Spring Gala: 1976!

Saturday, May 7 • 7 pm – Midnight

Celebrate 40 years of Plains Art Museum at the most spectacular party in town.

Early bird tickets on sale now!

Art on the Plains XII

Art on the Plains is Plains Art Museum’s signature juried exhibition for contemporary art in the region, presenting a survey of media and styles and identifying emerging and mature talent. Now in its twelfth installment, the exhibition has become an important career builder for young artists and a point of pride among established artists.

$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

Emerging Visions

Emerging Visions is Plains Art Museum’s first juried exhibition for contemporary art by emerging Native American artists in the region, presenting a survey of media and styles.

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

“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 [...]

Plains Art Museum invites Native artists to enter Emerging Visions

August 28, 2015 – Plains Art Museum invites emerging visual artists living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to submit works for Emerging Visions, its first juried exhibition of contemporary Native American art in the region. Submission guidelines are available at bit.ly/evisions. Entries are due September 30, 2015, and the selection process will be done through a blind [...]

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