Spring Gala 2015: Carnaval!

Our Annual Spring Gala is an evening of art wine, food and music that benefits Museum education programs. Set against our spectacular interior, the Gala is an evening of magic with a great cause. Save the date! Spring Gala, Saturday, May 2, 2015!

Apply for Buzz Lab 2.0: A Paid Summer Internship for Teens

Plains Art Museum is accepting applications for Buzz Lab 2.0, a paid summer internship program for teens. The group will continue to transform the urban site of Plains Art Museum into a sustainable urban landscape with native and edible plants.

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.


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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From the Blog

Carnaval! The Hottest Spring Gala Ever

March 31, 2015 – Mark your calendars for May 2, the hottest party of the year! We’re hosting our 19th annual Spring Gala on Saturday, May 2, from 7 p.m. to midnight with the theme of “Carnaval!,” inspired by the annual Brazilian celebration. Ryan Domres of BLUR is directing the staging for the event, which will feature festively costumed performers and [...]

Community Print Exchange Connects University Printmakers

March 25, 2015 – Plains Art Museum presents Community on April 11 from 2 to 4 p.m., a print exchange organized by artist Amanda Heidt, manager of the Museum’s Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio. For the exchange, university-based artists will create and submit an edition of 30 prints on the theme “community” and will receive prints from other artists in [...]

Sandy Spieler’s Water Works: A Talk on Public Art at Theatre B

March 6, 2015 –   Performance, Parades, and Pageantry as Public Art: Sandy Spieler’s Water Works March 24, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. At Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo FREE and open to the public 4:30 p.m. – Reception – light appetizers 5:00 p.m. – Artist Lecture 6–6:30 p.m. Group discussion Do you want to take part in more public art in our communities? Then join [...]

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