ART IN HONORS
Art in Honors is an exhibition curated by the Fall 2018 Intro to Fine Arts Honors class with guidance from our instructor and UND Art Collections Manager and Curator, Sarah Heitkamp. The vision of the UND Honors Program is to cultivate the next generation of critical and creative thinkers with skills, abilities, and commitment to have a positive impact on the world around them. The Honors Program is a place that encourages the expression of ideas and acknowledges the unique experiences that every individual brings to a discussion.
The work on display is as varied and unique as the Honors Program itself. The selected pieces of artwork were created over a period of four centuries by eight different artists. These individuals used their distinct talents, education, and experiences to create and express themselves. As students, we each researched an artist and shared our findings in a discussion with our classmates. We thought critically and creatively about the various works of art and the information presented, decided which pieces impacted us in the most profound and positive way, and then advocated for those works of art. This process ultimately led to the curation of the exhibition that is now on display in the Honors Program lounge.
Allison Anderson and Julie Gustafson, on behalf of the Honors Intro to Fine Arts class, 2018.