UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire
Honoré Daumier: Encore!
The Quest for Freedom of Expression through Political and Social Commentary
Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
The free public preview will include a 19th century themed musical performance in the theater. Free refreshments will be served at the reception.
The theme of the show is highly relevant in light of recent attacks on free expression, such as the tragic assassination of political cartoonists in Paris. The French artist Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) devoted his career to satirical art, especially political and social caricatures for Parisian publications. As an outspoken advocate for freedom of the press, he was briefly imprisoned early in his life. In addition to original lithographs by Daumier, the exhibition includes satirical illustrations by some of his predecessors and contemporaries. It also features more recent satirical images that continue the quest for freedom of expression, including art by former Grand Forks Herald cartoonist Stuart McDonald and a cartoon by Stéphane Charbonnier, who was killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack.
About the Gallery
Extending art beyond our campus, the UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center features modern and contemporary work by nationally and internationally renowned artists, as well as significant pieces from earlier periods in art history. The Gallery is also committed to exhibiting works by local artists, acknowledging the contribution of long-standing, influential members of the regional art community.
Educational programs invite the artists and highly respected scholars and curators to discuss each exhibition with the public.
For more information, contact the UND Department of Art & Design at 701.777.2257.
Hours of Operation
Noon – 5 p.m.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Empire Arts Center
415 Demers Ave.
Grand Forks, ND