Rourke Art Museum

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Rourke Art Museum and Gallery
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The Rourke Art Museum from Main Avenue
Established June, 1960
Location 521 Main Avenue
Moorhead, Minnesota
Type Art museum
Website www.therourke.org
Federal Courthouse and Post Office
Rourke Art Museum is located in Minnesota
Rourke Art Museum
Rourke Art Museum is located in the US
Rourke Art Museum
Location 521 Main Ave., Moorhead, Minnesota
Coordinates 46°52′24″N 96°46′15″W / 46.87333°N 96.77083°W / 46.87333; -96.77083Coordinates: 46°52′24″N 96°46′15″W / 46.87333°N 96.77083°W / 46.87333; -96.77083
Area less than one acre
Built 1915
Architect Wenderoth,Oscar
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Clay County MRA
NRHP reference # 80002015[1]
Added to NRHP May 7, 1980

The Rourke Art Museum is a fine arts museum in Moorhead, Minnesota, United States, founded by James O'Rourke.

The art museum can be found at 521 Main Avenue in a historic Federal Courthouse and Post Office, built in 1915. The building was included in a study of historic properties in Clay County, which said the building "shows the influence of Federal government function in most towns."[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Permanent collections[edit]

The museum's permanent collections contain more than four-thousand works from an array of cultural and artistic traditions including West African, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, Pre-Columbian, Contemporary and Colonial Mexican, American Indian, contemporary American, Regionalist, and Pop Art. Artists whose work is represented include Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Allan D'Arcangelo, Robert Rauschenberg, David Gilhooly, Leonard Baskin, Fritz Scholder, Luis Jiménez, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, Sir William Nicholson, and Adolf Dehn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Thomas Harvey (December 1979). "Clay County MRA" (PDF). National Park Service. p. 9. 

External links[edit]

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