Heritage Garden Community Planting Days

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5

Assist with this public art project by contributing perennials and / or helping to plant at Heritage Garden. Join us June 4 – 5 to volunteer and learn more about this resilient public project. Feel free to bring your own gloves and hand tools.

Red River Watercolor Society: 23rd Annual National Watermedia Exhibition

May 19 – September 4, 2016

The 23rd Annual National Watermedia exhibition includes artworks juried by Illinois native, master watercolorist and instructor Tom Francesconi. Artworks in the exhibition encompass a range of artistic expression from abstraction to realism.

$100 = 800 Museums

Did you know that with a $100 or more membership you have free admission to over 800 Museums? (Including Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Art.)

Classes for all ages including painting, drawing, and ceramics.

Register now for classes in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity.


Current Exhibitions

David Boggs and John Hanson: The Flyover

The Flyover, a two-person exhibition of paintings by David Boggs and photographs by Midwest native John Hanson, examines the land and sky of the Great Plains.

Yearning for the Thaw

In anticipation of spring, the Plains Art Museum presents Yearning for the Thaw. This exhibition of new work by artists Catie Miller, Helen Otterson, Kelli Sinner, and Brooke Stewart celebrates the changing seasons, as winter yields to spring. Inspired by the longing for warmth and color that accompanies the extreme winter season of the Upper Midwest, Yearning for the Thaw celebrates the awakening both people and place experience as the ground thaws.

Amber Parsons: Habitat for a Conversation

Amber Parson’s Habitat for a Conversation is the latest installment of Art = Food, a series of site-specific installations in the café of Plains Art Museum.

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From the Blog

Have a Great Ride!

May 12, 2016 – The Plains Art Museum artwork is proudly featured on one of Fargo’s fine Great Rides bikes. The Great Rides Bike Share program in Fargo has proven to be an outstanding success with NDSU college students, downtown dwellers, and people who love to ride bikes all around the community. Last year each bike had been ridden [...]

“Sodbuster” is on the move

November 18, 2015 – After more than a decade in storage, one of Fargo-Moorhead’s most important pieces of public art is finally headed for conservation. Today the iconic Sodbuster sculpture, created by Luis Jiménez in the early 1980s, was carefully loaded on a truck heading for Oberlin, Ohio. Once it reaches its destination, the famed statue will spend more [...]

Plains Art Museum opening Picasso and Star Wallowing Bull shows on October 3

September 2, 2015 – Plains Art Museum proudly opens its 40th anniversary season with a special reception October 3 featuring two shows. Picasso: Passion for Clay features 40 dazzling ceramics Pablo Picasso made at the famed Madoura Pottery Studio in Southern France. The artworks in this touring exhibition are from the private collection of Martin Rosenbaum, a world-renowned expert on [...]

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