Current Exhibitions

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition

January 19, 2015 - February 12, 2015 Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

Plains Art Museum presents the artworks of North Dakota participants in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Founded by Maurice Robinson in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s highest honor and largest source of scholarships for teens in grades 7-12 with talent in the visual and literary arts.
In this prestigious [...]

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Bakken Boom! Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush

January 29, 2015 - August 15, 2015 Fred J. Donath Memorial and William and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries, General Exhibition

Bakken Boom! provides a striking array of artistic interpretations of North Dakota’s current oil rush, which has catapulted the state to second in the nation in oil production. The show invites you to consider the new realities in western North Dakota, and the profound impact of the energy boom on lives and the land.
Organized by [...]

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Todd Hebert: Selected Works 1999-2014

October 17, 2014 - March 21, 2015 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

In Todd Hebert: Selected Works 1999–2014, Plains Art Museum presents a 15 year survey of paintings and works on paper made by native North Dakotan Todd Hebert, who teaches in the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Hebert is drawn to temporal subjects and seasonal motifs because they [...]

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In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, An Installation by Stephen Alexander Wischer

October 17, 2014 - February 21, 2015 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

Photo by Amy Richardson
Stephen Alexander Wischer, an associate professor of Architecture at NDSU, energizes the Museum’s Atrium with an intriguing site-specific installation, In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, from his ongoing body of work, Hybrid Vigor. Constructed with ordinary yellow-page phonebooks, these displays include thousands of books Wischer transforms through cutting, tearing, burning, and dipping into solutions, [...]

VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

September 25, 2014 - April 4, 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 [...]

Bee in Flight

This exhibition is ongoing Creativity Pathway, General Exhibition

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 [...]

Burst by Elizabeth Simonson

This exhibition is ongoing Café Muse, Art = Food Exhibition

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 [...]