Current Events

Perennial Party

May 31, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Perennial Party

Participate in our first annual plant and seed exchange and garden party at Heritage Garden and Amphitheater. This outdoor party will feature a plant, seed, and story exchange, instructional booths, art activities, a plant walk, and refreshments.

Plant and seed exchange instructions: Bring some things, take some things. For example, if you bring 2 plants, take 2 plants. No invasive varieties or non-labeled plants. Email ncloeter@plainsart.org if you have any questions.

Heritage Garden and Amphitheater at Woodlawn Park in Moorhead
Located on the corner of Woodlawn Park Drive and 6th Ave S, Moorhead, MN.

 

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Chroma

May 31, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Chroma

Experience the debut of eight pieces of music composed by Dr. Lisa Bost. Produced in collaboration and with the inspiration of a corresponding painting by Marjorie Schlossman. Each score will be performed by a rotating line up of musicians.

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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Summer Exhibition Reception

July 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Summer Exhibition Reception

Celebrating the reinstallation of our permanent collection exhibition, Now You See Me . . . Reflections on Portraits and Abstractions from the Collection, Mike Marth: Not a Still Life, Lakota Emergence and other summer exhibitions on the Museum’s campus.

• Music by High Five
• Hors d’oeuvres by Milk Made, and cash bar

Members, Partners, Native Artists FREE, $10 nonmembers, $5 students

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What’s Up Next at Plains Art Museum?

July 12, 2018 - 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
What’s Up Next at Plains Art Museum?

Please join us Thursday, July 12th when Plains Art Museum Director & CEO Andrew Maus presents WHAT’S UP NEXT AT PLAINS ART MUSEUM. During this program, Maus will reveal select upcoming exhibitions, events, programs, and more!

If you are a Museum member, donor, supporter, or just curious about what your art museum will be doing in the future, then this is your chance to get an advanced look and to engage with Museum leadership with your thoughts and responses.

  • It’s FREE to all
  • Cash Bar and Hors d’oeuvres by Milk Made

Then stick around for the . . . Summer Exhibition Reception

Celebrating the reinstallation of our permanent collection exhibition, Now You See Me . . . Reflections on Portraits and Abstractions from the Collection, Mike Marth: Not a Still Life, Lakota Emergence and other summer exhibitions on the Museum’s campus.

  • Music by High Five
  • Cash Bar and hors d’oeuvres by Milk Made

Members, Partners, Native Artists, What’s up Next Attendees, Free. $10 nonmembers, $5 students

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International Potluck at Heritage Garden

July 19, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
International Potluck at Heritage Garden

The International Potluck is a gathering of people interested in connecting with others through shared food and stories. Attendees can bring a dish representing the culture they know.

Free and open to the public.

Heritage Garden and Amphitheater at Woodlawn Park in Moorhead
Located on the corner of Woodlawn Park Drive and 6th Ave S, Moorhead, MN.

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Fourth Annual Summer Art Sale

July 20, 2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fourth Annual Summer Art Sale

Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 4th Annual Summer Art Sale! The Summer Art Sale features unique works of art in ceramic and printmaking by regional professional and emerging area artists, including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity. Proceeds support the participating artists and the Robert Kurkowski Ceramic Studio in the Center for Creativity.

We’re only two blocks off Broadway on First Avenue North. Complete your Fargo Street Fair experience with a visit to Plains Art Museum!

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Fourth Annual Summer Art Sale

July 21, 2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fourth Annual Summer Art Sale

Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 4th Annual Summer Art Sale! The Summer Art Sale features unique works of art in ceramic and printmaking by regional professional and emerging area artists, including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity. Proceeds support the participating artists and the Robert Kurkowski Ceramic Studio in the Center for Creativity.

We’re only two blocks off Broadway on First Avenue North. Complete your Fargo Street Fair experience with a visit to Plains Art Museum!

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80’s Movie Series: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

July 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
80’s Movie Series: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Step back in time with two family-friendly 1980’s classics at Heritage Garden and Amphitheater. Movies begin at dusk (8:30 PM). Popcorn, blankets, and bug spray provided.

Concert by the Navy Band Great Lakes at 7 PM

Free and open to the public.

Heritage Garden and Amphitheater at Woodlawn Park in Moorhead
Located on the corner of Woodlawn Park Drive and 6th Ave S, Moorhead, MN.

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80’s Movie Series: Labyrinth

August 16, 2018 - 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
80’s Movie Series: Labyrinth

Step back in time with two family-friendly 1980’s classics at Heritage Garden and Amphitheater. Movies begin at dusk (8:30 PM). Popcorn, blankets, and bug spray provided.

Free and open to the public.

Heritage Garden and Amphitheater at Woodlawn Park in Moorhead
Located on the corner of Woodlawn Park Drive and 6th Ave S, Moorhead, MN.

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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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