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Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions

September 17, 2016 – January 27, 2017

Coinciding with Plains Art Museum’s Printober, a month of programming dedicated to the fine artistry of printmaking, Plains Art Museum is excited to share the major exhibition, Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions.

Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes

October 1, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Your art museum is thrilled to announce Arriving at Fresh Water, an exhibition highlighting fourteen of the region’s most important artists who use wit, critique, warmth, color, imagination, and beauty to celebrate, challenge, and expand our views of Native art. Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, this exhibition comes to Plains Art Museum audiences for the first time, supplemented by pieces from our permanent collection that expand on ideas presented in the exhibition.

$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.)


Current Exhibitions

Fragile Preservation: A Tallgrass Community

Corinne Teed’s intermediate printmaking class at Minnesota State University Moorhead developed this collaborative screenprint installation as a reflection on the fragility of Tallgrass Prairie ecosystems.

40 Greatest Hits: Celebrating the Museum’s Permanent Collection

As Plains Art Museum prepares for a year-long celebration of our 40th anniversary starting in Fall 2015, we open this summer with 40 Greatest Hits, a new permanent collection exhibition. We invite you to enjoy these 40 artistic highlights from the Museum’s collection, which now includes nearly 4,000 objects.

Recent Work from Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio

Recent Work from Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio August 3, 2016 - February 18, 2017 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio is one of a handful of printmaking studios around the nation located in an art museum. In its history, the Studio has hosted a national professional residency program and has been a collaboration with Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Visual Arts.

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From the Blog

From the Director

September 13, 2016 – Dear Friends: I have spent much of my life studying and communicating the value of art museums. The impact on communities is immense, with the nonprofit arts industry generating over $135 billion in economic activity annually, and playing a key role in a city’s ability to attract residents, employees and tourists. Supporting your art museum is [...]

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 [...]

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