The educational mission of Plains Art Museum is to inspire and engage diverse audiences, stimulate a spirit of inquiry, and foster connections with art through experiences with our collections, exhibitions and public programming.
Our classes provide instruction from professional artists and art educators for learners of all ages.
Art-making activities for the whole family.
Get togethers, concerts and more.
Native American artist programs and exhibitions at Plains Art Museum and partner organizations.
Schedule visits (Guided, Self-Guided, and Gallery + Studio) for Pre K through 12th grade school groups, community youth and adult educational organizations, college students, and camp programs.
Resources for the classroom that highlight the Museum’s permanent collection while providing a curriculum that meets National Standards for Arts Education.
Plains Art Museum is offering Art Experiences By Request, a menu of art-making programs led by professional educators. These programs are designed for children’s play groups, adult social groups, corporate events, and family groups (adults and children).
In 2009, Plains Art Museum launched a new initiative to engage artists with communities in public spaces to create “defiant gardens,” borrowing the term from Kenneth Helphand’s study of gardens in wartime. The term poetically captures a sense of affirmation for something that is necessary but missing from our places. The defiant gardens will become places where people will gather and where sociability can flourish amid greenery.
Learn more about artists whose work is in the Museum’s permanent collection, such as George Morrison, James Rosenquist, and more.
Open Studio hours in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity provide a space where people can come together to work on ceramics projects—experimenting, collaborating, and encouraging fellow artists.
This hands-on learning space has art games and books available for visitors of all ages.
Visit with artists working in the Museum’s unique, state-of-the-art print studio.