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.

VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

September 25, 2014 – April 4, 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.

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Current Exhibitions

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Todd Hebert: Selected Works 1999-2014

In Todd Hebert: Selected Works 1999–2014, Plains Art Museum presents a 15 year survey of paintings and works on paper made by native North Dakotan Todd Hebert, who teaches in the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Hebert is drawn to temporal subjects and seasonal motifs because they [...]

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In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, An Installation by Stephen Alexander Wischer

Photo by Amy Richardson
Stephen Alexander Wischer, an associate professor of Architecture at NDSU, energizes the Museum’s Atrium with an intriguing site-specific installation, In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, from his ongoing body of work, Hybrid Vigor. Constructed with ordinary yellow-page phonebooks, these displays include thousands of books Wischer transforms through cutting, tearing, burning, and dipping into solutions, [...]

VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

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. In addition, Chwast and Sieling share personal histories; they were both [...]

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From the Blog

Plains Art Museum offers Autism and Art Workshops

January 26, 2015 – Plains Art Museum is offering two Autism and Art Workshops for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. The first workshop is Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon on “Colors & Shapes in VIVID,” which ties into a current exhibition featuring accomplished artists with autism. The second workshop is “Awake the Five [...]

Melissa Sobolik and Laura Youngbird join Plains Art Museum

January 21, 2015 – We’re thrilled to announce two new members of our team: Melissa Sobolik (shown at right) as development director and Laura Youngbird (shown at left) as program director for an outreach project with Native American artists. Melissa will lead fundraising efforts for donations and grants, membership, corporate partnerships, and legislative outreach. She was previously director of agency [...]

Bakken Boom! exhibition opens January 29

January 8, 2015 – Plains Art Museum presents Bakken Boom! Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush, a powerful new exhibition opening January 29 with a public reception from 7 – 9 p.m. 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 [...]

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