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Dr. Suzzanne Kelley on Great Plains memory artists

Collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art
Emily Lunde, 1914 – 2003. Serene Village, 1987.

"Uff Da: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde" is part of the Rural Arts Initiative from the North Dakota Museum of Art, which brings exhibits to all corners of the state. Currently, it's being shown at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum in Valley City.

Dr. Suzzanne Kelley, editor-in-chief of the NDSU Press, wrote her dissertation on Lunde and four other “memory artists” of the Great Plains region, from Texas to Saskatchewan. She joined Main Street to talk about these artists — listen to the conversation above.

Upcoming locations for "Uff Da: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde"

Barnes County Historical Society Museum, Valley City
November 1 – 18, 2022

International Peace Gardens, Dunseith
November 21 – December 12, 2022

James Memorial Arts Center, Williston
March 6 – 31, 2023

Prairie Village Museum, Rugby
April 28 – May 28, 2023

Bismarck Art Gallery, Bismarck
June 1 – 30, 2023