General Exhibitions

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 […]

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition

January 19, 2015 - February 21, 2015 Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

Plains Art Museum presents the artworks of North Dakota participants in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Founded by Maurice Robinson in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s highest honor and largest source of scholarships for teens in grades 7-12 with talent in the visual and literary arts.
In this prestigious […]


School Spirit: Celebrating Youth Art Month

March 3, 2015 - March 31, 2015 Third Floor Space, General Exhibition

Milestone Photography
School Spirit: Celebrating Youth Art Month, now in its 13th year, showcases the talents of regional K-12 art students from more than 40 area schools in a variety of media and promotes awareness of the vital work done by art educators.
Art education develops self esteem, appreciation for the work of others, self expression, cooperation […]

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