General Exhibitions


Create/Educate: Plains Art Museum’s Teaching Artists

September 15, 2016 - November 17, 2016 Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

The Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity is a vibrant community of artists who, in addition to maintaining their own dedicated artistic practice, serve as passionate community arts educators. Our talented, knowledgeable and experienced teaching artists lead a variety of programs at Plains Art Museum – from school tours and art experiences to advanced adult […]

Jon Offutt

FMVA Studio Crawl Preview

September 1, 2016 - October 15, 2016 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

Jon Offutt
Each year, Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) presents the Studio Crawl, a popular, free event that gives the community access to professional artists’ studios. The Studio Crawl is an opportunity for  people to meet artists, see demonstrations, and purchase their work. In conjunction with this year’s event, the Museum is proud to announce a […]

I Walk With Two Spirits II

Recent Work from Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio

August 3, 2016 - February 18, 2017 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio is one of a handful of printmaking studios around the nation located in an art museum. In its history, the Studio has hosted a national professional residency program and has been a collaboration with Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Visual Arts. Thanks to Studio Manager Amanda Heidt and a community […]

Un-enrolled Wicasa

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Paintings by Keith BraveHeart

June 28, 2016 - July 31, 2016 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

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Yesterday’s Tomorrow is a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Oglala Lakota painter, photographer, and filmmaker Keith BraveHeart. BraveHeart’s work is rooted in everyday life on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The work is ironic and complex, reflecting the collision of past and present in contemporary Native American life while […]


Passages: Prints by Jessica Matson-Fluto

June 10, 2016 - August 31, 2016 Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio at Plains Art Museum presents Passage, an exhibition of work made by Print Studio artist-in-residence Jessica Matson-Fluto. Known primarily for her paintings and drawings, Matson-Fluto has translated her silhouettes and isolated figures into layered monotypes. This exhibition poetically highlights process, exploration, and evolution throughout the artist’s Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio residency.
Jessica […]


You Don’t Have to Put a Feather on It

June 2, 2016 - August 26, 2016 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

You Don’t Have to Put a Feather on It is a juried exhibition for contemporary Native artists in the region that will challenge Native artists to defy the label of what is Native art (or isn’t?). One artist remarked “You’re going to get a lot of feathers!” however we will leave it to our guest […]


t(here): Recent Acquisitions at Plains Art Museum

June 16, 2016 - August 27, 2016 Fred J. Donath Memorial / William and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries, General Exhibition

The strength of the permanent collection at your art museum lies in ambitious, contemporary artwork from our region, as well as national artwork of historical and artistic significance. Thanks to recent generous gifts, our community’s collection has grown substantially, and in recognition, we are proud to present t(here): Recent Acquisitions at Plains Art Museum.
Many of […]


Red River Watercolor Society: 23rd Annual National Watermedia Exhibition

May 19, 2016 - September 4, 2016 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

The Fargo-Moorhead area has a long history of being a center of artistic creation and support for the arts, resulting in artist organizations such as the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA), the Minn-Dak Woodturners, and the Red River Watercolor Society. This summer, Plains Art Museum is proud to partner with the Red River Watercolor Society on […]


2016 Spring Gala Art Auction

April 15, 2016 - May 7, 2016 Starion Gallery, General Exhibition

The art auction for our 20th Annual Spring Gala will feature outstanding work across a wide variety of media by 67 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 15 – May 7.
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Bidding at the Art […]


Yearning for the Thaw

March 29, 2016 - May 28, 2016 Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

In anticipation of spring, the Plains Art Museum presents Yearning for the Thaw. This exhibition of new work by artists Catie Miller, Helen Otterson, Kelli Sinner, and Brooke Stewart celebrates the changing seasons, as winter yields to spring. Inspired by the longing for warmth and color that accompanies the extreme winter season of the Upper […]

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