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Address: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, 261 Centennial Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7305
Phone Number: +1 701-777-4195
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 01:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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North Dakota Museum of Art houses temporary exhibitions of regional,...

North Dakota Museum of Art houses temporary exhibitions of regional, national, and international art.

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Cool small museum, friendly staff

This museum of art is one of those places that will take about an hour or less to get through. It is two floors and not very big. Great gift shop filled with local items (and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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Renton, Washington
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Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This museum of art is one of those places that will take about an hour or less to get through. It is two floors and not very big. Great gift shop filled with local items (and probably where I spent equal time as when I viewed the art). The staff is friendly and knows when to talk and when to... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I enjoyed the exhibits at this museum and found the overall architecture of this small museum to be part of it's charm. It has two large halls and a loft exhibit area. Outside is a stone hinge like stone exhibit where each rock is one you can sit in. Loved that!

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Bryan M, Public Relations Manager at North Dakota Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and glad the visit was enjoyable. Please come back again was our exhibitions typically change every 6 to 8 weeks. If there was anything we can do to improve the experience, let us know. More 

Bemidji, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This whole place is really neat. Also be sure you stop by the bathroom even if you don't need to! ^^

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The museum is situated out on the University campus, so you need a car to get there (I was on foot). When I went, the whole space was dedicated to an exhibition of Rick Barstow's work. It is beautifully set out, and the half hour film of him at work was excellent. A very friendly and knowledgeable volunteer was of... More 

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Watertown, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The opening reception for our business trip was held at this gallery. The staff put on an excellent hors'douvres buffet in the main gallery. The main gallery exhibit changes and is not a permanent installation. Upstairs is the reconstruction of a New York artists studio apt. The information provided and the exhibit was very informative and interesting.

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Bryan M, Guest Relations Manager at North Dakota Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and the hors'douvres prepared for your event. Our chef uses locally sourced and fresh ingredients when possible. More 

East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

OK, so I'm not huge on art, but this place has something kind of special going on. First, I was surprised to learn that it is the old gymnasium that has been repurposed into the museum of art, which is pretty cool in itself. What was really cool for me is a fundraiser they do throughout the Summer called Concerts... More 

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Bryan M, Public Relations Manager at North Dakota Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about the North Dakota Museum Of Art. Yes, hard to believe our building was a former gymnasium built in 1907. This year we have undergone a significant remodel to make it last another 100 plus years. Our Concerts In The Garden is certainly one of the most popular events we hold at the museum.... More 

Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a one of a kind art museum with first class exhibits, a wonderful gift shop with gifts from around the world, and a small but excellent cafe. Come for the art exhibits, browse the shop for unique gifts, and lunch or have coffee in the cafe. Stellar experience!

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TransitNerd83, Marketing Director at North Dakota Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, glad you enjoyed a freshly made lunch at our cafe'. Please come back again because the cafe's menu constantly changes based on what is in season. More 

Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

The feel is wonderful and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The vast parts of the world covered here is great.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I know it seems hard to believe that Grand Forks,ND is the site of a really fine museum but its true. The shows are truly for those people who enjoy the best of contemporary art. We travel to Grand Forks for family but never miss the opportunity to visit the museum. The shop there also offers a delightful array of... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

They were featuring a show reflecting the impact of the floods on the state. I found it so impressive especially seeing the loss of books photographed.

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