 25, 2001. A memorial service was held in Havana the following week. Korda: For a period of twelve years Alberto Diaz Gutierrez, who adopted the surname  "Korda" early in his...

Jose Alberto Figueroa

March 18 - May 27, 2001 José Alberto Figueroa, born in 1946, lives as a freelance photographer in Havana. He began his education as photographer in 1964 in Havana. From 1969 until 1976, he was a photo reporter for the periodical Cuba Internacional. From 1977 - 1984 he...

Tony Mendoza

March 18 - May 27, 2001   The Expatriate. Tony Mendoza, currently teaching at Ohio State, works in still photography, video, film, and is currently working on a novel. The museum exhibited photographs from his book, Cuba: Going Back, and a video of the same name,...

From The Negative

From The Negative

March 18 - May 27, 2001 Conceptual Photography from Cuba, curated by leading Cuban art historian, Christina Vives, included the following artists who live in Cuba: Pedro Abascal, Juan Carlos Alom, Raúl Cordero, José Manuel Fors, Carlos Garaicoa, Lázaro Saavedra...

Marley Kaul

Marley Kaul is one of the region's most senior artists who makes art form his own experiences with natural processes and a poetic response to everyday life. Kaul teaches life's lessons in his paintings, in keeping with his life-long passion for learning and his work...

Leo Kim: Earth & Sky

January 21 - March 11, 2001  Thirty-five of Leo Kim’s elegant photographs portray the almost palpable incandescence of rural vistas. The focus on sky and land is breath-taking in its totality and vision and seems to offer an omniscient view of North Dakota. It's not a...

Scandinavian Sensibility

Scandinavian Sensibility

November 4 - January 15, 2001 The work of fifteen contemporary Scandinavian fiber artists exhibiting in A Scandinavian Sensibility range from exquisite tapestries by Swedish-born artist, Helena Hernmarck, recently awarded a medal from the King and Queen of Sweden, to...

Between Space & Time

Between Space & Time

November 4 - January 1, 2001 Contemporary Norwegian Sculpture and Installation presents Norwegian art that is global in its outlook and ambition, yet Norwegian in attitude. The exhibition includes six mid-career artists whose work ranges from sculpture (the creation...

The Beaded Universe

August 15 - October 15, 2000 Strands of Culture is a world-encompassing, cross-cultural exhibition of man’s oldest and smallest portable art form ? the bead. Focusing on the finest examples of work from ancient to modern times, the exhibition offers an awareness of...

Garage Video

May 4 - June 18, 2000 Just as bands are formed in the family garage with instruments bought at garage sales for 10 cents, beginning video artists work in borrowed spaces on a shoestring. Garage Video, the iconoclastic work of seven emerging Winnipeg artists, allows...

Jim Dow: Photographs of North Dakota Environmental Folk Art

Jim Dow: Photographs of North Dakota Environmental Folk Art

April 23 - June 18, 2000 This exhibition, portraying the rural folk art culture of North Dakota, was commissioned by the North Dakota Museum of Art in the 1980s with a grant from Target Stores through the Dayton Hudson Foundation. Over the past 20 years Dow, his wife...

Drawing in the Present Tense

March 12 - April 16, 2000 Composed of work by artists who have taught at Parsons in the MFA Painting and Sculpture programs in the past five years, the exhibition operates on the conviction that drawing is an indispensable process or component of art. While no...

James David Smith: Painted Portraits and Diddley Bows

James David Smith: Painted Portraits and Diddley Bows

March 12 - April 16, 2000 The trees and roots are us and we are them in each culture on planet earth. Due to enslavement, there is a distinctiveness in African American life that forewarned an association with roots and the soil; toil, sweat, misery, pain and...

Eurydice’s Song: William Borden & Douglas Kinsey Collaboration

Eurydice’s Song: William Borden & Douglas Kinsey Collaboration

November 13, 1999 - January 16, 2000 "We make no plans, Have no regrets.No guilt. We abandon expectation.Nothing surprises us.I don't know why, Orpheus.It's just that we're content.Do you think I've been  pining for you?"                - William Borden, except from...

