General Exhibitions


Tri-College Print Exchange

October 8, 2016 - January 7, 2017 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

The Tri-College Print Exchange hosted by Plains Art Museum will be based on the theme “the matrix.” This year the exchange will also include current and past faculty, current students, and alumni within the North Dakota State University, Concordia College, and Minnesota State University Moorhead communities.
DeborahMae Broad, Our Prairie Home, n.d., wood engraving, 18 x […]


Plains School of Abstract Painting Annual Exhibition

November 3, 2016 - March 11, 2017 Xcel Energy Gallery, General Exhibition

In 2011, one of Fargo’s most prominent and ambitious abstract painters, Marjorie Schlossman, formed a weekly class at the Museum titled the Plains School of Abstract Painting. Over the years, this group of emerging and professional artists has met weekly at the Museum and in our Center for Creativity, within a classroom environment modeled by […]


Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes

October 1, 2016 - January 7, 2017 Fred J. Donath Memorial Gallery, General Exhibition

Your art museum is thrilled to announce Arriving at Fresh Water, an exhibition highlighting fourteen of the region’s most important artists who use wit, critique, warmth, color, imagination, and beauty to celebrate, challenge, and expand our views of Native art. Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, this exhibition comes to Plains Art Museum audiences […]


Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions

September 17, 2016 - January 27, 2017 William and Anna Jane Schlossman Gallery, General Exhibition

Coinciding with Plains Art Museum’s Printober, a month of programming dedicated to the fine artistry of printmaking, Plains Art Museum is excited to share the major exhibition, Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions. Under the guidance of master printer Cole Rogers, Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis, MN) is known for publishing ambitious, complicated, and multi-media […]


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 […]

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