Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show

October 9, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Plains Art Museum spotlights the talented visual artists teaching at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. This exhibition is the first major show to bring together the work of the schools’ 24 full-time art instructors.

VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

September 25, 2014 – April 5, 2015

VIVID is a two-person show featuring regional artists Seth Chwast from Cleveland, Ohio, and Dietrich Sieling from Minneapolis, Minn. United in their strong emphasis on the formal qualities of line, color, and pattern, these young artists also share a stunning inventiveness in subject matter.

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

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

Artful Yoga

Tuesdays at 8:30 AM
$10 per class / $5 members

Enjoy the natural light and wood floors of the Museum’s beautiful open 3rd floor space and energize yourself for the day.

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Current Exhibitions

Ellen Jean Diederich: Samson’s Gift

Meet Samson, a sheep afraid to get his wool sheared, in this delightful exhibition in the Center for Creativity. Fargo artist and author Ellen Jean Diederich displays the richly-colored acrylic and watercolor paintings used as illustrations in her newest children’s book, Samson’s Gift, a timeless Christmas tale about the joy of selfless giving. Diederich teaches [...]

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In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, An Installation by Stephen Alexander Wischer

Photo by Amy Richardson
Stephen Alexander Wischer, an associate professor of Architecture at NDSU, energizes the Museum’s Atrium with an intriguing site-specific installation, In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, from his ongoing body of work, Hybrid Vigor. Constructed with ordinary yellow-page phonebooks, these displays include thousands of books Wischer transforms through cutting, tearing, burning, and dipping into solutions, [...]

Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show

Plains Art Museum spotlights the talented visual artists teaching at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. This exhibition is the first major show to bring together the work of the schools’ 24 full-time art instructors. Each artist is displaying a group of works [...]

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From the Blog

Plains Art Museum Hosts Free Noon Holiday Concerts, Gallery Talks

November 21, 2014 – Plains Art Museum is again hosting the popular Noon Holiday Concerts, offered free every Monday through Thursday for the first three weeks of December. Enjoy performances by area musicians over the lunch hour and take in the museum galleries for free with a purchase of lunch from Blue Goose Café, which will serve up a [...]

“In Crypt” turns mundane into monumental

November 18, 2014 – Making a Scene: Wischer turns page on household object By John Lamb The Forum, Nov, 17, 2014 Photo by Mark Anthony Stephen Wischer has been letting his fingers do the talking. All summer he’s been cutting and conditioning about 50 tons of discarded phone books in preparation for his installation at the Plains Art Museum. The work, “In Crypt: On [...]

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards gains North Dakota affiliate to recognize state’s creative teens

November 12, 2014 – North Dakota teens with talents in the visual and literary arts have a new advantage in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, now in its 92nd year. For the first time in the history of the contest, North Dakota entries will be judged on a state basis rather than in a multi-state regional competition. The [...]

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