General Exhibitions

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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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t(here): Recent Acquisitions at Plains Art Museum

June 16, 2016 - August 27, 2016 Fred J. Donath Memorial / William and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries, General Exhibition

The strength of the permanent collection at your art museum lies in ambitious, contemporary artwork from our region, as well as national artwork of historical and artistic significance. Thanks to recent generous gifts, our community’s collection has grown substantially, and in recognition, we are proud to present t(here): Recent Acquisitions at Plains Art Museum.
Many of […]

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Red River Watercolor Society: 23rd Annual National Watermedia Exhibition

May 19, 2016 - September 4, 2016 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

The Fargo-Moorhead area has a long history of being a center of artistic creation and support for the arts, resulting in artist organizations such as the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA), the Minn-Dak Woodturners, and the Red River Watercolor Society. This summer, Plains Art Museum is proud to partner with the Red River Watercolor Society on […]

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2016 Spring Gala Art Auction

April 15, 2016 - May 7, 2016 Starion Gallery, General Exhibition

The art auction for our 20th Annual Spring Gala will feature outstanding work across a wide variety of media by 67 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 15 – May 7.
Click here to view the art auction.

Bidding at the Art […]

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Yearning for the Thaw

March 29, 2016 - May 28, 2016 Creativity Gallery, General Exhibition

In anticipation of spring, the Plains Art Museum presents Yearning for the Thaw. This exhibition of new work by artists Catie Miller, Helen Otterson, Kelli Sinner, and Brooke Stewart celebrates the changing seasons, as winter yields to spring. Inspired by the longing for warmth and color that accompanies the extreme winter season of the Upper […]

Karri Dieken and Patrick Vincent: The Road & The Swarm

February 19, 2016 - April 2, 2016 Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition

The Road & The Swarm exhibits the works of Patrick Vincent and Karri Dieken. As a fiber-based artist, Karri Dieken’s work incorporates patterns informed by environments and interactions from personal experiences. Her fiber-based installation depicts a small vignette of domestic interiors and exteriors inspired by a 450-mile collaborative cycling performance. Patrick Vincent’s prints and print-based […]

David Boggs and John Hanson: The Flyover

February 13, 2016 - June 19, 2016 Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

The Flyover, a two-person exhibition of paintings by David Boggs and photographs by Midwest native John Hanson, examines the land and sky of the Great Plains. The artists reframe frequently undervalued landscapes, often referred to as “flyover country,” by drawing viewers in to wide, panoramic scenes. This exhibition also offers a respite from the desolate […]

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, […]

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