(editor's pick)Reception for UND Art Collections Exhibition
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:30 PM - 7 PM
Community Event, Concert / Live Music, Museum / Gallery Exhibit
Contact: Dr. Art Jones 701.777.2099
Contact Dept: Art Collections
Empire Arts Center
415 DeMers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND 58201
The University of North Dakota Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center, downtown Grand Forks, will open its second season Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4:30-7 p.m., with a gallery viewing and free public reception.
The first show of the second season show features original works by classic European and American masters, including Albrecht Dürer, Francisco Goya, Henri Matisse, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and several more. Celebrated New York artist Audrey Flack, who created UND's colossal sculpture of Daphne, will be a visiting artist. Flack, who is also a lyricist, banjo player, and singer, will perform at 5:15 p.m.
She will be accompanied by local musicians Tom and Jeannie O'Neil. Tom O'Neil is a UND Computer Science faculty member.
Location: Empire Arts Center 415 Demers Avenue, Grand Forks
Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information contact the UND Department of Art and Design at 701.777.2257.
About the UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center
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 also is committed to exhibiting works by local artists, acknowledging the contribution of long-standing, influential members of the regional art community.
The UND Art Collections program preserves the works owned by the University and the UND Foundation and tells their stories.
The UND Art Collections includes works by internationally known artists, such as Salvador Dali, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and well-known contemporary American artists such as Audrey Flack, and many others. The collection also includes historical pieces extending back in time to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The extensive collections contain paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, jewelry and metalwork, and other works of art from around the world.
Educational programs invite the artists and highly respected scholars and curators to discuss each exhibition with the public.
The downtown gallery was established on Aug. 29, 2012, extending UND's rich collection of art beyond the campus borders. It was one of the first tangible examples of the University's commitment to expand its presence into the community ― a primary tenet of the University's Exceptional UND initiative.
The gallery is free and open to the public.
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