Artist in Residence: Cannupa Hanska Luger

Visual artist and ceramist Cannupa Hanska Luger of Santa Fe, N.M., is artist in residence for two exciting workshops: Ceramics Master Class from May 26-30, and Clay Instruments from June 1 -5. Click here to register.

Help Plant the Heritage Garden

Are you interested in contributing perennials and stories, or helping to plant at the Heritage Garden site adjacent to Woodlawn Park?

Plant pledges are needed by May 22, and plant donations will be accepted at the Heritage Garden site on the weekend of June 6 and 7. Planting volunteers are welcome on June 6 and 7 as well.

Call for Artists!

Art on the Plains is the Museum’s signature juried exhibition for contemporary art in the region, showcasing new and established artists selected through a blind review. Sculptor Aaron Spangler will serve as juror and select artworks to include in the show, as well as award cash prizes and honorable mentions.

Art on the Plains XII is open to artists living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Bakken Boom! Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush

January 29 – August 15, 2015

Bakken Boom! provides a striking array of artistic interpretations of North Dakota’s current oil rush, which has catapulted the state to second in the nation in oil production. The show invites you to consider the new realities in western North Dakota, and the profound impact of the energy boom on lives and the land.

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Current Exhibitions

Bee in Flight

Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight. The whimsical, circular mosaic patterns, based on the flight pattern of honey bees, weave along the hallway […]

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Creative Actions: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Plains Art Museum is thrilled to unveil a re-imagined Permanent Collection show, which focuses on and engages with the ideas and creative actions of artists. In this newly curated show, the audience will visually unpack several “acts” that express artists’ processes, intensions, narratives, or functions. Creative Actions is a re-hang for Plains Art Museum Permanent […]

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The North Dakota Mural

The landscape in North Dakota is the sky—the stars at night, the clouds in the daytime. At night I thought about the stars and light-years and the speed of light and everything that was sort of inexplicable.
— James Rosenquist, Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life in Art
With the installation of The North Dakota Mural […]

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From the Blog

Art on the Plains XII Call for Entries

May 18, 2015 – Plains Art Museum invites emerging and established visual artists living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to submit works for Art on the Plains XII, a juried exhibition of contemporary art. Submission guidelines are available at Art on the Plains XII. Entries are due June 15, 2015, [...]

Artist in Residence Cannupa Hanska Luger

May 13, 2015 – Ocarenas by Cannupa Hanska Luger Visual artist and ceramist Cannupa Hanska Luger of Santa Fe, N.M., will lead two week-long workshops at Plains Art Museum from May 26 to June 5 as artist in residence. The workshops are Ceramics Master Class from May 26-30, and Clay Instruments from June 1 -5. Details and registration for the courses [...]

Heritage Garden project in Moorhead seeks plants, stories, and volunteers

May 6, 2015 – The Heritage Garden at the south side of Woodlawn Park is taking shape near the site of the former Moorhead Power Plant which was demolished in 2014. Coordination and design of the new garden is under the direction of artists Su Legatt, Rob Fischer, and Kevin Johnson, who are working closely with Plains Art Museum, [...]

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