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Cultural Confluence: Work by Truman Lowe

Through September 16, 2017

Truman Lowe is a Ho Chunk sculptor and installation artist noted for his poetic ability to transform wood into water. Cultural Confluence traces the origins and evolution of his practice, from the traditional splint-plait baskets that Lowe learned how to make at an early age from his parents to the large-scale installation Ottawa which explores both the surface of and earth beneath a stream.

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

Exhibition extended until September 2!

In paintings tempered by humor, David Bradley “portrays human conditions and personal relationships that would be too controversial in another form.” The dry, highly observant, personal humor in his narrative paintings bridges the gap between the cartoon and fine art tradition, giving them an immediate, visceral impact.

Classes for all including painting, drawing, and ceramics.

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Current Exhibitions

Conversation Pieces: Selections from the Permanent Collection in Dialogue

Plains Art Museum is home to over 4,000 diverse national, regional and local works of art. Art communicates ideas and feelings between artists and viewers, but art pieces are also often in dialogue with other works of art.

Architecture for the Birds

Architecture for the Birds is an annual exhibition in partnership with the North Dakota State University Department of Architecture & Landscape Architecture.

Front and Center: Female Photographers from the Permanent Collection

Plains Art Museum is home to artworks by some of the 20th century’s most significant photographers, including several women.

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From the Blog

Spring Gala is This Saturday! What to Wear?

May 3, 2017 – Just four more days until the Spring Gala!  If you’re still looking through your closets to decide on the perfect dress or attire, keep in mind that there is no dress code — be as creative as your heart desires or dress in your normal party attire. Here are some possibilities and pointers: The Theme: Garden Galore This year’s [...]

VOTE! for the new S.P.A.C.E. Sculpture

February 23, 2017 – We need your vote! Stop by the Museum and cast your vote for our new S.P.A.C.E. sculpture by Concordia College art students. There are 3 maquettes to choose from. Voting ends March 4, sculpture will be installed this spring. S.P.A.C.E. (Sculpture Pad Art Collaborative Experiment) Beginning in 2009, Plains Art Museum began to collaborate with Concordia [...]

Scholastic Art + Writing submission deadline is December 15!

December 5, 2016 – The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Starting in 2014, the Red River Valley Writing Project and the Plains Art Museum partnered to serve as the state affiliate for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The mission of the Awards is to [...]

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