Current Events

Public Art Panel Discussion

October 4, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Public Art Panel Discussion

As we celebrate the opening of the RedBall Project, join us for a panel conversation featuring international and local artists and practitioners exploring the contours and critical issues surrounding public art. Panelists: Kurt Perschke, artist, RedBall Project; Colleen Sheehy, director, Public Art St. Paul; Nicole Crutchfield, city planner, City of Fargo; Simone Wai, community builder and co-founder of Folkways; moderated by Brad Bachmeier, artist, and Professor of Art, Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Free and open to the public.

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Public Art Conversation and Consult with Colleen Sheehy

October 5, 2018 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Public Art Conversation and Consult with Colleen Sheehy

Are you an artist thinking about a public art project, wanting to get into the field, or in the middle of a public art project? Are you an organization that wants to reach more people through public art? Consider signing up for a free Conversation and Consult session with Colleen Sheehy, Executive Director of Public Art Saint Paul. Thirty-minute sessions will take place on Friday, October 5th at Plains Art Museum in its Presentation Center.

Colleen Sheehy leads Public Art Saint Paul, a private non-profit that collaborates with the City of Saint Paul and many organizations to produce and commission public art in Minnesota’s Capitol City. Some of the organization’s key programs include City Artist Program, Western Sculpture Park, eARTh Labs for youth, Sidewalk Poetry, Pop Up Meeting, and The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo.  Prior to this position, Sheehy was Director and CEO of Plains Art Museum from 2008 – 2015, where she completed the capital campaign for the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity and the commission of James Rosenquist’s North Dakota Mural. She also served as Director of Education at Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for 15 years.

Session Times: Friday, October 5

  • 9:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM

To sign up for a session, contact Colleen Sheehy at colleen@publicartstpaul.org. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.

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Pollinator Garden Autumn Party

October 6, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Pollinator Garden Autumn Party

Interested in learning more about the Pollinator Garden at Plains Art Museum, or joining our volunteer team? Join lead artist Christine Baeumler for a garden tour and autumn garden maintenance. Learn about native butterflies, help us weed and split plants, and collect some perennial seeds for your own pollinator garden.

Free and open to the public.

 

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Kid Quest: 3rd Annual Printober Tee Party

October 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Quest: 3rd Annual Printober Tee Party

Join us for a tee party experience! Participants will be able to explore prints throughout the museum and screen print their own t-shirt. If you ever wondered how t-shirts were printed, this is a great experience for all ages. Child size t-shirts are provided and adults can bring their own t-shirt to be printed at the event!

Free, registration required.

Made possible by a grant from Xcel Energy, with additional support from Minnesota Public Radio.

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Art + Autism Workshop

October 27, 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Art + Autism Workshop

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. Art & Autism is sponsored in part by Red River Area Learning Center, Moorhead, Minnesota, through support from The Barry Foundation; and Kiwanis Club of Fargo.

FREE, click here to register.

For every Art + Autism, participants explore artworks through hands-on art activities in one exhibition space, have a snack and create their own work of art to take home. Parents/caregivers may request an orientation prior to the event – contact krieck@plainsart.org to schedule.

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Native American Film Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

October 30, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Native American Film Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

In 1976, a Mi’gMaq teenager (Devery Jacobs) plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent (Mark Antony Krupa) who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.

Free and open to the public.

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Artist Talk: Jason Moore

November 1, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Jason Moore

Artist in residence Jason Moore will present an overview of his artistic practice.

Free and open to the public.

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Port & Chocolate Members Preview

November 1, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Port & Chocolate Members Preview

Museum members are cordially invited to join us for this second annual event. If you are not a member, become one that night and immediately receive the 10% discount. Click here to become a member.

  • Enjoy samples of port, red, white, and rosé from Luna
  • Devour delectable chocolate confections from Nichole’s Fine Pastry
  • Receive a 10% discount on all Holiday Sale items

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Holiday Art Sale: Friday

November 2, 2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 am
Holiday Art Sale: Friday

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 5th Annual Holiday Art Sale! Find the perfect gifts or add to your own collection.

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Holiday Art Sale: Saturday

November 3, 2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday Art Sale: Saturday

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 5th Annual Holiday Art Sale! Find the perfect gifts or add to your own collection.

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Native American Film Series: Wind River (2017)

November 4, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Native American Film Series: Wind River (2017)

Screening at Downtown Fargo Public Library, 102 Third Street North.

Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s death.

Free and open to the public.

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Holiday Art Sale: Sunday

November 4, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Holiday Art Sale: Sunday

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 5th Annual Holiday Art Sale! Find the perfect gifts or add to your own collection.

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Native American Film Series: Reel Injun (2009)

November 7, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Native American Film Series: Reel Injun (2009)

Screening at Downtown Fargo Public Library, 102 Third Street North.

Reel Injun is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmakers Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film.

Free and open and public.

