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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]