Wing Young Huie joins us once again to present images taken during his residency at the Museum last October. Huie’s subjects come from the everyday: people whose faces we see but often fail to notice. Within each of those individuals, personal stories unfold on the grand and small scales; yet all are affected by a [...]
Throughout a career that took him from Chippewa City, Minnesota to New York and Paris, George Morrison developed an aesthetic that proved to be an essential part in Modernism and Abstract Expressionism. It was during this time that Morrison made a place for himself within the canon of this critical period in American art, befriending [...]
Presenting painting, prints, and installation, this exhibition showcases new work by regional painter Jessica Wachter. Her contemporary mixed media work is strongly gestural, often containing personal celebrations, struggles, joys, loves, and losses. Wachter expresses these personal experiences through her use of color, texture, and composition. Working with abstraction, the artist seeks to imbue the work [...]
Plains Art Museum is thrilled to unveil a re-imagined Permanent Collection show, which focuses on and engages with the ideas and creative actions of artists. In this newly curated show, the audience will visually unpack several “acts” that express artists’ processes, intensions, narratives, or functions. Creative Actions is a re-hang for Plains Art Museum Permanent [...]
On May 4, three student artists, under the direction of North Dakota State University professor of art David Swenson, assembled the newest S.P.A.C.E. (Sculpture Pad Art Collaborative Experiment) sculpture to grace our outdoor sculpture pad. With bright colors, fun and quirky treatment of windows and doors, the untitled piece is a whimscial treatment of a [...]
The landscape in North Dakota is the sky—the stars at night, the clouds in the daytime. At night I thought about the stars and light-years and the speed of light and everything that was sort of inexplicable.
— James Rosenquist, Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life in Art
With the installation of The North Dakota Mural [...]
The exhibited photographs lead viewers through the progression of the building from its time-worn state when it was acquired in 1994 to its current condition. The exhibit features photographs of the building as the International Harverster warehouse, during renovation, and as Plains Art Museum. The building now combines elements of the original warehouse and a modern museum.