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 […]
Plains School of Abstract Painting is a dynamic selection of acrylic paintings created by students of Marjorie Schlossman. Launched in 2011, her weekly class at the Museum has attracted a regular group of participants, a mixture of emerging and professional artists who are united by their passion for learning and collaborative spirit. She modeled […]
The art auction for our 19th Annual Spring Gala will feature outstanding work across a wide variety of media by 83 artists. All works will be on display in Starion Financial Gallery, inside the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity during our Gala Auction Preview exhibition April 17 – May 2.
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Bidding at the […]
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 […]
School Spirit: Celebrating Youth Art Month, now in its 13th year, showcases the talents of regional K-12 art students from more than 40 area schools in a variety of media and promotes awareness of the vital work done by art educators.
Art education develops self esteem, appreciation for the work of others, self expression, cooperation […]
Plains Art Museum presents Much of a Muchness, a monumental woodcut by printmaker Lauren Rose Kinney. A self-declared collector of “things,” Kinney’s collecting lifestyle deeply informs her printmaking practice. She amasses objects like dolls, old books, rusty bits of metal, firecrackers, costume jewelry, and photographs, and uses them as source material to make large-scale prints […]
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 […]
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 […]
Meet Samson, a sheep afraid to get his wool sheared, in this delightful exhibition in the Center for Creativity. Fargo artist and author Ellen Jean Diederich displays the richly-colored acrylic and watercolor paintings used as illustrations in her newest children’s book, Samson’s Gift, a timeless Christmas tale about the joy of selfless giving. Diederich teaches […]
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, […]