Self-guided Art Tour
In October 2019, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) hosted a reception marking the opening of the UND Art Collections “School of Paris” exhibit.
Although School of Paris marked the official establishment of the SMHS Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the School, the collection is actually the Gallery’s second major exhibit of world-renowned artists. When it opened in 2016, the SMHS housed a collection of abstract expressionist or “pop” art pieces from the UND collection. For more than three years, the gallery displayed paintings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, among other pop artists of the mid-20th century.
The School actually contains more than 100 pieces over the course of its four floors. And now, visitors to the SMHS can take a self-guided tour of the building’s collection. The School’s Office of Alumni & Community Relations recently completed a booklet that leads visitors through the building’s four floors of art and gives them background on the pieces in the building—and the artists behind the art. The booklet is available online and in the kiosk in the SMHS lobby.
More “permanent” installations include pieces by Honoré Daumier, Emily Lunde, Audrey Flack, Peter Kuper and Walter Piehl, among many others. Many of these pieces revolve around medical or health-related
themes, such as Zack Julen’s third-floor piece “Infected,” which resembles bacteria
as they might look under a microscope.