|Experience art collections at Afternoon of the Arts|
The University of North Dakota celebrates 125 years with two art collections that have never before been seen in their entirety at an Afternoon of the Arts from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6.
An exhibition showcasing selections from the UND art collection will be on display at the Colonel Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery, Edmond A. Hughes Fine Arts Center, featuring recently found pieces of the UND art collection that have been reframed, as well as recently acquired works. This collection includes numerous contemporary art works, some by students and former students of UND, as well as artists such as Andy Warhol. Arthur Jones, chair of the Department of Art and exhibition curator, will present a gallery talk on this exhibition at 2:30 p.m. in the Myers Art Gallery.
Across the coulee, an exhibition of works by Native North American artists from the University of North Dakota Art Collections will open at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The exhibition will highlight the University’s extensive holding of Native North American art, including numerous historical, traditional and ceremonial objects, some with intricate bead and quillwork. Dr. Jones will present a gallery talk on the Native American Art collection at 4 p.m. in the Museum. This exhibition will be up through June 1, and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on weekends from 1 to 5 p.m.
The afternoon will be alive with music and art, as well as refreshments. Live walking tours between the Hughes Fine Arts Center and the North Dakota Museum of Art will occur every half hour, and current UND art students will provide narrative about pieces within the collection and outdoor sculptures along the walk.
This is a rain or shine event, and weather contingencies are being planned. The event is sponsored by the UND 125th Anniversary Committee, as well as the Department of Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art.
For more information on UND 125th anniversary events, visit 125.und.edu.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Marketing Coordinator, 125th Anniversary, email@example.com, 7-0857