About the Collections
The UND Art Collections lives throughout the campus and community and strives to inspire all who see it. Whether regional art or the works by internationally known artists, the collections of UND are earning wide recognition.
Notable artists in the collections include (among others):
- Ben Shawn (American, 1898–1969), important figure in the social realist movement of the 20th century.
- Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904–1989), Spanish surrealist.
- Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), American Pop artist.
- Robert Rauschenburg (American, 1925–2008), artist in the Neo-Dada movement.
- Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), American artist among the leaders of the pop art movement.
- Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928–2011), painter of abstract expression and post-painterly abstraction.
- Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), artist in the Neo-Dada movement.
- Audrey Flack (American, b. 1931), exponent of photorealism and the feminist movement.
- Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933), important painter in the Washington DC Color School.
- Frank Stella (American, b.1936), contributor to minimalism and several other trends.
- Elizabeth Murray (American, 1940–2007), late 20th century abstractionist.
- Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (American, b. 1940), contemporary Native American artist.
UND's artworks are divided into multiple collections. Some collections make reference to academic departments (Department of Art and Design Study Collection) or funding source (artwork purchased by the Myers Foundations). Other collections are identified by the names of donors such as:
- Victor A. Corbett Collection of Plains Indian Art
- James R. Carley Collection of American Folk Pottery
- Chester Fritz Collection of Asian Art
- Douglas E. Erickson Collection of Chinese Clothing and Art