UND Art Collections at the Empire Arts Center debuts first show of new season

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UND Art Collections at the Empire Arts Center debuts first show of new season

The University of North Dakota Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center, downtown Grand Forks, opened its second season Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a gallery viewing and free public reception.

The second season features original works by classic European and American masters, including Albrecht Dürer, Francisco Goya, Henri Matisse, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and several more.

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.


Contacts: Dawn Botsford, Events CoordinatorOffice of Ceremonies & University Events701.777.6393 | dawn.botsford@UND.edu

Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editorNational Media Relations CoordinatorUND Division of University and Public AffairsOffice 701.777.6571 | Cell 701.740.1321 juan.pedraza@UND.edu

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