Current Events

Creative Voices Talk: Linda Whitney

October 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Creative Voices Talk: Linda Whitney

Join prominent artist Linda Whitney as she discusses work in her major solo exhibition, Regalia, and her artistic life.

Free and open to the public.

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Planned Giving Seminar

November 7, 2017 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Planned Giving Seminar

Led by Susan Johnson-Drenth, CELA / JD Legal Planning PLLC and Sandy Thompson, Development Director, Plains Art Museum.

Join us and learn how you can benefit your overall financial and/or estate planning. Learn how you can maximize that planning to make larger gifts for your favorite nonprofits than you could from your income.

Coffee, Juice, & Donuts Served
FREE registration is required at 701.551.6100.

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Creative Voices Talk: Winona LaDuke

November 9, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Creative Voices Talk: Winona LaDuke

In conjunction the exhibition Art of the Resistance we will host renowned Anishinaabe author and environmentalist Winona LaDuke for a special talk. LaDuke is an Anishinaabe economist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation.

Free and open to the public

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Native American Juried Arts and Crafts Festival

November 11, 2017 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Native American Juried Arts and Crafts Festival

Last year’s festival left our artists and public out in the cold with a major ice and snow storm. This year we are going to cross our fingers and hope for the best. Daughters of the Earth, Fargo Public Library, Cultural Diversity Resources and Plains Art Museum will partner to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The festival will cap off the celebration in the Museum’s Atrium. The festival will showcase Native American artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. This is a great opportunity to find unique handmade gifts in time for Christmas. Please contact Mary John at mary.john@gmail.com to collaborate, donate or volunteer.

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

Free and open to the public

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Art & Business Breakfast

November 14, 2017 - 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 . . . and the potential for discovering, engaging, and expanding mutually beneficial relationships.

Guest Speaker: Nicole Crutchfield, Planning Administrator, City of Fargo
Author, How working with an artist can build relationships, facilitate conversation, and shape a healthy community, in the National Endowment for the Arts published How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Development

Presentation
Introducing the Public Art Master Plan, City of Fargo

Inter-active
How Art & Business can solve a city challenge . . . and still have fun

Coffee, Juice, Bagels, and Pastries

Reservations requested for this FREE event generously sponsored by Heartland Trust Company. Please contact: Sandy Thompson, Director of Development, sthompson@plainsart.org or 701.551.6122

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Ceramic Gingerbread Houses

November 18, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ceramic Gingerbread Houses

All ages welcome! Create a gingerbread house that lasts a lifetime. Spend an evening designing and building your own miniature house in the gingerbread style or your own creation. Learn hand-building techniques to create candy canes, snowmen, or gumdrops. Come to this family fun workshop with your house inspiration in hand.

$10 per project
> click here to register

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Friends From Hope

November 27, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Friends From Hope

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

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Dave Ferreira Trio

November 28, 2017 - 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 p.m.). Purchase lunch from local caterer Chef’s Table and take in the galleries for FREE. Shop for artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off Store Purchases, November 24 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Darin Henze & Friends

November 29, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Darin Henze & Friends

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

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Marjorie Schlossman, Margie Bailly & Friends

November 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Marjorie Schlossman, Margie Bailly & Friends

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

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Port & Chocolate Members Preview

November 30, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Port & Chocolate Members Preview

Museum members (senior household and above) are cordially invited to join us for this first-ever event. Think of it as the membership benefit you didn’t know you had. If you are not a member, become one that night and immediately receive the 10% discount. To become a member click here.

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Holiday Art Sale

December 1, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday Art Sale

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 4th Annual Holiday Art Sale! Find the perfect gifts or add to your own collection.

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Holiday Art Sale

December 2, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Holiday Art Sale

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 4th Annual Holiday Art Sale! Find the perfect gifts or add to your own collection.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Clarion Quartet

December 4, 2017 - 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 p.m.). Purchase lunch from local caterer Chef’s Table and take in the galleries for FREE. Shop for artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off Store Purchases, November 24 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: NDSU Faculty Chamber Ensemble

December 5, 2017 - 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 p.m.). Purchase lunch from local caterer Chef’s Table and take in the galleries for FREE. Shop for artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off Store Purchases, November 24 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Michelle Gelinske & Heart Springs Tremble

December 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Michelle Gelinske & Heart Springs Tremble

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

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: NDSU Brass Quintet

December 7, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: NDSU Brass Quintet

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

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Silver Winds

December 11, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Silver Winds

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

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Dakota Rose String Quartet

December 12, 2017 - 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 p.m.). Purchase lunch from local caterer Chef’s Table and take in the galleries for FREE. Shop for artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off Store Purchases, November 24 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devries

December 13, 2017 - 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 p.m.). Purchase lunch from local caterer Chef’s Table and take in the galleries for FREE. Shop for artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off Store Purchases, November 24 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Fargo-Moorhead Opera

December 14, 2017 - 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 p.m.). Purchase lunch from local caterer Chef’s Table and take in the galleries for FREE. Shop for artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off Store Purchases, November 24 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio and hibu.

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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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