General Exhibitions

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Spring Gala 2014 Art Auction Preview

April 19, 2014 - May 3, 2014 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

The art auction for our 18th Annual Spring Gala will feature outstanding work across a wide variety of media by 71 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 19 – May 3.
Spring gala silent art auction goes high tech
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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 [...]

Red River Reciprocity: Contemporary Ceramics in Minnesota and North Dakota

February 8, 2014 - May 11, 2014 Fred J. Donath Memorial Gallery, General Exhibition

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

The One Minute Film Festival: 2003-2012

January 25, 2014 - May 24, 2014 William and Anna Jane Schlossman Gallery, General Exhibition

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 [...]

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, James Rosenquist!

January 9, 2014 - May 31, 2014 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium and Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

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 [...]


My Generation, Let’s Take It Over: Emerging Artists of Fargo-Moorhead

January 9, 2014 - April 6, 2014 Starion Gallery, General Exhibition

Young talent is vitally important to infuse fresh ideas, skills, and technology into the public sphere. They challenge established concepts and attitudes, of what we expect art to be. Every cultural advancement we make as a society requires a rethinking of the past, where we are now, and our expectations of the future.
My Generation, Let’s [...]


FMVA Studio Crawl Preview

September 25, 2013 - October 7, 2013 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

Stop in at the Plains to get a special preview of works across a range of mediums by the 40+ artists in the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) Studio Crawl. We’re hosting a reception for these talented artists on September 25, which will give you a point of reference for the various studios as you plan [...]


T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun

September 22, 2013 - January 12, 2014 Fred J. Donath Memorial & William and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries, General Exhibition

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Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, Moby-Dick or, The Whale, the story of Captain Ahab’s obsessive, self-destructive pursuit of a phantom creature, serves as a generative wellspring in the work of Midwestern surrealist T. L. Solien, who has created a powerful body of work inspired by the novel and its offspring, Sena Jeter [...]


Brian Frink: Pet Portraits

June 28, 2013 - September 22, 2013 Xcel Energy, General Exhibition

What began as a career firmly rooted in abstract expressionism and postmodern irony was transformed virtually over night by a simple request by his daughter: paint her father-in-law’s dog, Sadie. Brian Frink’s work underwent this sudden change in 2009 and since then, he has focused on the broader issue of engagement by examining how we [...]


In Memoriam: Timothy Ray and Steve Kramer

June 22, 2013 - August 18, 2013 Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

Timothy Ray | September 26, 1940 – February 9, 2013
We pay respect to Timothy Ray and his legacy with a small grouping of his work in our first floor atrium. Ray had a profound and lasting effect. Over the course of several decades, he served as both artist and educator, having a hand in shaping [...]

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