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.

Recycling the Clay Community Day

September 21 • 1 -5 pm

Create your own works of art with clay, using the recycled clay from our summer programs. We’ll have a demo table to show how to make different types of vessels, from coil to slab.

Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters

June 12 – September 21, 2014

Plains Art Museum presents Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters as the third installment of theMothers of Invention exhibition series. A self-described “materialist,” Sandra Menefee Taylor is a visual artist with a multimedia sensibility.

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

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


Current Exhibitions

FMVA Studio Crawl Preview

2014 marks the 11th anniversary of the annual Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) Studio Crawl, scheduled for October 4 and 5. Pop into Plains Art Museum for a preview of this year’s participating artists, whose artworks span a diverse range of media and styles. Studio Crawl guides are available at the Museum to help you [...]

the north dakota mural
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 [...]

International Harvester Photographs

The exhibited photographs lead viewers through the progression of the building from its time-worn state when it was acquired in 1994 to its current condition. The exhibit features photographs of the building as the International Harverster warehouse, during renovation, and as Plains Art Museum. The building now combines elements of the original warehouse and a modern museum.

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From the Blog

VIVID exhibition features inspiring creative works by Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

September 12, 2014 – A new show opening at Plains Art Museum in collaboration with Fraser, Ltd. features two accomplished artists who share vivid styles along with personal histories of autism. VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling opens Thursday, Sept. 25, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to [...]

Join us at Mark Dion talk and open house on Sept. 16

September 9, 2014 – Plains Art Museum is hosting an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 16, with a talk by international artist Mark Dion, followed by an evening of previews of upcoming events and classes. The talk and open house are free and open to the public. “Nurse Logs, Giant Gulls, and Cave Bears: The Curious Public Art of Mark [...]

Carol Rogne named board chair; new board members named

September 5, 2014 – We are pleased to announce the election of Carol Rogne as the new board chair of Plains Art Museum. Carol is the founder and president/CEO of DFC Consultants, Ltd., which marked its 25th anniversary in 2014. She has grown DFC into a leading business software sales company with three offices throughout North Dakota. Carol is an [...]

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