Upcoming Events

Points of View: Photographs from the Plains Art Museum Permanent Collection

September 8, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Learn about photographs from the Plains Art Museum permanent collection in this talk by George Slade, a photography historian, writer, consultant, and curator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Looking closely at photographs in the exhibition 40 Greatest Hits: Celebrating the Museum’s Permanent Collection, Slade will discuss the diversity in our collection’s photographs: from tools of artistic expression, to documents of exploration, to statements of socio-political critique.

 George Slade was the artistic director and chief curator of the Minnesota Center for Photography from 2003 to 2008 and directed the McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships for Photographers Program from 1998 to 2008. In 2007 he was awarded a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for a project linking archival photographs and personal reflection. Slade contributes regularly to photo-eye books, and can be found online as re:photographica.

Free and open to the public.

Heritage Garden and Amphitheater Celebration

September 10, 2016
4:00 pmto10:00 pm

Heritage Garden – Adjacent to the south side of Woodlawn Park, Moorhead, MN

  • 4 pm – Dedication
  • 5 – 6 pm – Live Music: Lake Agassiz Concert Band
  • 6 – 7:30 pm – Social (music + kid-friendly activities + food trucks)
  • 8 pm – Movie in the Park: A Bug’s Life


This family-friendly event celebrates the opening of Heritage Garden and Amphitheater in Moorhead! Join us for live music, food and drinks, and a movie in the park. Heritage Garden pays homage to the Moorhead power plant while acknowledging the important role it played in the development of Moorhead. Free and open to the public. 

Welcoming Week Family Program

September 17, 2016
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Everyone is an artist at this music-making family program. In conjunction with Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Welcoming Week, this free family program will combine live music with artistic instrument making in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Guest artists will demonstrate instrument making techniques and sounds. Join us and make an instrument out of the world around you!
FREE fun for the whole family