Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight. The whimsical, circular mosaic patterns, based on the flight pattern of honey bees, weave along the hallway [...]
Red River Reciprocity showcases a dynamic selection of 79 contemporary ceramics by Minnesota and North Dakota artists. For this groundbreaking exhibition, Plains Art Museum is partnering with Northern Clay Center (NCC) of Minneapolis to present the innovative work of leading ceramists from all over the region who have re-imagined the possibilities of this exceptionally versatile [...]
Photo by Jason Simon
In this era of YouTube, ten-second TV commercials, and social media sharing of six-second Vine clips, fast-paced message formats are pervasive in contemporary culture. We absorb short bits of information faster than ever before.
The One Minute Film Festival 2003-2012 offers an opportunity to playfully rethink what short films can be by presenting [...]
To celebrate James Rosenquist’s 80th birthday, a milestone he marked in November 2013, Plains Art Museum presents an intimate exhibition of artworks by local artists inspired by or in the spirit of this pre-eminent artist whose work and influence spans more than five decades. Born in Grand Forks, N.D., he moved at a young age [...]
From any angle, Elizabeth Simonson’s beaded chandelier rhapsody is spectacular. On loan from the artist courtesy the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, Burst is now on display in Café Muse. Aglow with glistening colors, the installation provides a distinctly ceremonial aspect to enhance the dining and social experience. Stand beneath it and gaze up to gain [...]
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.