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Northwest Art Center - Hartnett Gallery


Northwest Art Center
Minot State University is home to two art galleries managed by the Northwest Art Center. The Northwest Art Center is best known for its diverse exhibitions of contemporary and traditional art by local, regional, national, and international artists.

The Center's galleries, the Library Gallery and Hartnett Hall Gallery, are located on Minot State University's Campus along 11th Avenue Northwest.

62 Doors
62 Doors was started by a small group of artists in the summer of 2005. The walls that define the studios consist of doors salvaged from an old barn and also from the top floor of the Artmain building. These walls are where the name "62 Doors Gallery and Studios" originated. 62 Doors has 9 individual studio spaces, a printmaking studio, a gallery, and a commons area with a kitchen and living room. Studio renters work in a collaborative effort to put together gallery exhibitions with receptions that are open to the public.

The Lillian & Coleman Taube Museum of Art
The Lillian & Coleman Taube Museum of Art, formerly known as the Minot Art Gallery is a public non-profit membership driven organization. The Minot Art Association, which was the founding organization, opened the Minot Art Gallery in 1970 by a group of patrons with the intent of creating an art gallery. In 2006 the Minot Art Association formally changed their name to the Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art. The Minot Art Gallery was initially located in the Linha home on Hwy 83 North. It then moved to the Ward County Historical Society building located on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds east of Minot. In 1978 the Minot Art Gallery was relocated to another Ward County Historical Society building, the J.E. Harmon House, also located on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. In 1997 the organization achieved their goal of securing a permanent location and the Minot Art Gallery moved to the historically renovated Union National Bank building located at 2 North Main.

The Lillian & Coleman Taube Museum of Art encourages affiliation with various community arts groups, such as the Minot Area Council of the Arts, the North Dakota Art Gallery Association, and the Mouse River Players, to strengthen the arts in our region. We provide opportunities for the community to learn about all forms of the visual arts through our varied exhibits. The Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art is open to the public 12 months of the year, five days a week.