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Plains Art Museum opening Picasso and Star Wallowing Bull shows on October 3

September 2nd, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum proudly opens its 40th anniversary season with a special reception October 3 featuring two shows.
Picasso: Passion for Clay features 40 dazzling ceramics Pablo Picasso made at the famed Madoura Pottery Studio in Southern France. The artworks in this touring exhibition are from the private collection of Martin Rosenbaum, a world-renowned […]

Plains Art Museum invites Native artists to enter Emerging Visions

August 28th, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum invites emerging visual artists living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to submit works for Emerging Visions, its first juried exhibition of contemporary Native American art in the region.
Submission guidelines are available at Entries are due September 30, 2015, and the selection process will be done […]

Plains Art Museum announces 40th anniversary season

August 25th, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum marks a milestone anniversary of 40 years since incorporating in 1975 as a nonprofit art museum with a new season featuring Picasso, Star Wallowing Bull and the Internet Cat Video Festival.  Upcoming events for September and October include the following:
FMVA Studio Crawl Preview: Spotlight on Crawl Founders
Exhibition runs from […]

Theatre B and Plains Art Museum to present ‘The Oil Project’

July 23rd, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. – Theatre B and Plains Art Museum are collaborating on a new theatre experience to close the Museum’s Bakken Boom! exhibition. Devised by Theatre B Ensemble Members and Guest Artists, ‘The Oil Project’ chronicles the people and the pumpjacks of the Bakken oil fields.
The production runs Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14, […]

Call for Entries! Museum Seeks Community Collections from North of Normal

June 23rd, 2015 Posted in Press

Are you driven by a passion to find just the right item to add to your collection? Then Plains Art Museum wants to hear from you! Community members are invited to share the wonderful, weird, or wacky treasures that define their personal tastes as collectors in a new show: Community Collections from North of Normal, which […]

Summer events and programs at Plains Art Museum

June 16th, 2015 Posted in Press

Plains Art Museum announces the following upcoming events and programs for July and August 2015:
Julie Buffalohead Reception and Creative Voices Artist Talk
Thursday, July 9, 6:30-8 p.m., talk at 7 p.m.
The Creative Voices talk offered at 7 p.m. is a conversation between Julie Buffalohead and Christina Chang, organizer of the Coyote Dreams exhibition and Curator of […]

Plains Art Museum CEO accepts arts leadership role in Twin Cities

June 11th, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum Director/CEO Colleen Sheehy has accepted the role of president/executive director of Public Art Saint Paul, an arts organization that guides public art projects and programs in Minnesota’s capital city.
The appointment starts July 1 and will initially be part-time until early October, allowing Sheehy to complete projects and lead through this transition […]

Heritage Garden project in Moorhead seeking volunteers for June 5 and 6

June 3rd, 2015 Posted in Press

Contact: Su Legatt,, 218-329-4950
Organizers for the Heritage Garden, a new public garden in Woodlawn Park, have changed the timing for primary planting of the site to Friday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Placement of pre-donated plants from community members will be done on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 […]

Plains Art Museum seeks artists for Art on the Plains XII

May 18th, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum invites emerging and established visual artists living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to submit works for Art on the Plains XII, a juried exhibition of contemporary art.
Submission guidelines are available at Entries are due June 15, 2015, and […]

Museum offers ceramics workshops with artist in residence Cannupa Hanska Luger

May 13th, 2015 Posted in Press

Visual artist and ceramist Cannupa Hanska Luger of Santa Fe, N.M., will lead two weeklong workshops at Plains Art Museum from May 26 to June 5 as artist in residence.
The workshops are Ceramics Master Class from May 26-30, and Clay Instruments from June 1 -5. Details and registration for the courses are at Luger […]

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