Upcoming Events

Art and Autism Workshop Series: Inside My House

April 29, 2017
10:00 amto11:30 am

All sessions are developed and instructed by Plains Art Museum Education Staff and Special Education professionals for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. For registration, call 701.551.6100, or register below.

Get inside the paintings of David Bradley through imaginative play in the exhibition Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley. Using collage, participants will design a room of their own. This program will include a snack break. Registration deadline is Saturday, April 22. Parents/caregivers may request an orientation prior to the event – contact education@plainsart.org to schedule.

$10 per group/family

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Spring Gala: Garden Galore

May 6, 2017 7:00 pmtoMay 7, 2017 12:00 am

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Garden Galore will be an evening of fun-filled entertainment.
It’s 1900. Engage your inner art nouveau and dress for the times.

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Tickets: $90, $100 after April 15.
$65 is tax deductible. Proceeds from the Spring Gala go toward increasing accessibility and art education.

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Green Card Youth Voices Fargo: Book Reading and Exhibit

May 18, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Join Green Card Voices and Plains Art Museum to hear three student authors read their stories in Green Card Youth Voices Fargo. The Fargo youth exhibit will also be on view in the Museum. The three student authors who will share excerpts from their stories are:

Muhend Abakar (Sudan): “There are people around that want to help you. They’re gonna help if you ask. Nobody will help you if you don’t ask for it.”

Roshika Nepal (Nepal): “I remember that I cried when I left the refugee camp because I was leaving everything behind.”

Iraguha Yvette (Tanzania): “My hope is that people get to know our Motherland, Africa, more as we are learning about their land.”

Free and open to the public.

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Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead: A Socrates Café Meeting

May 18, 2017
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. It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views.

Topic: A Socrates Café Meeting    

At a Socrates Café the people present choose a topic of interest and then engage in discussion of it. The results are often lively, spirited, amazing discussions. At this meeting we will have our own Socrates Café

Free and open to the public.

Currents: Conversations on Water

June 15, 2017
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Dr. Wren Walker Robbins: Exploring the Intersections of Science, Spirit and Water 

Join Dr. Wren Walker Robbins (Mohawk), a cell biologist, pipe-carrier, and member of the Mountain Spirit Lodge Society, in exploring the intersections of science, spirit, and water. Dr. Robbins will discuss learning and dancing with, as opposed to trying to control, the precious resource of water. Redefining our relationship with water can heal the historical and intellectual traditions that have split the world into living and non-living, and can create policy and scientific knowledge that reconnect us to our histories, our cultures, and our communities.

This event is part of our “Currents” series, exploring the social, ecological, and poetic power of water, inspired by Truman Lowe’s exhibition Cultural Confluence.

Free and open to the public.

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead: East Meets West: Journey-Narratives of 2 Poets

June 15, 2017
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. It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views.

Topic: East Meets West: Journey-Narratives of 2 Poets

We will examine the inward and outward journey-experiences of two authors who composed their autobiographical accounts in an interweaving of poetry&prose, a traditional genre of Japanese literature – nikki, or literary journal, with poems and prose-passages echoing each other. The American poet James Lenfestey*, native Minnesotan, imitated this Japanese genre, as he was inspired by the haiku master-poet, Matsuo Basho (d. 1694). Both journeyers created their interweaving of prose and poetry as they traveled with friends, while also incorporating poems by other poets. Basho will guide us as he visits Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, and celebrated natural sites in 17th-century Japan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Penguin pbk). James Lenfestey will guide us as he visits places of similar renown in China, with the goal of reaching the cave-residence of the T’ang dynasty poet Han-shan (fl. 750s CE) – Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain (Milkweed Eds., Minneapolis, 2014)

*James Lenfestey will be speaking at MSUM on April 26. When the reminder for April’s Phil. for All meeting goes out mid-April information about time and location will be included.

Presentation by Konrad Czynski, MSUM, followed by discussion.

Free and open to the public.