Upcoming Events

IdeaExchange: Human Trafficking

March 5, 2015
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

At this community conversation program, members of the Road to Williston Collective in Duluth will share stories of their work on display in the Bakken Boom! exhibition. The installation was created in response to the increasing numbers of Native American women and girls subject to human trafficking and the resistance movements that have emerged to fight this problem. Local advocates for human rights also will be part of the conversation circle, lending insights to the discussion. Pre-registration required. Light refreshments.

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We Create Better, Together: Open Innovation for Social Good: March

March 9, 2015
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Start your week with a creative experience. The Museum and IDeaspace at NDSU are collaborating on a monthly OpenIDEO education meet-up event of design- thinking challenges and activities for social good. Both organizations will post the talk topics through their respective websites and social media.

Free and open to the public.

School Spirit Artists’ Reception

March 15, 2015
1:30 pmto4:00 pm

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Share in the excitement at this artists’ reception for students, friends, family, and teachers. Light refreshments offered and art-making projects, with music performances by Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies at 2 and 3 p.m.

FREE and open to the public

Philosophy for All: March

March 19, 2015
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

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, combining serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views.

Free and open to the public.

Art Scrawl

March 21, 2015
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

The Red River Valley Writing Project partners with the Museum for an engaging afternoon looking at and writing about art. The writing prompt for this art experience will be works of art in the Bakken Boom! show. You are invited to take part in a guided looking experience in the galleries, followed by writing exercises in response to the art. Pre-registration required. For more on the RRV Writing Project, visit rrvwp.blogspot.com.

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Bakken Boom! Book Discussion

March 26, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

The Museum, in partnership with Fargo Public Library, will host a book club discussion of the recently published Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil by Lisa Westberg Peters. In her memoir, Peters takes an intimate and personal look at what it means to profit from the oil boom in North Dakota. Held in conjunction with the Plains Art Museum’s Bakken Boom! exhibit, the book discussion will be held at Plains Art Museum and participants are encouraged to read the book before the program. It is available to check out at Fargo Public Library (contact Lori West, lwest@cityoffargo.com), and for sale at the Museum Store. Light refreshments will be served.

FREE and open to the public.

Final Friday Art Break: Lauren Kinney’s Much of a Muchness

March 27, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Join us for this new lunchtime gallery discussion series facilitated by artists, curators, and/or educators each month.
Free and open to the public.

Community: Print Exchange

April 11, 2015
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Plains Art Museum presents Community on April 11, a print exchange organized by artist Amanda Heidt, left, manager of the Museum’s Hannaher, Inc. Print Studio. For the exchange, artists will create and submit an edition of 30 prints on the theme “community” and will receive prints from other artists in return.

Participants include faculty and students from Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minot State University, North Dakota State University, University of Manitoba, University of North Dakota, and Valley City State University. One print from each edition will be given to these institutions and also will be displayed at the Museum April 3 – 30.

 

We Create Better, Together: Open Innovation for Social Good: April

April 13, 2015
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Start your week with a creative experience. The Museum and IDeaspace at NDSU are collaborating on a monthly OpenIDEO education meet-up event of design- thinking challenges and activities for social good. Both organizations will post the talk topics through their respective websites and social media.

Free and open to the public.

Creative Voices: Native American Artists at Plains Art Museum / Monte Yellow Bird, Sr.

April 16, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., or Black Pinto Horse as he also is known in the art world, will speak about his work as a professional artist, including his extensive work as an artist educator providing presentations and artist residencies across the nation. He has received top awards for drawing and painting in juried shows at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market, the Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles, and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Yellow Bird, Sr. is Arikara and Hidatsa from the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. His work is displayed and collected worldwide and locally, including at West Acres Mall and North Dakota State University.

Light refreshments provided
FREE and open to the public

Supported by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, providing funding for the Museum’s Creativity among Native American Artists initiative.

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