General Exhibitions

Lauren Rose Kinney: Much of a Muchness

March 6, 2015 - August 1, 2015 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

Plains Art Museum presents Much of a Muchness, a monumental woodcut by printmaker Lauren Rose Kinney. A self-declared collector of “things,” Kinney’s collecting lifestyle deeply informs her printmaking practice. She amasses objects like dolls, old books, rusty bits of metal, firecrackers, costume jewelry, and photographs, and uses them as source material to make large-scale prints […]

North Dakota Went Boom

Bakken Boom! Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush

January 29, 2015 - August 15, 2015 Fred J. Donath Memorial and William and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries, General Exhibition

Bakken Boom! provides a striking array of artistic interpretations of North Dakota’s current oil rush, which has catapulted the state to second in the nation in oil production. The show invites you to consider the new realities in western North Dakota, and the profound impact of the energy boom on lives and the land.
Organized by […]


Todd Hebert: Selected Works 1999-2014

October 17, 2014 - March 21, 2015 Xcel Energy Gallery, ArtView Exhibition

In Todd Hebert: Selected Works 1999–2014, Plains Art Museum presents a 15 year survey of paintings and works on paper made by native North Dakotan Todd Hebert, who teaches in the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Hebert is drawn to temporal subjects and seasonal motifs because they […]

Ellen Jean Diederich: Samson’s Gift

November 15, 2014 - January 10, 2015 Creativity Gallery, Center for Creativity, General Exhibition

Meet Samson, a sheep afraid to get his wool sheared, in this delightful exhibition in the Center for Creativity. Fargo artist and author Ellen Jean Diederich displays the richly-colored acrylic and watercolor paintings used as illustrations in her newest children’s book, Samson’s Gift, a timeless Christmas tale about the joy of selfless giving. Diederich teaches […]


In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, An Installation by Stephen Alexander Wischer

October 17, 2014 - February 21, 2015 The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

Photo by Amy Richardson
Stephen Alexander Wischer, an associate professor of Architecture at NDSU, energizes the Museum’s Atrium with an intriguing site-specific installation, In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, from his ongoing body of work, Hybrid Vigor. Constructed with ordinary yellow-page phonebooks, these displays include thousands of books Wischer transforms through cutting, tearing, burning, and dipping into solutions, […]

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, ArtView 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 […]

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