Conversation Pieces

Selections from the Permanent Collection in Dialogue

June 29, 2017 - July 29, 2018

Jane L. Stern Gallery

Plains Art Museum is home to over 4,000 diverse national, regional and local works of art. Art communicates ideas and feelings between artists and viewers, but art pieces are also often in dialogue with other works of art. These conversations develop from the intentions of the artist and the context from which artworks are made. What do artworks communicate? To explore this, we present to you “Conversation Pieces: Selections from the Permanent Collection.” Join the conversations around artistic ideas, cultural identity, expression, aesthetics, and more, as you engage with regional and national treasures from the permanent collection.

  • Joesph Albers, JHM–1, 1973, serigraph, Permanent Collection
  • Jaune Quick–to–See Smith, Ghost Dance Dress, 2001, lithograph, Permanent Collection

Other Exhibitions

Plains School of Abstract Painting Annual Exhibition

October 26, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Plains School of Abstract Painting

Since 2011, a group of emerging and professional artists has met weekly at the Plains Art Museum and our Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity for a painting class led by one of Fargo’s most prominent and ambitious abstract painters, Marjorie Schlossman.

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The Buffalo in the American Living Room

October 3, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Fritz Scholder (Luiseño / European, 1937 - 2005), was one of the 20th century’s most important and provocative artists. His abstracted figural style, iconoclastic imagery, and complicated legacy have influenced the work of several contemporary Northern Plains Native American artists.

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Conversation Pieces

June 29, 2017 - July 29, 2018
Selections from the Permanent Collection in Dialogue

Plains Art Museum is home to over 4,000 diverse national, regional and local works of art. Art communicates ideas and feelings between artists and viewers, but art pieces are also often in dialogue with other works of art.

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Recent Work by Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio

August 24, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Recent Work by Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio

Plains Art Museum is one of the few art museums in the U.S. to have a prominent and dynamic print studio. This exhibition highlights the experimentation that has happened in Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio from October 2016 to present.

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Honor the Earth

November 9, 2017 - November 27, 2017
Art of Indigenous Resistance

Art of Indigenous Resistance is produced by Honor the Earth. A unique national Native initiative, Honor the Earth has worked to raise public awareness of grassroots Native environmental groups for 31 years.

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