UND Art Collections Gallery exhibit honors retiring President Robert Kelley and First Lady Marcia Kelley; explores ‘Museful Treasures: Selected Artworks from Antiquity to Dawn of the Twentieth Century’


David L. Dodds

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New exhibition showcases historical highlights from UND Art Collections. Free public reception set for Tuesday, Nov. 10

What: Free public opening reception for Museful Treasures: Selected Artworks from Antiquity to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century, the newest UND Art Collections gallery exhibition. Free refreshments will be served.

Who: The University of North Dakota Art Collections Gallery, in partnership with the Empire Arts Center.

When: Free public reception is set for 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10; the exhibition is scheduled to run Nov. 10 through Feb. 11, 2016. UND Art Collections Gallery hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-5 p.m.

Where: University of North Dakota Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Avenue, in downtown Grand Forks.


In appreciation of their longstanding support of UND Art Collections and the Empire Arts Center, the next exhibition is dedicated to UND President Robert O. Kelley and First Lady Marcia Bell Kelley, who will be honored at the free public opening reception on Nov. 10.

UND Art Collections’ new exhibition brings together key artworks that will form the basis for a catalog planned for publication in the current academic year. Selections on view tell a broad story of the history of art, encompassing a timespan from antiquity to circa 1900.

The Museful Treasures exhibition furthers UND’s commitment to celebrate diversity, bringing a multicultural perspective to the history of art. The exhibition represents a spectrum of cultures and geographic regions ranging from Europe and the United States to Africa and Asia. In addition, the exhibition showcases several recently accessioned works by prominent female artists, including Mary Cassatt and Käthe Kollwitz. These new additions help fill a significant void in UND’s art collections, which, until recently, did not include any female-created artworks dated prior to the second decade of the 20 century.