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Gallery Talk: Wayne Gudmundson, Drake Hokanson, and Stuart Klipper

November 8, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Wayne Gudmundson, Drake Hokanson, and Stuart Klipper

Photographers Wayne Gudmundson, Drake Hokanson, and Stuart Klipper will discuss their shared interest in photographing rural regions of the United States. This gallery program will highlight each artist’s photographic practice and unique perspective on the regional landscape. Free and open to the public.

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Fall Exhibition Reception

November 8, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fall Exhibition Reception

Celebrate new fall exhibitions at your art Museum with live music, hors d’oeuvres by Milk Maid and a cash bar. Exhibiting artists will be present for you to meet.

Members, partners, Native artists FREE, $10 nonmembers, $5 students

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Art and Poetry Workshop with Dr. Denise Lajimodiere

November 8, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Art and Poetry Workshop with Dr. Denise Lajimodiere

Inspired by the overhead electric power lines, specifically the parallel circuit lines that look like dresses, help us create a community collaborative ‘dress’ sculpture built out of chicken wire and other materials. The collective poem will be presented and sculpture on view in the upcoming Native Women Artist exhibit coming next January 31. Please bring forlorn pieces of hardware that may be floating around in your junk drawer. No previous artistic skills are necessary.

Free and open to the public.

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Art & Business Breakfast

November 8, 2018 - 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Art & Business Breakfast

Please join us for Plains Art Museum’s next gathering in the Art & Business Breakfast series. This innovative program brings Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo artists together with business and cultural leaders. Through presentations, conversations, and activities, we explore the connections art and business share.

Coffee & juice, pastries & bagels served.

Featured Speaker:

Peter Remes, Founder & CEO First & First, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

First & First is committed to reimagining historically significant sites within the Minneapolis and St. Paul urban landscape. First & First transforms these neglected spaces into inspired places that facilitate creative and cultural experiences. Each First & First site ultimately becomes a place where creativity and productivity embrace each other while enabling dreams to become reality. These revitalized places build bridges to the future that enable us to see both where we are going and also where we have been. First & First endeavors to build inspired environments that remind all of us that our time on this planet is brief and that it is our human imperative to create.

Reservations requested for this FREE event generously sponsored by Heartland Trust Company. Please contact: Sandy Thompson / sthompson@plainsart.org / 701.551.6122.

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Native American Arts and Crafts Festival

November 17, 2018 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Native American Arts and Crafts Festival

The festival will cap off the Native American Heritage Month celebration in the Museum’s Atrium. The festival will showcase arts and crafts of Native American artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. This is a great opportunity to find unique handmade gifts in time for the Holidays. Please contact Mary John at mary.john@gmail.com to collaborate, donate or volunteer.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Daughters of the Earth, Fargo Public Library, Cultural Diversity and Plains Art Museum

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Concordia Sax Quartet

November 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Concordia Sax Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Dave Ferreira Trio

November 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Dave Ferreira Trio

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Darin Henze and Friends

November 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Darin Henze and Friends

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Pelican Quartet

November 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Pelican Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Clarion Quartet

December 3, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Clarion Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: NDSU Faculty Chamber Ensemble

December 4, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: NDSU Faculty Chamber Ensemble

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Bison Brass-NDSU Brass Quintet

December 5, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Bison Brass-NDSU Brass Quintet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Michelle Gelinske & HeartSprings Tremble Clef Choir

December 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Michelle Gelinske & HeartSprings Tremble Clef Choir

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Silver Winds Flute Quartet

December 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Silver Winds Flute Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Dakota Rose String Quartet

December 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Dakota Rose String Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devries

December 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devries

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Native American Film Series: Once Were Warriors (1994)

December 13, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Native American Film Series: Once Were Warriors (1994)

An unemployed Maori living in the Auckland slums, Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) has a terrible temper that he takes out on family and strangers alike. His wife, Beth (Rena Owen), takes regular beatings after he’s been at the pub, and his kids do what they can to sidestep trouble. Nig (Julian Arahanga), the eldest, is joining a street gang; Boogie (Taungaroa Emile) has been placed in a foster home, and Grace increasingly retreats to the pages of her journal.

Free and open to the public.

 

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Fargo-Moorhead Opera

December 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Fargo-Moorhead Opera

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

S.P.A.C.E.

S.P.A.C.E.
An Emergent Belonging

An Emergent Belonging was created by Concordia College students Ashley Raduns, Katelyn Mitchell, Helena Langr, Elizabeth Vought, Ruth Peterson, and Chelsea Steffes. The work inspired by the form and function of a bird’s nest, was created under the leadership of professor Dwight Mickelson.

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The North Dakota Mural

The North Dakota Mural

Drawing on his childhood memories of the Great Plains, he created a work that speaks to the wide open spaces, huge vistas, and ocean-like skies of the region.

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Fragile Preservation

Fragile Preservation
A Tallgrass Community

While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.

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