Bakken Boom! Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush

January 29 – August 15, 2015

Bakken Boom! provides a striking array of artistic interpretations of North Dakota’s current oil rush, which has catapulted the state to second in the nation in oil production. The show invites you to consider the new realities in western North Dakota, and the profound impact of the energy boom on lives and the land.

VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

September 25, 2014 – April 4, 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.

Artful Yoga

Tuesdays at 8:30 AM
$10 per class / $5 members

Enjoy the natural light and wood floors of the Museum’s beautiful open 3rd floor space and energize yourself for the day.

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Current Exhibitions

JackoLantern
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 [...]

VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

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. In addition, Chwast and Sieling share personal histories; they were both [...]

Bee in Flight

Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight. The whimsical, circular mosaic patterns, based on the flight pattern of honey bees, weave along the hallway [...]

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From the Blog

Pre-Gala Samba Class with Cris Linnares

March 4, 2015 – Let the rhythms of Brazil’s sultry samba transport you to Carnaval! Cris Linnares will lead a samba dance class for beginners and up at Plains Art Museum on Saturday, March 21, from 4 – 6 p.m. Cris is a co-chair of ‘Carnaval,” the Museum’s 2015 Spring Gala on May 2, along with Bill Marcil, Jr., [...]

Carnaval! Spring Gala on May 2

February 24, 2015 – Get ready to shimmy and shine on May 2, when Plains Art Museum hosts “Carnaval,” the 19th annual Spring Gala. Your hosts for “Carnaval” are Bill Marcil, Jr. and Cris Linnares, and Kathryn Helgaas and Doug Burgum, who will make this year’s Gala the greatest party in town! Enjoy the heat and the Brazilian beat from [...]

Human trafficking program on March 5

February 19, 2015 – Plains Art Museum will host “IdeaExchange: Human Trafficking,” a free community conversation on March 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Members of the Road to Williston Collective in Duluth will share stories of their work on display in Bakken Boom: Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush. The collective’s installation was created in response to [...]

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