The Oil Project

Theatre B and Plains Art Museum are collaborating on a new theatre experience to close the Museum’s Bakken Boom! exhibition. Devised by Theatre B Ensemble Members and Guest Artists, ‘The Oil Project’ chronicles the people and the pumpjacks of the Bakken oil fields.

The production runs Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14, at noon and 7:00 p.m. both days at Plains Art Museum. Admission is free and open to the public.

Call for Entries!

Are you a collector? We want you!
Are you driven by a passion to find just the right item to add to your collection? Then we want to hear from you! Plains Art Museum (PAM) invites community members to share the wonderful, weird, or wacky treasures that define their personal tastes as collectors in a new show: Community Collections from North of Normal. 

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.

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

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

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Current Exhibitions

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S.P.A.C.E. Sculpture 2015-17

Untitled (Hummingbird), 2014–15, installed May 2015, Painted steel with tope and Plexiglas
Untitled (Hummingbird) is the latest installment of S.P.A.C.E. (Sculpture Pad Art Collaborative Experiment), a public art initiative co-organized by Plains Art Museum and the art departments at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University. In this series, students create models […]

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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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

Theatre B and Plains Art Museum to present ‘The Oil Project’

July 23, 2015 – Theatre B and Plains Art Museum are collaborating on a new theatre experience to close the Museum’s Bakken Boom! exhibition. Devised by Theatre B Ensemble Members and Guest Artists, ‘The Oil Project’ chronicles the people and the pumpjacks of the Bakken oil fields. The production runs Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14, at noon and [...]

Call for Entries! Museum Seeks Community Collections from North of Normal

June 23, 2015 – Are you driven by a passion to find just the right item to add to your collection? Then Plains Art Museum wants to hear from you! Community members are invited to share the wonderful, weird, or wacky treasures that define their personal tastes as collectors in a new show: Community Collections from North of Normal, which [...]

Summer events and programs

June 16, 2015 – Here’s a look ahead at upcoming events and programs for July and August 2015: Julie Buffalohead Reception and Creative Voices Artist Talk Thursday, July 9, 6:30-8 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. The Creative Voices talk offered at 7 p.m. is a conversation between Julie Buffalohead and Christina Chang, organizer of the Coyote Dreams exhibition and Curator of Engagement [...]

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