‘Other Event’ Category

Pollinator Garden Planting Day

May 19, 2016
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Celebrate Summer by helping to plant annuals and edible plants in our Pollinator Garden, a habitat for pollinators that defies the urban environment surrounding the Museum. Feel free to bring your own gloves and hand tools; plants will be provided.

Thank you to Baker Garden & Gift for donating plants.

Philosophy for All: June 2016

June 16, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Concluding Philosophy Café Meeting: Justice and Income Inequality

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.

Free and open to the public.

Philosophy for All: May 2016

May 19, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Robert Nozick’s Theory of Justice, presentation by John Rowell

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.

Free and open to the public.

2nd Annual Summer Sale

July 14, 2016
9:00 amto8:00 pm

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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

Philosophy for All Fargo Moorhead / Mar. 2016

March 17, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

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.

Philosophy for All Fargo Moorhead / Feb. 2016

February 18, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

 Self-Deception and Happiness

Some claim a person’s own judgment of happiness can never be wrong. But what if there’s deception about an important part of one’s life–a significant relationship or an important achievement? And some theories claim self-deception enhances and is in fact necessary for happiness. Where do truth, honesty and integrity fit in here?

Presentation by Mark Chekola, MSUM Emeritus, followed by discussion.

Philosophy for All Fargo Moorhead / Jan. 2016

January 21, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Ignorance, Colonialism and the Environment—Why It Starts With Me                                         

One of the central tenets of the environmental justice movement is that degradation of the land and its resources is simultaneously social injustice against its peoples targeted with oppression.  I am interested in looking at the oppressor side of these issues. What can we say about the patterns of oppressors when thinking about dominion over nature and its peoples? Ignorance is one of the key features of pattern of oppressors. Ignorance constructed by domination misrepresents reality in ways that sustain privileges of those in power. I will be applying this concept of vested ignorance to local situations of dominion over nature and its peoples.

Colonialism is a practice of domination—the conquering of people and land with the subsequent settling of a portion of the conquering population on that land.  I am trying to think about my environment in Northwestern MN.  What are the patterns of colonialism here?  The colonized peoples are Native Americans, specifically the Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) and the Dakota (Sioux).   But does it make also sense to think about the oppression of colonialism as it relates to the land?  Is the degradation of the land and its resources also a product of colonialism?  I will argue that the vested ignorance of the colonizer functions in the same way with respect to the people and the land. 

This project benefits from taking a local approach to these issues.  I will begin with my environment.  I will start with my own colonial history. 

Presentation by Claudia Murphy,  Independent scholar, followed by discussion.

Unglued Craft Fest 2016

February 26, 2016
5:00 pmto9:00 pm
February 27, 2016
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Now in its sixth year, the wildly popular Unglued Craft Fest returns for two days in February extravaganza of indie crafts and handmade goods that fills up three floors of the Museum and the Center for Creativity with the region’s best crafters and artisans. The annual gathering brims with creativity and wonderfully unique finds.

Friday night is the Craft Gala, a ticketed event with early shopping, live music, appetizers, and drinks. Saturday is free admission all day, and includes workshops for kids and adults, and free gallery admission. For more, visit ungluedmarket.com.

Holiday Art Sale

December 4, 2015
9:00 amto5:00 pm
December 5, 2015
10:00 amto5:00 pm

Find the perfect holiday gift at our sale, with works of art by students in Plains Art Museum classes, Open Studio participants, staff, and local artists. The proceeds will go to the individual artists, with a portion going to the Museum’s educational programs that take place in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity.

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The Internet Cat Video Festival 2015

October 17, 2015
1:00 pmto3:00 pm
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo $8 adult / $6 children
Buy tickets at Fargo Theatre or Plains Art Museum

The cats are back! Last year Plains Art Museum teamed up with the Fargo Theatre for the North Dakota premiere of the famed Internet Cat Video Festival, attracting a sell-out crowd. For the Museum’s 40th Anniversary, we once again bring back this cultural phenomenon. Produced and curated by the Walker Art Center, the wildly popular collection of the year’s best screen stars of the cat video world has become a national and international phenomenon. The festival is a live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch cat clips in a social environment, to experience together the hilarity and fascination of this addictive art form.

The new reel will feature approximately 100 cat videos culled from nominations by the public in the categories of Comedy, Drama, Animated, Musical, Action, Vintage, and Documentary.

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