Lara Rivard Parent

Lara Rivard Parent

November 11 - January 23, 2000 "I am so often awe struck by the power and beauty of colors as they respond to one another. Their potency symbolizes life’s intensity and the passion we bring to it. The man-made structures in these images represent the foundations that...

Paula Santiago

Paula Santiago

November 11 - January 23, 2000 Paula Santiago, the artist, melds the worlds of darkness and light, of time unremembered and today, of the ancient art of the pre-Columbian cultures and her own modern Mexico. She began, however, in an ordinary way. Born in 1969,...

Susan Fenton: Hand Colored Photographs

Susan Fenton: Hand Colored Photographs

November 11 - January 23, 2000 From 1991 through 1994 Fenton taught in Japan. While living there Fenton assembled a series of visual metaphors that address the quiet strength of the Japanese people, as well as the fetishistic and ritualistic iconography of their...

Cauldron of Excitement: The Paintings of George McNeil

September 10 - November 1, 1999 This exhibition of paintings by George McNeil covers the work from the 1980s, the period of McNeil's "rediscovery" by the neo-expressionists, up to his death in 1995. In these paintings and prints, McNeil adopted characters from ancient...

Claire Van Vliet

Claire Van Vliet

May 26 - July 11, 1999 Claire Van Vliet was born in 1933 in Ottawa, Canada. During part of her early childhood she lived on Salisbury Plain near the early fortification rings and Stonehenge. Her father was a pilot at the air base. After her family returned to Canada,...

Dale Chihuly: Master of Glass

Dale Chihuly: Master of Glass

April 25 - May 23, 1999 In this exhibition of glass vessels, demonstrates how far the field of art glass has come since he entered the picture. Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement, by expanding its original premise of the...

Victor Masayesva

Victor Masayesva

March 18 - April 19, 1999 Victor Masayesva is one of the most original artists working today in the Southwest. His visually and intellectually complex layering of video and audio effects, still photographs and hand-painting contrast aspects of Native American cultures...

Leone & MacDonald: Ten Years of Collaboration

Leone & MacDonald: Ten Years of Collaboration

March 18 - May 19, 1999 The art of Hillary Leone and Jennifer Macdonald explores secret stories and embedded codes, alternately speaking and refusing to speak to its viewer. Over the course of their ten-year collaboration, the artists have produced sculptural objects...

Will MacLean – Cardinal Points

August 20 - October 20, 1998 The themes that are central to the development of this Scottish artists work are:• fishermen, fishing and the life of the fishing communities• sailors and their voyages of exploration and discovery• the tragedy of the dispossessed of the...

Under The Whelming Tide

Under The Whelming Tide

May 14 - August 2, 1998 The 1997 Flood of the Red River of the North Under the Whelming Tide, examined our own audience's experience of the flood. Our goal is to place what happened to our community within a global perspective, and to use art to give shape to the...

Xu Bing – Post Testament

Xu Bing – Post Testament

September 28 - November 5, 1995   The installation Post Testament is composed of bound and printed books that resemble valuable literary volumes. Printed in English, the contents are the melding of several pre-existing texts. The main text is from King James...

Light & Shadow: Japanese Artists in Space

Light & Shadow: Japanese Artists in Space

October 10 - November 28, 1993March 25 - May 29, 1994July 17 - September 11, 1994  Air, space, movement. Silk, linen, bamboo and paper. For centuries the creative spirit of Japan has emerged through these elements. Spare and refined. Abstract, ethereal, spiritual....

Xu Bing – A Book from the Sky

Xu Bing – A Book from the Sky

Summer 1993 A Home Away From Home at the North Dakota Museum of Art A Book From The Sky installed in the North Dakota Museum of Art, Summer 1993. The artist invented 4,000 make-believe Chinese characters, the number it takes to communicate in ordinary Chinese life. He...

Patrick Dougherty “Shelterbelt”

Patrick Dougherty “Shelterbelt”

This North Carolina artist came to North Dakota in the fall of 1990 to create an installation for the exhibition Nature's Materials. While traveling about the country looking for swamp willow he discovered the shelterbelts that define our flat landscape. Combining the...