Pollinator Garden Planting Day

Thursday, May 25, 4 – 6 pm

Celebrate the advent of summer by helping to plant annuals and edible plants in our Pollinator Garden, a habitat for pollinators that defies the concrete, urban environment surrounding the Museum.

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.

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!

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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.

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. Front and Center is an exhibition of photographs selected from Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection highlighting some of these works.

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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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