OF MEMORY, BONE AND MYTH
Fifth Annual National Juried
April 11 - June 1
Of Memory, Bone and Myth is a national, juried photography exhibition featuring 40 works by 33 artists from around the United States. The exhibition is curated by UND professor Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith and juried by photographer Maggie Taylor. The works represent a broad spectrum of processes, subject matter and points of view. The title of the exhibit reflects curator Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith’s belief that memory and myth are two opposites that are forever linked together within the media of photography. “Memory implies a sense of nostalgia …the idea of myth opens the door to visual storytelling.
Warren W. Kessler and Jon Offutt
March 14 - May 11
Prairie Horizons features artwork by local artists Warren W. Kessler and Jon Offutt. Kessler paints en plein air and creates small, detailed landscapes in oil. Offutt uses blown glass to portray prairie landscapes in his vessels. The two-dimensional and three-dimensional works are hung together to form a single, intentional landscape.
HINA MATSURI: JAPANESE GIRLS' FESTIVAL
An exhibition of a traditional Japanese hina doll set. We are proud to partner with the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection and the Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society on this unique exhibit.
IMPRESSIONS II: Woodcuts and Wood Engravings From the Permanent Collection
An exhibition of woodcuts and wood engravings from our Permanent Collection, ranging from 18th Century Japanese woodcuts to modern masters.
TRANSFORMATIONS: The Art of the Mask
A selection of masks from our Permanent Collection feature the cultural and artistic heritage of Africa, Latin America and Indonesia.
Moorhead Public Schools
The Rourke was pleased to host second graders from the Moorhead Public Schools throughout March of 2014. The students were asked to do a creative writing project based on their favorite work of art. Two essays were chosen from each class to be posted online and the winners also received a certificate of achievement and a special print! Click here to read the winning essays.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
May 16 - July 13
RICH BORGE AND JON BORGE
Objects Found and Claimed
June 18 - August 31
55TH MIDWESTERN ART INVITATIONAL
Annual Juried Show
August 8 - December 31
Prints from the Permanent Collection
September 12 - October 12
October 17 - December 31
Photographs from the Bakken Oil Fields