Central Time Centric

September 4-7, 2014

Plains Art Museum will host Central Time Centric, a landmark symposium, on September 4-7, 2014, in Fargo, N.D. Socially engaged art has gained recent momentum, though it has long roots in community arts, social and political movements, feminist art, and more. Join a distinguished group of socially committed artists and arts leaders to build a more connected network and community of practice in the Midwest.

Open Call for Cat Videos!

Entries are due by Friday, August 8.

We invite area cat lovers to submit their own cat videos as part of the Walker’s Internet Cat Video Festival screening at the Fargo Theatre. Entries will be juried, and the winners will appear in a special segment called Valley Cats.

Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters

June 12 – September 21, 2014

Plains Art Museum presents Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters as the third installment of theMothers of Invention exhibition series. A self-described “materialist,” Sandra Menefee Taylor is a visual artist with a multimedia sensibility.

Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)

June 12 – September 14, 2014

As part of our ongoing exploration of and support for socially engaged art and museum practice, Plains Art Museum is excited to present Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI) with Nato Thompson as lead curator.

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Current Exhibitions

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Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters

Plains Art Museum presents Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters as the third installment of the Mothers of Invention exhibition series. A self-described “materialist,” Sandra Menefee Taylor is a visual artist with a multimedia sensibility. She engages with materials through sight, touch, and smell to create sculptural installations composed of found and made objects that [...]

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Sabrina Hornung: Trail Dust and Sentiment

In Trail Dust and Sentiment, Fargo-based artist Sabrina Hornung presents two bodies of work: mixed media transparencies and cyanotypes. Hornung specializes in blending traditional and alternative photography processes with drawing, painting, and collage. The artist is a native North Dakotan, and her subjects focus on the people and places of the state’s prairie landscape.
A talented colorist, [...]

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47º North: Daybreaks at Bad Medicine Lake by Wayne Gudmundson

A devoted chronicler of the Great Plains, Wayne Gudmundson presents a new series of digital photographs in color in his solo exhibition 47º North. In this series, Gudmundson documents majestic sunrises as seen from the porch of his cabin at Bad Medicine Lake in northwestern Minnesota, which is located at latitude 47º.
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From the Blog

Museum programs expand for regional Native American artists

July 29, 2014 – Plains Art Museum is launching a three-year project aimed at expanding opportunities, career development, and recognition for Native American artists in the region. The project, Creativity among Native American Artists, will bring visibility to Native artists in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin through expanded exhibition, professional development, and programming opportunities at Plains Art [...]

Central Time Centric symposium set for Fargo in September

July 23, 2014 – Plains Art Museum will host Central Time Centric, a landmark symposium, on September 4-7, 2014, in Fargo, N.D. Socially engaged art has gained recent momentum, though it has long roots in community arts, social and political movements, feminist art, and more. For both artists and arts organizations, social engagement is a means to increase relevance, [...]

Introducing Community Quest!

July 17, 2014 – We’re excited to launch Community Quest, a new summer program on July 22 and Aug. 19, from 5-8 p.m. An extension of the museum’s popular Kid Quest program, the events are free to art enthusiasts of all ages through sponsorship by Xcel Energy. Begin your visit with an exploration of the galleries and an art station [...]

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