Upcoming Events

Central Time Centric Symposium

September 4, 2014 4:30 pmtoSeptember 7, 2014 12:30 pm


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. Centric Time Centric is for Artists, arts leaders, curators, faculty, students, and others interested in exploring the role of art in social change, environmental issues, community development, and strengthened human connections.

For questions, contact Karis Thompson, community engagement liaison, at kthompson@plainsart.org or 701.551.6101.

Click here for full schedule.

The Internet Cat Video Festival

September 4, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Central Time Centric symposium opens on Thursday, September 4, 7 p.m., with a presentation of Walker Art Center’s 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival at the Fargo Theatre. An example of a contemporary art museum showcasing a popular art form and participatory culture, the Internet Cat Video Festival has became a national and international phenomenon and has been presented at South by Southwest and other venues. Get ready for many laughs as you meet some of the screen stars of the cat video world. Open to the public. Cat costume contest with prizes!

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo • $8


Fall Open House

September 16, 2014
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Check out what is happening at Plains Art Museum and Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity in 2014-2015. We’ll preview upcoming exhibitions and programs, lead guided tours of our Pollinator Garden and Center for Creativity studio spaces, share resources for educators, create art, answer questions, and more. This evening is designed for anyone who wants to learn how the Museum can help them lead a life of creativity and wonder—from educators to families to seniors to artists of all ages.

Free, no registration required.

FMVA Artist Talks

September 25, 2014
7:30 pmto8:30 pm

Plains Art Museum and Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists are partnering on the first of what we hope will be many collaborative programs in the museum and our studio spaces in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Watch for details on Artist Talks offered on fourth Thursdays in July, August, and September—both organizations will post the talk topics through their respective websites and social media.

Free and open to the public.

Art Boom Opening Reception

October 9, 2014
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Pizza, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and cash bar
Members and Tri-College students FREE, $10 nonmembers

Art School 3.0: An Artful Happy Hour Program

November 4, 2014
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Enjoy a complimentary beverage at Café Muse, followed by a moderated talk with Plains Art Museum Director Colleen Sheehy and three leaders of the art departments at NDSU, MSUM, and Concordia College—Michael Strand, Kelli Sinner, and Peter Schultz. In conjunction with the exhibition, Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show, the group will share insights about the state of college art departments, locally and around the country, as well as trends shaping the future.

Faculty Showcase Gallery Talks

December 2, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
December 4, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
December 9, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
December 11, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Join us for a 30-minute gallery talk in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. At each gallery talk, the group will explore a different aspect of this diverse exhibition: December 2, Paintings;  December 4, Photography; December 9, Ceramics and Sculpture; and December 11, Prints and Drawings.