Besides the North Dakota Museum
of Art, a second UND gallery is open free of charge to the public:
the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery in the Edmond Hughes Fine Arts
The Myers Gallery, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
is tied closely to UND’s academic programs in the visual
arts, although it too occasionally hosts juried competitions,
shows by visiting artists, and works from its permanent collection.
The majority of its schedule features exhibitions created by UND
students as part of their degree requirements.
Nearby is a display of pottery produced during the “Cable
Years” at UND. Margaret Kelly Cable, North Dakota’s
“poet of the potter’s wheel,” taught at UND
from 1910 to 1949. Over her lengthy career, she established an
international reputation not only for the design of her pieces
but also for her investigations into clay and glaze combinations
and the properties of North Dakota clay. “Maggie Mud,”
as she called it, was the unique foundation for vases, bowls,
and other pieces featuring the flora, fauna, and historical symbols
of the state.
The halls of the Art Department are an informal gallery displaying
finished works and class projects.
UND’s Master of Fine Arts degree program in visual arts
is a strongly studio-oriented, professional preparation in the
media areas of ceramics, drawing, metalwork, painting, printmaking,
At the undergraduate level, the Department of Art offers the Bachelor
of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in visual arts,
as well as the Bachelor of Science in Education with a combined
major of visual art and elementary education. More than 35,000
square feet of space in the Hughes Fine Arts Center is devoted
to specialized studios in the various visual arts areas.
The department, a component of the College of Arts and Sciences,
is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools
of Art and Design.