‘Other Event’ Category

“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.

Common Ground: Opening Presentation and Reception

September 22, 2016
7:00 pmto11:45 pm

On Sept. 22-25, the NDSU Department of Theatre Arts is offering a free workshop series called “Playing on Common Ground: Understanding Spectacle and Imagining Civic Art,” led by Frank Maugeri, a Chicago-based theater visionary and community builder.

Maugeri and his team will provide lectures, exercises and discussions throughout the four-day workshop to introduce area artists and community members to the international movement of celebratory spectacle, modern ritual and civic art. Participants will work in small groups to generate event ideas and develop initial action plans for interactive community spectacle experiences to be imagined for the residents of Fargo-Moorhead.

The workshop is free of charge but participation is limited to 50, so participants will be notified of acceptance following registration. Sign-up is required by no later than Sept. 9. Applicants can sign up here.

Maugeri is the community programs artistic director at Chicago Children’s Theatre and spent two decades as producing artistic director with the acclaimed performance company Redmoon Theater.

Plains Art Museum is partnering with NDSU Theatre Arts to host the opening presentation and reception on Sept. 22 from 7 – 9:45 p.m. Workshop events will be held at NDSU Askanase Hall. Support for the workshop is provided by the Bush Foundation through its Community Innovation Grant Program.

Philosophy for All: Why Liberals need Adam Smith

September 15, 2016
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.

Why Liberals need Adam Smith, presentation by Jack Weinstein, followed by discussion.
Free and open to the public.

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.

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