Several Upcoming Free Discussions and a Gallery Talk to Take Place at Plains Art Museum

Press Release
For Immediate Release (October 2016)

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum is pleased to announce several free adult discussions and a gallery talk that will take place in October and November.

Inspired by Louise Erdrich’s artwork Story of a Woman (2015; acrylic on canvas), featured in the current exhibition Arriving at Fresh Water, the Museum will host three programs surrounding her novels, and in particular, her 2012 novel and winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, The Round House.

This series is cosponsored by North Dakota State University and the Red River Valley Writing Project and includes:

Discussion of The Round House: Book Club Style Discussion
Wednesday, October 26 • 6-8pm

Teaching the Works of Louise Erdrich: Culturally Relevant, Responsive, and Sustaining Pedagogies: Writing and Idea Exchange with Kelly Sassi
Monday, November 7 • 6-8pm
Pre-registration required at   

“No Baby”: Questions of Sovereignty in The Round House|
A panel discussion moderated by Alison Graham-Bertolini
Thursday, December 1 • 6-7pm

Also, in conjunction with the major exhibition Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions, join your community to welcome Highpoint’s Master Printer Cole Rogers on Thursday, November 17 from 6-7pm. Rogers will conduct a gallery talk to examine prints in the exhibition by artists Aaron Spangler, Carlos Amorales, Chloe Piene, and Do Ho Suh.

Plains Art Museum is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 1,000 individuals and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity are located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO,, 701.551.6123.