t(here): Recent Acquisitions at Plains Art Museum

June 16 – August 27, 2016

The strength of the permanent collection at your art museum lies in ambitious, contemporary artwork from our region, as well as national artwork of historical and artistic significance. Thanks to recent generous gifts, our community’s collection has grown substantially, and in recognition, we are proud to present t(here): Recent Acquisitions at Plains Art Museum.

Red River Watercolor Society: 23rd Annual National Watermedia Exhibition

May 19 – September 4, 2016

The 23rd Annual National Watermedia exhibition includes artworks juried by Illinois native, master watercolorist and instructor Tom Francesconi. Artworks in the exhibition encompass a range of artistic expression from abstraction to realism.

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Current Exhibitions

Passages: Prints by Jessica Matson-Fluto

Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio at Plains Art Museum presents Passage, an exhibition of work made by Print Studio artist-in-residence Jessica Matson-Fluto. Known primarily for her paintings and drawings, Matson-Fluto has translated her silhouettes and isolated figures into layered monotypes.

You Don’t Have to Put a Feather on It

You Don’t Have to Put a Feather on It is a juried exhibition for contemporary Native artists in the region that will challenge Native artists to defy the label of what is Native art (or isn’t?).

Recent Work from Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio

Recent Work from Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio August 3, 2016 - February 18, 2017 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio is one of a handful of printmaking studios around the nation located in an art museum. In its history, the Studio has hosted a national professional residency program and has been a collaboration with Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Visual Arts.

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From the Blog

Have a Great Ride!

May 12, 2016 – The Plains Art Museum artwork is proudly featured on one of Fargo’s fine Great Rides bikes. The Great Rides Bike Share program in Fargo has proven to be an outstanding success with NDSU college students, downtown dwellers, and people who love to ride bikes all around the community. Last year each bike had been ridden [...]

“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 [...]

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