UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire
Chester Fritz in Shanghai
April 18, 2016 - July 28, 2016
This show focuses on Chester Fritz (1892-1983), who donated over 2.25 million dollars to UND, including funds for a library and auditorium that both bear his name. Born in Buxton, North Dakota, he became prosperous while residing in Shanghai’s international settlement. Featuring art and photography within the context of Fritz’s life stories, the exhibition provides fascinating insights into the cosmopolitan culture of early 20th century Shanghai.
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. – 1 p.m.
Empire Arts Center
415 Demers Ave.
Grand Forks, ND