General Exhibitions

left: Megan Mitchell • right: Nick DeVries

Resident Ceramic Artists Exhibition: Megan Mitchell and Nick Devries

March 6, 2017 - May 31, 2017 Creativity Gallery, Creativity Gallery, Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

This exhibition highlights recent work by the inaugural artists in residence in the Robert Kurkowski Ceramic Studio. This residency program will serve to connect professionally established, nationally known, and regionally practicing ceramic artists to the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity through workshops, critiques, open studio, and a public presentation.
Though unique in the way they […]


Spring Gala Art Auction Preview

March 23, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

Every year, Plains Art Museum hosts one of the region’s finest art auctions in conjunction with our Spring Gala. The auction is not only a great exhibition of contemporary art, but is your chance to build a collection, support the livelihoods of artists, and your art Museum as well. You can preview the selected artworks […]


Front and Center: Female Photographers from the Permanent Collection

February 27, 2017 - July 6, 2017 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

Plains Art Museum is home to artworks by some of the 20th century’s most significant photographers, including several women. Front and Center is an exhibition of photographs selected from Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection highlighting some of these works. The images chosen utilize front and center compositions, and highlight objects and narratives both seen and […]


Cultural Confluence: Work by Truman Lowe

February 9, 2017 - September 16, 2017 William and Anna Jane Schlossman Gallery, General Exhibition

Truman Lowe is a Ho Chunk sculptor and installation artist noted for his poetic ability to transform wood into water. Cultural Confluence traces the origins and evolution of his practice, from the traditional splint-plait baskets that Lowe learned how to make at an early age from his parents to the large-scale installation Ottawa which explores […]


Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

January 25, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Fred J. Donath Memorial Gallery, General Exhibition

In paintings tempered by humor, David Bradley “portrays human conditions and personal relationships that would be too controversial in another form.” The dry, highly observant, personal humor in his narrative paintings bridges the gap between the cartoon and fine art tradition, giving them an immediate, visceral impact. With obvious delight and deceptively gentle social satire, […]


Don Faulkner: Architecture in Clay

December 1, 2016 - February 18, 2017 Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

Don Faulkner has been exploring the translation of architectural design through high-fire ceramics at the Center for Creativity’s Ceramic Studio. Each ceramic vase in this exhibit interprets the architectural design of a famous architect. Through this translation, Faulkner explores the relationship between the production of architecture and the production of high-fire ceramics, sparking a dialogue […]


Tri-College Print Exchange

October 8, 2016 - January 7, 2017 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

The Tri-College Print Exchange hosted by Plains Art Museum will be based on the theme “the matrix.” This year the exchange will also include current and past faculty, current students, and alumni within the North Dakota State University, Concordia College, and Minnesota State University Moorhead communities.
DeborahMae Broad, Our Prairie Home, n.d., wood engraving, 18 x […]


Plains School of Abstract Painting Annual Exhibition

November 3, 2016 - March 11, 2017 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

In 2011, one of Fargo’s most prominent and ambitious abstract painters, Marjorie Schlossman, formed a weekly class at the Museum titled the Plains School of Abstract Painting. Over the years, this group of emerging and professional artists has met weekly at the Museum and in our Center for Creativity, within a classroom environment modeled by […]


Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes

October 1, 2016 - January 7, 2017 Fred J. Donath Memorial Gallery, General Exhibition

Your art museum is thrilled to announce Arriving at Fresh Water, an exhibition highlighting fourteen of the region’s most important artists who use wit, critique, warmth, color, imagination, and beauty to celebrate, challenge, and expand our views of Native art. Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, this exhibition comes to Plains Art Museum audiences […]


Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions

September 17, 2016 - January 27, 2017 William and Anna Jane Schlossman Gallery, General Exhibition

Coinciding with Plains Art Museum’s Printober, a month of programming dedicated to the fine artistry of printmaking, Plains Art Museum is excited to share the major exhibition, Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions. Under the guidance of master printer Cole Rogers, Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis, MN) is known for publishing ambitious, complicated, and multi-media […]

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