Annual Events

Autumn Art Auction

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Social starts at 6:30 pm
Live auction starts at 8 pm
Member tickets: $40
Non-Member tickets: $50

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum
by calling 701.777.4195



Free event parking

Auction Preview
Thursday, October 26 until the Auction.
Museum Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9 to 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 1 to 5 pm

Auction Walk-about
Thursday, October 26, 7 pm. Laurel Reuter, Auction Curator, will lead an informal discussion about works in the Auction.

The Museum inaugurated the Auction in order to develop a buyer's market for artists living in North Dakota and the surrounding region. Importantly, although a benefit for the Museum, the artists benefit first. Since the beginning in 1999, a diverse audience of people who want to live with original art has come into being. Established collectors as well as young buyers just beginning to collect have expanded the market. A gala party, the Autumn Art Auction is an annual live auction celebrating artists from the region and those from elsewhere with ties to the Museum. All works to be auctioned are displayed for several days prior to the event.









Eleanor McGough
Billowing, 2013
Acrylic on panel
30 x 40 inches
Range: $550 – 650


Click here to
view the 2017 artwork




Annual Benefit Dinner
and Silent Art Auction

Save the Date: February 3, 2018

The North Dakota Museum of Art Benefit Dinner and Silent Art Auction is both the prominent social event and a successful fundraiser for the Museum, held in the elegant galleries of the Museum. A silent art auction celebrating artists from the region highlights the evening.

The evening begins at 6:30 pm. Tables await you and your guests in the Mezzanine or amongst the artwork chosen for the evening’s silent Auction in the Jean Dean Holland and Sanny Ryan Galleries.