North Dakota Museum of Art
The North Dakota Museum of Art (NDMOA) is the official art museum of the state of North Dakota. Located on the campus of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the museum is a private not-for-profit institution. The building includes three exhibition galleries, a video information room, cafe, and gift shop. Admission is free.
The museum was formed in the 1970s as the University of North Dakota Art Galleries. In 1981, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly designated the museum as the state's official art museum and the museum took on its present name. The 1907 West Gymnasium on the UND campus was remodeled and, in 1989, the 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2) structure became the new home for the museum. Facilities in the museum have been designed by artists who have worked with the museum in the past, including the gift shop and donor wall, created by New York artist Barton Lidice Beneš, who constructed the donor wall similar to his own shadow box museums, and the outdoor sculpture garden created by Richard Nonas. The museum finished a significant renovation project that included installation of skylights, new flooring, and windows.
North Dakota Museum of Art features changing exhibitions from regional, national, and international contemporary artist. Popular exhibits from the past have included "Lewis and Clark: Rivers, Edens, Empires", "Under the Whelming Tide: The 1997 Flood of the Red River of the North", "Bugs and Such", and "The Plains of Sweet Regret".
Since 2013 the museum has hosted an exhibit of the reconstruction of artist Barton Beneš's New York apartment called Barton's Place. Other past exhibitions include:
Rick Bartow: Things I Know, But Cannot Explain
Allison Leigh Holt: The Glass System
In Our Own Words: Native Impressions
Justin Sorensen: Stalking The Snow Leopard
Kim Fink: Changing Nature
Songs For Spirit Lake- Part II
An African Affair
Micah Bloom: Codex
Armando Ramos: Something Absurd
Jill Brody: Hidden In Plain Sight
Fred Liang: A Bubble In A Stream
Arnold Saper: A Face To Paint
Songs For Spirit Lake
Mary Bonkemeyer: Decades In Paint
Robert Rauschenberg: Four Decades Of Work On Paper
Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom
Sunday Concerts In The Gallery Series (October to April)
Concerts In The Garden (July & August)
NDMOA Downtown at the Empire Arts Center.
Outreach programs include Summer Kid's Art Camps, Family Days At The Museum, adult classes, rural arts program, and touring exhibits.
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