Current Exhibitions

VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

September 25, 2014 - April 5, 2015 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

VIVID is a two-person show featuring regional artists Seth Chwast from Cleveland, Ohio, and Dietrich Sieling from Minneapolis, Minn. United in their strong emphasis on the formal qualities of line, color, and pattern, these young artists also share a stunning inventiveness in subject matter. In addition, Chwast and Sieling share personal histories; they were both [...]

FMVA Studio Crawl Preview

September 13, 2014 - October 12, 2014 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

2014 marks the 11th anniversary of the annual Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) Studio Crawl, scheduled for October 4 and 5. Pop into Plains Art Museum for a preview of this year’s participating artists, whose artworks span a diverse range of media and styles. Studio Crawl guides are available at the Museum to help you [...]

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The North Dakota Mural

This exhibition is ongoing Serkland Law Firm Gallery, Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

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 [...]

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International Harvester Photographs

This exhibition is ongoing Main Floor South Hallway, General Exhibition

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.

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Island Park Ramp Installation – MARIA FRIBERG: ATLANTER

This exhibition is ongoing Island Park Ramp, General Exhibition

Maria Friberg allegorizes the conventions and conditions surrounding masculinity and its multiple relationships to the myth of power. Friberg’s leitmotiv is the male image and the modern business suit. Her art uses video and photography to capture the nuances of masculine performance and to express the often-elusive vagaries of social conditioning. Her method is subtle, her messages poetic. Friberg’s work opens our awareness to the many possibilities of representing masculinity.