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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Wing Young Huie joins us once again to present images taken during his residency at the Museum last October. Huie’s subjects come from the everyday: people whose faces we see but often fail to notice. Within each of those individuals, personal stories unfold on the grand and small scales; yet all are affected by a [...]
Throughout a career that took him from Chippewa City, Minnesota to New York and Paris, George Morrison developed an aesthetic that proved to be an essential part in Modernism and Abstract Expressionism. It was during this time that Morrison made a place for himself within the canon of this critical period in American art, befriending [...]
The art auction for our 17th Annual Spring Gala will feature outstanding work across a wide variety of media by 95 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 20 – May 4.
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A construction zone—any construction zone—is rich with types of serendipitous lines, forms, and textures. Knowing that the new building just west of the Museum would soon become the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity, Trygstad took on a new project to document the transformation of old buildings into a repurposed space. But with this show, [...]
Plains Art Museum is organizing the first solo exhibition of Andy Warhol to be presented in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Andy Warhol: Creating Myth and Icon brings to our region a nationally-known collection of Warhol prints held by Wesley and Missy Cochran. The collection features 36 prints, including two of Warhol’s last series: Cowboys and Indians [...]
Plains Art Museum is thrilled to unveil a re-imagined Permanent Collection show, which focuses on and engages with the ideas and creative actions of artists. In this newly curated show, the audience will visually unpack several “acts” that express artists’ processes, intensions, narratives, or functions. Creative Actions is a re-hang for Plains Art Museum Permanent [...]
In celebration of the opening of Katherine Kilbourne Center for Creativity we are thrilled to host an exhibition, performance, public discussion, and full public programming around the internationally known artist DJ Spooky. This is an innovative, new media show that presents prints, banners, and a video and sound installation. This project combines several areas of [...]