Conversation Pieces

Selections from the Permanent Collection in Dialogue

June 29, 2017 - March 22, 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

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of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ

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