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Spring Gala: Black & White

May 5, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
Spring Gala: Black & White

Illustration by Punchgut

Arrive creatively in your black & white best. From harlequin to zebras, pin striped suits to that perfect black dress.

• Dance to Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
• Buy a work of art from the region’s finest artists in our silent auction
• Experience shadow dancing by performers from Red River Dance & Performance Co.
• Enjoy the area’s largest wine tasting by Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops
• Make your taste buds happy with hors d’oeuvres, desserts & libations from the area’s premiere caterers: Chef’s Table Catering, Catering by Concordia, Mosaic Catering, Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Urban Foods, VIP Catering, Wild Terra Cider & Brewing

> Purchase tickets: $90
> View Art Auction

$100 after April 15. $35 is tax non-deductible. Your support helps the Museum provide universal access to diverse cultural, educational and artistic experiences.

Spring Gala: Black & White is presented by Warner and Company Insurance.

 

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Zine Launch Party / Artist Talk

May 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zine Launch Party / Artist Talk

Celebrate the launch of Cayla Skillin-Brauchle’s zine, a compilation of hand-drawn visualizations of her collected data from the metro area. Learn about and pick up a copy of the zine the artist creates during her residency. The first 30 visitors can pull a screenprinted design by the artist.

Free

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Theatre NDSU Presents: The Ugly Duckling

May 12, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Theatre NDSU Presents: The Ugly Duckling

Join Theatre NDSU and Plains Art Museum for the premiere of “The Ugly Duckling”, an original, interactive play for audiences age 18 months to four years. Following the 30-minute play, toddlers and their family can enjoy story time and go on an animal safari in the Plains Art Museum galleries.

“The Ugly Duckling” will be held at the Plains Art Museum on Saturday, May 12. Shows will be presented at 10:00 am & 11:00 am, with a pre-show art project led by the Plains Art Museum beginning 20 minutes prior to each performance.

“The Ugly Duckling” is an original adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson Classic. Journey with the ugly duckling as she searches for her tribe. Will she fit in with the wiggly ducks, or the hip geese, or the dancing cat? Maybe not, but she will sure learn a lot on the way.

Tickets are $5 and are available through the NDSU Box Office at (701) 231.7969 or online at www.ndsu.edu/performingarts.

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Mackenzie Kouba Artist Talk

May 17, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 am
Mackenzie Kouba Artist Talk

Mackenzie Kouba will discuss the processes, inspiration, and details in her recent body of work, Civility is for the Birds.

Free and open to the public

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Creative Voices Talk: John Hitchcock

June 7, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Creative Voices Talk: John Hitchcock

Artist in residence John Hitchcock will present an overview of his artistic practice, including the series Protectors and Flatlander: Belonging to the Land, on view at Plains Art Museum.

Free and open to the public

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Mike Marth: Conversation with the Artist

June 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Mike Marth: Conversation with the Artist

Hear artist Mike Marth in dialogue with art historian and exhibition catalog author Peter Schultz. This gallery program will highlight Marth’s artistic influences and evolution.

Free and open to the public

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Art and Poetry Workshop with Dr. Craig Howe

August 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Art and Poetry Workshop with Dr. Craig Howe

Dr. Craig Howe, Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), will lead an art and poetry workshop in conjunction with the exhibition Lakota Emergence. Participants will delve deeply into the Lakota emergence narrative and will compose original haikus and/or drawings based on the passages and artwork.

Free and open to the public

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Gallery Tour: Dr. Craig Howe, Curator

August 23, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Gallery Tour: Dr. Craig Howe, Curator

Tour of the exhibition Lakota Emergence with curator Dr. Craig Howe. Howe will discuss how the exhibition was developed and curated, and will describe the relationship between contemporary artworks and the original emergence narrative.

Free and open to the public

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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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