Upcoming Events

Creative Voices Talk: Keith BraveHeart

June 30, 2016
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with the artist-in-residence Keith BraveHeart in the Museum’s 1st floor Atrium.
Free and open to the public.

t(here): Curatorial Team in Conversation

July 7, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Members of Plains Art Museum’s curatorial team will each highlight a prominent work of art selected from the recent acquisitions exhibition, t(here). These distinct voices from the Museum will provide unique perspectives on the diversity and range of recent acquisitions at your art museum.

2nd Annual Summer Sale

July 14, 2016
9:00 amto8:00 pm


On July 14, the opening day of the 41st Annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair, stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 2nd Annual Summer Art Sale! The Summer Art Sale features unique works of art in ceramic and printmaking by multiple professional and emerging area artists, including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity.

  • Located at Plains Art Museum’s Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity, a short walk to the Street Fair
  • Ceramics and prints by area artists
  • Free admission to Museum galleries (11 am – 9 pm)
  • Wheel thrown pottery demos (10 am – Noon & 4 – 6 pm)
  • Free air conditioning

Pollinator Garden Tours

July 14, 2016
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Receive a tour of the Pollinator Garden at Plains Art Museum during the 41st Annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair on July 14. Meet Buzz Lab interns, who will be leading free tours of the Pollinator Garden and art activities. This afternoon of engagement at the Museum coincides with our 2nd Annual Summer Art sale, wheel-throwing demonstrations, and free admission to the Museum galleries.

Philosophy for All: Thinking About Art: Perspective of an Artist

July 21, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Gate City Bank Presentation Center, Plains Art Museum
Presentation by Marjorie Schlossman, followed by discussion

This session will begin with close looking at several works of art in the permanent collection of Plains Art Museum, including paintings by Marjorie Schlossman. Questions that will be discussed include:

What does it mean to call a work of art “abstract”? How might the subconscious be involved in (a) creating art and (b) in viewing art? What is the “sublime” and why does it matter? What motivates an artist?  How should we think art in terms of the artist creating something to be shared with others? What is the role of the artist in society? What is the importance of art for society? How does or can society support art?

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead is open to everyone interested in philosophy.  Its aim is to approach philosophical problems in a non-technical way to enable everyone to participate in discussion and debate.  It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views. 

Co-sponsored by Philosophy for All and Plains Art Museum

Final Friday Art Break: RRWS

July 29, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Experience a gallery talk featuring artists from the Red River Watercolor Society annual juried exhibition in the Starion Financial Gallery in the Museum’s Center for Creativity.

Free and open to the public