General Exhibitions

Emerging Visions

February 18, 2016 - May 22, 2016 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

Emerging Visions is Plains Art Museum’s first juried exhibition for contemporary art by emerging Native American artists in the region, presenting a survey of media and styles. Artists include Joe Allen, Faron Blakely, Lise Erdrich, Rita Erdrich, Morrissa Fanning, Dewey Goodwin, Falcon Gott, Karen Goulet, Carol Greywater, Charles Her Many Horses, Terri Hom, Hillary Kempenich, Denise Lajimodiere, Javier Lara-Ruiz, Brianna […]

Art on the Plains XII

February 6, 2016 - May 21, 2016 Fred J. Donath Memorial / William and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries, General Exhibition

Art on the Plains is Plains Art Museum’s signature juried exhibition for contemporary art in the region, presenting a survey of media and styles and identifying emerging and mature talent. Now in its twelfth installment, the exhibition has become an important career builder for young artists and a point of pride among established artists. Juried […]

above: A portion of Colby Nelson’s Smurf collection.

Community Collections from North of Normal

October 22, 2015 - February 6, 2016 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

A portion of Colby Nelson’s Smurf collection.
Community Collections from North of Normal explores the art of collecting by presenting unusual and interesting collections amassed by area residents. Inspired by the Museum’s 40th anniversary and role as a collecting institution, the exhibition focuses on collections as diverse as antique bookplates to Smurf collectibles.
In this unique exhibition, […]

Chris Alveshere & Brittany Ryba, Pots of People’s Past, 2015

FMVA Art Educators

September 17, 2015 - January 2, 2016 Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

Plains Art Museum spotlights the gifted art educators in our community in this group exhibition organized by the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists and co-curated by the Museum’s curator Becky Dunham and FMVA Education Committee members Sarah Dotzenrod, Jescia Hopper, and MeLissa Kossick.
above: Chris Alveshere and Brittany Ryba, Pots of People’s Past, 2015

Star Wallowing Bull, Windigo vs. Cannibal Man (detail), 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 41 x 65 in.
Collection of Plains Art Museum; Gift of Russell Cowles

Star Wallowing Bull: Transformer

October 3, 2015 - January 3, 2016 William and Anna Jane Schlossman Gallery, General Exhibition

The solo exhibition Star Wallowing Bull: Transformer showcases recent paintings and signature Prismacolor drawings by this celebrated area artist, whose colorful and charismatic style mixes personal biography with American pop culture and Native American images and symbols.
While referring to his love of the Transformer toys (those mechanical objects that change with the click of a […]

Picasso: Passion for Clay Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection

October 3, 2015 - January 2, 2016 Fred J. Donath Memorial Gallery, General Exhibition

Pablo Picasso, Fish Subject, 1952, Red earthenware with engobes, Edition of 500, 5.12 x 8.46 in. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Picasso: Passion for Clay presents 40 dazzling ceramics Pablo Picasso made at Suzanne and George Ramié’s famed Madoura Pottery Studio in Southern France. Picasso had an exceptionally […]


Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio Artist-in-Residence Survey

August 7, 2015 - February 6, 2016 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

In celebration of Plains Art Museum’s 40th anniversary, the Museum presents this dynamic survey of prints from the Artist-in-Residence Program at the Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio, which is in the southwest corner of the Museum’s third floor. A true gem, the Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio is one of a handful of printmaking studios around the […]


40 Greatest Hits: Celebrating the Museum’s Permanent Collection

This exhibition is ongoing Jane L. Stern Gallery, General Exhibition

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

May 28, 2015 - October 3, 2015 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

Marjorie Schlossman
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 […]


Spring Gala 2015 Art Auction Preview

April 17, 2015 - May 3, 2015 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

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.
Click here to view the art auction.

Bidding at the […]

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