Paris, Rome, New York City – and now the Grand Cities. You don’t have to live in the world’s finest art centers to see authentic masterpieces thanks to a partnership between the UND and the Grand Forks arts community.
The new UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., is opening to the public with a special reception on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The exhibition includes a wide variety of pieces, from art of ancient Egypt to 18th and 19th century paintings and later works by nationally and internationally renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Audrey Flack, Roy Lichtenstein and many others. The UND Gallery is also committed to exhibiting works by local artists, acknowledging their contributions as influential members of the regional art community.
Special inaugural week hours are set for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 30, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 31, noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Normal hours of operation for the gallery, outside of the opening week, will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public.
The UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center, which extends art beyond the campus borders, is a tangible example of the University’s commitment to expand its presence into the community – a primary tenet of the Exceptional UND initiative.