Current Exhibitions

Walter Piehl Retrospective

October 14, 2018 through January 17, 2019
Opening Reception | 2pm


This overview of Walter Piehl’s paintings and drawings cover the years 1962–2018. Since the exhibit spans Piehl’s entire career there are pieces from 1960 through 1964 when he was a student at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. There are several works that show the very beginnings of his most iconic Sweetheart of the Rodeo Series.

During the Walter Piehl opening Sarah Cahill will present an immersive piano performance installation titled The Future is Female and involves five hours of music by women composers from all around the globe, all performed by Cahill.


Exhibition is partially funded by:

Richard and Louise Berringer

Julie Blehm
Madelyne Camrud
Dr. Jonathan Haug and Maniphone Haug
Ross Rolshoven
Marlyce M. Dahlquist

Walter Piehl, Untitled–from Futurism. Oil on panel,
60 x 50 inches, 1965.


Walter Piehl, Very Scary Larry, Sweetheart of the Rodeo Series. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, 2017-18.


Barton's Place


Barton Lidice Benes lived in a magical apartment in New York City. It was filled with over $1 million in African, Egyptian, South American, Chinese and contemporary art, plus much more as touted in the New York Times when it announced Barton’s intended gift to North Dakota (2/6/05).

Barton Benes and his treasure trove spent decades tucked away in a glorious boxcar space in Westbeth, the artist community in New York’s West Village. There, rare works of art joined ranks with the arcane, the wistful, the amusing, the deeply serious, and a “maddening and morbid array of things” (a human toe found on New York’s Williamsburg Bridge, a stuffed mink wearing a mink coat, an eight-foot giraffe head). This temporary installation suggests the drama and mystery embedded in Barton’s private wonderland. Continue reading...


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