Spring Gala: Garden Galore

Saturday, May 6 • 7 pm – Midnight

  • Silent Auction of Art
  • Dance to Heart & Soul
  • Wine Tasting by Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops
  • Desserts by Nichole’s Fine Pastry
  • Hors d’oeuvres & Libations from a Bouquet of Caterers

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

January 25, 2017 – May 6, 2017

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.

Plains Art 4 All!

Beginning on July 1st of 2017, Plains Art Museum – your art museum – will become a FREE art museum FOR YOU, and a free art museum FOR EVERYONE! To make this happen, Plains Art Museum is proud to announce the PlainsArt4All Campaign!


Current Exhibitions

Fragile Preservation: A Tallgrass Community

Corinne Teed’s intermediate printmaking class at Minnesota State University Moorhead developed this collaborative screenprint installation as a reflection on the fragility of Tallgrass Prairie ecosystems.

40 Greatest Hits: Celebrating the Museum’s Permanent Collection

As Plains Art Museum prepares for a year-long celebration of our 40th anniversary starting in Fall 2015, we open this summer with 40 Greatest Hits, a new permanent collection exhibition. We invite you to enjoy these 40 artistic highlights from the Museum’s collection, which now includes nearly 4,000 objects.

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

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 [...]

Tickets: Holiday Sale Preview Night

November 9, 2016 – Friday, December 2 •  6 -9 PM Sneak preview event with appetizers, drinks and 10% discount on all artwork. $10 per person Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our third annual Holiday Art Sale inside the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Featuring unique works of art in ceramic and printmaking by multiple professional and [...]

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