40 Greatest Hits: Celebrating the Museum’s Permanent Collection

July 8, 2015 - May 24, 2017 Jane L. Stern Gallery, General Exhibition


As Plains Art Museum prepares for a year-long celebration of our 40th anniversary starting in Fall 2015, we open this summer with 40 Greatest Hits, a new permanent collection exhibition. We invite you to enjoy these 40 artistic highlights from the Museum’s collection, which now includes nearly 4,000 objects.

40 Greatest Hits is a wonderfully eclectic display that marks milestone acquisitions and artworks representing the collection’s strengths and rarities. The show also includes noteworthy contributions from private collectors, such as Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, Fred Scheel, and Donald Powell.

The selected works represent an array of art media and disciplines by local and regional artists along with nationally and internationally acclaimed figures. Visitors will also be dazzled by artwork from the Museum’s renowned contemporary Native American Art collection and impressive holdings of works on paper, including photographs, prints, and drawings.