John Cage Musicircus

April 06, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Part concert and part happening, a “musicircus” invites any number of performers to perform any number of pieces (musical or otherwise) simultaneously in the same place. The immersive “musicircus” pays homage to American composer and avant-garde icon John Cage, whose philosophies and compositions caused audiences around the world to reconsider “What, exactly, is music?.

“Cage Against the Machine” will feature simultaneous performances throughout the Museum by the MSUM Percussion and Chamber Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Kenyon Williams and Dr. Monte Grisé. Join us for this 1960s-style “happening” to observe art, music, and the chance interactions between them. $8 adults / $6 children. Free for MSUM Students/Faculty/Staff Museum members


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[re]living

February 03, 2018 - April 28, 2018
New Work by Josh Zeis

Local veteran and artist, Josh Zeis, brings to you his latest series of mixed media sculpture comprised of etched and molded copper, stoneware, and steel.

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: 2018

January 30, 2018 - March 10, 2018

This exhibition celebrates the vision, ingenuity, and talent of North Dakota teen artists.

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Mark Applebaum

February 01, 2018 - June 09, 2018
Picturing Music

“The Mad Scientist of Music,” a modern-day John Cage, and provocative integrator of art forms, Mark Applebaum masterfully crafts intricate visual artworks of signs and symbols that can also be interpreted and played by musicians.

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The Horse Nation

January 25, 2018 - May 14, 2018
of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ

The Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ explores how horses have shaped the history, spirituality, and culture of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ or Seven Council Fires.

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How Great I Am

January 09, 2018 - March 03, 2018
Tim Kowalczyk

How Great I Am will feature a series of recent trompe l’oeil  (deceive the eye) ceramic works by artist in residence Tim Kowalczyk.

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