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.

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.

Noon Holiday Concerts

Monday – Thursday
December 1 – 18

Enjoy music from the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour and take in the galleries for free with a purchase of lunch from the Blue Goose Cafe. Shop for unique gifts in The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off Store Purchases, December 1-18.


Current Exhibitions

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 [...]

Ellen Jean Diederich: Samson’s Gift

Meet Samson, a sheep afraid to get his wool sheared, in this delightful exhibition in the Center for Creativity. Fargo artist and author Ellen Jean Diederich displays the richly-colored acrylic and watercolor paintings used as illustrations in her newest children’s book, Samson’s Gift, a timeless Christmas tale about the joy of selfless giving. Diederich teaches [...]

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, [...]

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From the Blog

Board Updates: Welcome to Jessica Hoppe, many thanks to Jim Hambrick

December 11, 2014 – We’re pleased to welcome Jessica Hoppe, relationship manager at Alerus Financial, onto our board of directors. Jessica is known for going the extra mile in her work and her community support. She has served as a member at large on the Museum’s finance committee for many years and is now joining the board in the [...]

Plains Art Museum Hosts Free Noon Holiday Concerts, Gallery Talks

November 21, 2014 – Plains Art Museum is again hosting the popular Noon Holiday Concerts, offered free every Monday through Thursday for the first three weeks of December. Enjoy performances by area musicians over the lunch hour and take in the museum galleries for free with a purchase of lunch from Blue Goose Café, which will serve up a [...]

“In Crypt” turns mundane into monumental

November 18, 2014 – Making a Scene: Wischer turns page on household object By John Lamb The Forum, Nov, 17, 2014 Photo by Mark Anthony Stephen Wischer has been letting his fingers do the talking. All summer he’s been cutting and conditioning about 50 tons of discarded phone books in preparation for his installation at the Plains Art Museum. The work, “In Crypt: On [...]

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