UND Art Collections and SMHS present “School of Paris” exhibit reception Nov. 5

UND Art Collections and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences are hosting an opening reception for a new art collection on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The “School of Paris” exhibit reception, celebrating the works of several Paris-based artists from the 1930s, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences second floor art gallery (south of the elevators) where the pieces will be on display.

The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Brief student presentations along with an exciting announcement from SMHS Dean and Interim UND President Joshua Wynne will begin at 4:45 p.m. The exhibition will run at the School from Nov. 5, 2019, to April 17, 2020.

In the years leading up to World War II, while political and social tensions were building across Europe, many artists emigrated to Paris in pursuit of creative freedom and alliance. On the heels of movements such surrealism and cubism, these artists brought modernism to the forefront of the art world. Through the support and distribution of Paris art publications such as Verve and XXe Sieclé, artists such as Matisse, Chagall, and Kandinsky were given a broad platform in which to share their work. This exhibition features 13 works on paper created in Paris by these artists and others between the years of 1934 and 1939.

Contact Sarah Heitkamp with questions at sarah.m.heitkamp@UND.edu or 701.777.5994.