Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show

October 9, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Plains Art Museum spotlights the talented visual artists teaching at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. This exhibition is the first major show to bring together the work of the schools’ 24 full-time art instructors.

Cuplomacy: To Washington D.C. . . . Love, Fargo

Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5

Michael Strand, Fargo craftivist and head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University, is engaging in a proactive project to invite U.S. senators to cut through the barriers to conversation and share a cup of coffee across the aisle.

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.

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

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

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Current Exhibitions

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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“Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show” opens Oct. 9

September 26, 2014 – Plains Art Museum spotlights the 24 full-time studio art instructors at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. Each artist is displaying a group of works, and the show covers an array of styles and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mixed-media, [...]

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 [...]

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