Talks and Screenings

Artist Talk: Britta Anderson

March 2, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Britta Anderson

Join us for a conversation with artist Britta Anderson. Britta Anderson received her Master of Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and a BFA in Studio Art/Art Education at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). Her work has been the subject of numerous group and solo exhibitions across the Midwest and Southeast, along with private and corporate collections across the United States.

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Artist Talk: Hazel Belvo

April 20, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Hazel Belvo

Join us for a conversation with artist Hazel Belvo.

Over her almost 70 year-long career, Hazel Belvo has been a prominent contributer to both the arts and feminist advocacy in the region. Belvo co-founded the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM), was Chair of the Fine Arts Dept. at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), and taught at the Grand Marais Artist Colony.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from North Dakota Council on the Arts

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Artist Talk: Melanie Yazzie

January 31, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Melanie Yazzie

Join us for a conversation with artist Melanie Yazzie. Melanie Yazzie is Professor of Art Practices and Head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Her works are in collections such as the Denver Art Museum, Anchorage Museum of History & Art, the Art Museum of Missoula, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Kennedy Museum of Art, and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Yazzie has exhibited nationally and internationally, citing New Zealand, France, Russia, Canada, Estonia, Northern Ireland, Korea, China, United Kingdom, and Australia. She is known for organizing print exchange projects that connect communities across the world. She makes prints, sculptures, paintings, does surface design, and jewelry design. She has been represented by the Glenn Green Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1994.

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Gerald Cournoyer and Joe Williams Art Panel

March 30, 2023 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gerald Cournoyer and Joe Williams Art Panel

Artist reception at 5:30 PM, Talk begins at 6 PM • Free

Join artist Gerald Cournoyer and Director of Native American Programs Joe Williams as they discuss Cournoyer’s latest solo exhibition Sending a Voice. The duo will discuss their 25-year collaboration from working with Native youth with the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute to the Plains Art Museum’s Northern Plains Summer Art Institute. The two will discuss the importance of Native American art history, mentorship, and Native American presence in the contemporary art world today. Refreshments will be provided.

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Teaching Artist Panel

March 9, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Teaching Artist Panel

Join Plains Art Museum Teaching Artists in an insightful tour and review of Below the Surface. This exhibition was curated by our team of teaching artists in order to make accessible artistic knowledge and reading practices common to the principles and elements of art and design. This Panel discussion also complements Read Between the Lines book discussion of Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

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The Museum Uncrated: How do we talk about art?

March 15, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Museum Uncrated: How do we talk about art?

Do you ever feel uncomfortable at a museum? Do you want more from your museum experience? Then this program is for you – Plains Art Museum Curatorial team invites you to join the third Wednesday of each month starting in January to learn about the inner workings of a museum. In this monthly talk series, our team will break down different points of entry in museums from missing pieces in the Plains Art Museum Collection to focusing on why art is framed the way it is and the labels we see on the wall. Each session will have a takeaway for participants. This is a free talk series with all materials included.

How do we talk about art?
This evening is dedicated to learning the language of art to decode how museums talk about art. The curatorial team will break down the elements and principles of design while having discussions in the installation of Below the Surface which is located on the first floor of the Museum. This exhibition has our permanent collection along with pieces from Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This night is for anyone that has ever felt art is too complicated, or out of reach. Let us be your guides to better understand the work on the walls, so you too can walk into a gallery and be an expert.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges

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The Museum Uncrated: What’s in the basement?

February 15, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Museum Uncrated: What’s in the basement?

Do you ever feel uncomfortable at a museum? Do you want more from your museum experience? Then this program is for you – Plains Art Museum Curatorial team invites you to join the third Wednesday of each month starting in January to learn about the inner workings of a museum. In this monthly talk series, our team will break down different points of entry in museums from missing pieces in the Plains Art Museum Collection to focusing on why art is framed the way it is and the labels we see on the wall. Each session will have a takeaway for participants. This is a free talk series with all materials included.

What’s in the basement?
Spend the evening learning about Plains Art Museum Collection. The Museum is home to over 4,000 different pieces of artwork, all carefully stored in our collections vault. Our team will talk to you about the process of getting art into the museums, and up on the walls for visitors to see. Learn about conservation, storage, and putting together exhibitions with our collection, as well as histories and fun stories about art at Plains Art Museum. These are all the things that help an art museum function, come get a full behind-the-scenes look!

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges

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The Museum Uncrated: What’s up with art collecting?

April 19, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Museum Uncrated: What’s up with art collecting?

Do you ever feel uncomfortable at a museum? Do you want more from your museum experience? Then this program is for you – Plains Art Museum Curatorial team invites you to join the third Wednesday of each month starting in January to learn about the inner workings of a museum. In this monthly talk series, our team will break down different points of entry in museums from missing pieces in the Plains Art Museum Collection to focusing on why art is framed the way it is and the labels we see on the wall. Each session will have a takeaway for participants. This is a free talk series with all materials included.

What’s up with art collecting?
Why do people collect art? What does art collecting look like? This discussion will walk through the different levels and tiers of collecting artwork with anything from the ceramic mug purchased by your local artist to collecting fine art pieces such as prints or paintings. Understand how a personal, or a museum collection is built, understand the history of how museums acquire works, and how you can start your very own art collection!

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges

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