Optical Illusions: Spring Gala

Saturday, May 3 • 7 pm – Midnight

Prepare to be dazzled at Spring Gala 2014: Optical Illusions! Tickets are $100, and all proceeds benefit our education programs.

Presenting sponsor: Border States.

Red River Reciprocity: Contemporary Ceramics in Minnesota and North Dakota

February 8 – May 11

Red River Reciprocity showcases a dynamic selection of 79 contemporary ceramics by Minnesota and North Dakota artists. For this groundbreaking exhibition, Plains Art Museum is partnering with Northern Clay Center (NCC) of Minneapolis to present the innovative work of leading ceramists from all over the region who have re-imagined the possibilities of this exceptionally versatile medium.

The One Minute Film Festival: 2003-2012

January 25 – May 24

The One Minute Film Festival 2003-2012 offers an opportunity to playfully rethink what short films can be by presenting hundreds of one-minute films created by more than 300 artists from the East Coast and other regions over a ten-year period.

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

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


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 [...]

Photo by Jason Simon
The One Minute Film Festival: 2003-2012

Photo by Jason Simon
In this era of YouTube, ten-second TV commercials, and social media sharing of six-second Vine clips, fast-paced message formats are pervasive in contemporary culture. We absorb short bits of information faster than ever before.
The One Minute Film Festival 2003-2012 offers an opportunity to playfully rethink what short films can be by presenting [...]

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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From the Blog

“Fargo in 60 Seconds” event on April 10

April 1, 2014 – We’re rolling out the red carpet for a premiere screening of Fargo in 60 Seconds on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. Fargo in 60 Seconds is a compilation of 40 one-minute movies made by area filmmakers and Fargo Film Festival contributors. The event is free and open to the public, with light fare provided. Audience [...]

Spring Gala: “Optical Illusions” set for May 3

March 25, 2014 –   On Saturday, May 3, prepared to be dazzled by “Optical Illusions.” This year’s theme is inspired by The One Minute Film Festival exhibition, and from 7 p.m. to midnight, you’ll find the museum absolutely electrified. Guests are encouraged to add illusion and illumination into their attire through patterns, color, wearable art, holograms, and LED or [...]

Technology and versatility contribute to big booms in short filmmaking

March 19, 2014 –   By Kris Kerzman, The Arts Partnership (Blogpost originally appeared in ARTSpulse) A couple weeks ago, in the lead-up to the Academy Awards, NPR’s Neda Ulaby had this story about the rising popularity of short films and their increased visibility due to distribution channels like iTunes and Amazon. Further, big-time creators like Disney are using short films to [...]

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