‘Other Event’ Category

Pollinator Garden Planting Day

May 25, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

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

Plains Art Museum S.P.A.C.E. Sculpture Pad

Currents: Marcie Rendon: Murder on the Red

August 24, 2017
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Reading, discussion and book signing with Marcie Rendon, author of Murder on the Red

Murder on the Red River is a mystery novel by author Marcie R. Rendon (White Earth Anishinabe Nation). The main character is a 19 year old Native girl, Cash, who drives trucks for farmers in the Red River Valley during the day and plays pool at night. Cash’s dreams are key to how the murder mystery unfolds. The book presents racial tensions of the region and invites a comparison to recent events. Books will be available for purchase at the Plains Art Museum Store, and a limited number will be at the downtown Fargo Public Library.

Museum Stakeholder Event

June 29, 2017
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Curious about what your art museum will be doing in the coming year? Join us for a presentation and discussion led by Museum Director/CEO Andy Maus. This free event is for members, donors, other supporters, and anyone interested in learning more about the Museum’s future. Refreshments will be served. Stick around for the Summer Exhibition Reception to follow!

Free and open to the public

Third Annual Summer Art Sale / Day 2

July 14, 2017
9:00 amto5:00 pm

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Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity • Free

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 3rd Annual Summer Art Sale, taking place during the 42nd Annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair.

The Summer Art Sale features unique works of art by regional professional and emerging area artists, including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity.

We’re only two blocks off Broadway on First Avenue. Complete your Fargo Street Fair experience with a visit to your art museum!

Third Annual Summer Art Sale

July 13, 2017
9:00 amto8:00 pm

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Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity • Free

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 3rd Annual Summer Art Sale, taking place during the 42nd Annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair.

The Summer Art Sale features unique works of art by regional professional and emerging area artists, including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity.

We’re only two blocks off Broadway on First Avenue. Complete your Fargo Street Fair experience with a visit to your art museum!

Art & Business Breakfast

March 14, 2017
7:30 amto9:00 am

Join us for coffee, juice, bagels and pastries at Plains Art Museum’s first-ever Art and Business Breakfast. Where we bring together the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community and cultural leaders for presentations, conversations, and activities regarding the connections art and business share. And the potential for mutually beneficial relationships. For more information please contact: Sandy Thompson, Development Director, sthompson@plainsart.org.

Giving Hearts Day Concert performance by Darin Henze and Friends

February 9, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Join us Giving Hearts Day (Thursday, February 9, 2017) for a performance by Darin Henze and Friends.

Free and open to the public

“No Baby”: Questions of Sovereignty in The Round House

December 1, 2016
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Exploring The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Inspired by Louise Erdrich’s piece Story of a Woman (2015; acrylic on canvas) featured in the exhibition Arriving at Fresh Water, we will be exploring her 2012 novel and winner of the National Book Award for fiction The Round House in conjunction with the exhibition. Free and open to the public.

In this panel discussion, specialists and activists will explore questions of sovereignty, legal jurisdiction, and justice on Native American reservations. Panelists will explore historical context and contemporary legal questions to shed light on these complex issues.

This series of events is cosponsored by North Dakota State University and the Red River Valley Writing Project.

Teaching the Works of Louise Erdrich: Culturally Relevant, Responsive, and Sustaining Pedagogies

November 7, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Exploring The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Kelly Sassi, Director of the Red River Valley Writing Project, will lead an evening of writing and idea exchange. This program will incorporate artful writing in response to the exhibition Arriving at Fresh Water, reflection on pedagogical approaches to Native American literatures, and an exchange of teaching ideas.

This event is inspired by Louise Erdrich’s piece Story of a Woman (2015; acrylic on canvas) featured in the exhibition Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes (October 1, 2016 – January 7, 2017).

Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public; pre-registration required.

This series of events is cosponsored by North Dakota State University and the Red River Valley Writing Project.

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Native American Juried Arts and Crafts Festival

November 19, 2016
11:00 amto4:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Daughters of the Earth and Plains Art Museum will partner to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in the Museum’s Atrium. With this festival that will showcase Native American artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. This is a great opportunity to find unique handmade gifts, just in time for the holidays.

Free and open to the public

Donate, Volunteer, Collaborate
Please contact Tanya RedRoad at tanya.redroad@gmail.com

Sponsored by the Daughters of the Earth, the Fargo Native American Commission and Plains Art Museum.

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