As a VENUEHost your event…

The North Dakota Museum of Art is here to help you plan the perfect event. The Sanny Ryan Gallery and Jean Dean Holland Gallery, feature ebony color hardwood floors, cathedral windows facing east in the Sanny Ryan Gallery and west in the Jean Dean Holland Gallery, and walls featuring contemporary art exhibitions. The galleries accommodate up to 350 for cocktails or 100 for seated events. The architecture is a dramatic backdrop for any occasion.

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As a SHOPDiscover unique gifts…

Located on the main level of the North Dakota Museum of Art, the Museum Shop offers contemporary and ethnic gifts, crafts, jewelry, and art objects. The Shop specializes in one-of-a-kind items, hand picked from artists in the region, the country, and around the world. Our current merchandise includes: * hand blown glass from Jon Offutt of Fargo, ND * contemporary and traditional Mexican sterling silver * unique children’s gifts * baby art cards * art-themed books * alpaca scarves * Brazilian hand-painted mirrors * soapstone pizza grills * Barton’s Place T-shirts * African upcycled tin ornaments * local handmade soaps * Lariat baskets and mirrors * Berea College Craft Brooms * and Native American Star crib quilts * Art books * NDMOA publications, * and * themed items from special exhibitions are also available.

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As an EATERYFood for thought…

The Museum Café, located in the lower level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in the quaint space of the Museum Café. Carry out is also available. The menu changes frequently and includes: signature * sandwiches * daily soups, and a variety of * fresh salads. Reservations are accepted for small or large groups and the Museum Conference Room is available for parties up to ten people. The Museum Café is a great place for a relaxing lunch, a break from the galleries for a refreshment, or a much needed study break with our free Wi-Fi.

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Be a DONORShow that you care…

Only in America are cultural institutions built through the generosity of individuals. To all of you, we, the general public, the paid and volunteer staff, the Board of Trustees, the Foundation Board of Directors, and the Friends of the Museum, say “Thank You.”


Visitors to the North Dakota Museum of Art find artists from around the globe shown in tandem with those from across the States and our own region. The Rural Arts Initiative brings exhibitions and art programs throughout North Dakota. There’s music: an outdoor Summer Concert Series in the Garden among the peonies and roses, and a Winter Classical Series. Heather Schneider, the Museum’s masterful chef, creates delicious dishes for the newly renovated Museum Café. Family Days bring kids and adults together to probe the art on exhibit through hands-on learning activities. Weekly Summer Art Camps are among the seventy-some events that flesh out NDMOA’s calendar. Memberships at specified levels are offered: Student and Military * Individual * Household * Sustaining * Supporting * Sponsoring * Leading, and * Director.


  • Give to the Annual Fund
  • Donor Wall: The Donor Wall continues the Museum’s philosophy of inviting artists to design as works of art the utilitarian spaces necessary in a public building. Cork Marcheschi of San Francisco created the neon ceilings in the public restrooms; Richard Nonas laid out the structure of the sculpture garden with massive stones to anchor a specimen peony garden and a crushed limestone plaza. The North Dakota Museum of Art wanted the Donor Wall to be more than a list of names engraved on bronze plaques. Each cubbyhole is filled by an individual, corporate, or foundation donor who has contributed $10,000 or more (cumulatively) to the creation of this cultural institution. The givers choose their own objects to represent them. Written at the bottom of each card is an appropriate inscription. When these boxes are filled, we will go on to wrap the whole elevator space with what will become a grand work of art.
  • The Garden Path: The Garden Path is a granite path in the Museum Garden, where the peonies grow, summer concerts take place, and sculpture finds a home. The Garden Path flanks the Museum entrance and is anchored by the Museum’s most recent sculpture, a granite chair. Sculptor Zoran Mojsilov worked the rock to bring an embedded rose quartz vein to surface. A gift to The Garden Path Endowment is one more step in securing financial stability for the Museum today and for the generations that follow. You can customize your own stone.
  • Corporate Sponsorship: The following describes North Dakota Museum of Art sponsorship opportunities, the demographic that each event attracts, and the company benefits available at each sponsorship level. Your generous support for the Museum will also contribute to quality of life for your employees and make the region an attractive place for new residents.
    • Exhibition Program
    • Concerts in the Garden Series
    • Summer Art Camps for Children
    • Rural Arts Outreach
    • Autumn Art Auction
    • Garden Tile
    • Myra Presents: Sunday Concerts in the Galleries
    • Benefit Dinner and Art Sale
  • Endowment: Major corporations don’t home base in North Dakota. Only a handful of Foundations that support the arts have North Dakota addresses. Whereas art institutions akin in size to the North Dakota Museum of Art seldom have endowments, they are essential to this Museum’s survival. You can become a major supporter of North Dakota’s State Art Museum for less money than almost anywhere else on the continent. Currently we have eighteen named endowments that total $1.3 million. One million of that was donated by Jean Holland and Suzanne Ryan designated for General Operating Support. Many of the smaller endowments are targeted for such areas as: * Education * The Museum Garden * Classical Music * Exhibitions * Permanent Collection Purchases, etc.

Volunteer: Volunteers play a crucial role in the daily operations of the North Dakota Museum of Art. They are an integral part of the Museum’s team, assisting in a variety of roles, whether working with the public or behind the scenes. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience art and develop community that affirms the highest level of respect for art, artists, and audiences, while helping others discover the “cultural jewel on the prairie” that is the North Dakota Museum of Art.

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