General Exhibitions

Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show

October 9, 2014 - January 3, 2015 Fred J. Donath Memorial and William and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries, General Exhibition

Plains Art Museum spotlights the talented visual artists teaching at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. This exhibition is the first major show to bring together the work of the schools’ 24 full-time art instructors. Each artist is displaying a group of works […]

VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling

September 25, 2014 - April 4, 2015 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

VIVID is a two-person show featuring regional artists Seth Chwast from Cleveland, Ohio, and Dietrich Sieling from Minneapolis, Minn. United in their strong emphasis on the formal qualities of line, color, and pattern, these young artists also share a stunning inventiveness in subject matter. In addition, Chwast and Sieling share personal histories; they were both […]

FMVA Studio Crawl Preview

September 13, 2014 - October 12, 2014 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

2014 marks the 11th anniversary of the annual Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) Studio Crawl, scheduled for October 4 and 5. Pop into Plains Art Museum for a preview of this year’s participating artists, whose artworks span a diverse range of media and styles. Studio Crawl guides are available at the Museum to help you […]


Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)

June 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014 Fred J. Donath Memorial Gallery, General Exhibition

Chemi Rosado Seijo, El Cerro (The Hillside), 2001—Ongoing, Naranjito, Puerto Rico, Color print-outs. El Cerro is an ongoing collaborative project in which all the houses of Naranjito, a mountain village in Puerto Rico, are gradually painted green. The residents of the barrio, which is notorious for being a crime-heavy area, are fully involved in the formal aspects […]


Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters

June 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014 William and Anna Jane Schlossman Gallery, General Exhibition

Plains Art Museum presents Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters as the third installment of the Mothers of Invention exhibition series. A self-described “materialist,” Sandra Menefee Taylor is a visual artist with a multimedia sensibility. She engages with materials through sight, touch, and smell to create sculptural installations composed of found and made objects that […]


Sabrina Hornung: Trail Dust and Sentiment

May 15, 2014 - September 7, 2014 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

In Trail Dust and Sentiment, Fargo-based artist Sabrina Hornung presents two bodies of work: mixed media transparencies and cyanotypes. Hornung specializes in blending traditional and alternative photography processes with drawing, painting, and collage. The artist is a native North Dakotan, and her subjects focus on the people and places of the state’s prairie landscape.
A talented colorist, […]


47º North: Daybreaks at Bad Medicine Lake by Wayne Gudmundson

May 15, 2014 - September 14, 2014 Starion Gallery, General Exhibition

A devoted chronicler of the Great Plains, Wayne Gudmundson presents a new series of digital photographs in color in his solo exhibition 47º North. In this series, Gudmundson documents majestic sunrises as seen from the porch of his cabin at Bad Medicine Lake in northwestern Minnesota, which is located at latitude 47º.
Gudmundson typically rises before […]

Ben Rheault

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
Get ready […]

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 […]

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