Current Events

Native American Arts and Crafts Festival

November 17, 2018 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Native American Arts and Crafts Festival

The festival will cap off the Native American Heritage Month celebration in the Museum’s Atrium. The festival will showcase arts and crafts of Native American artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. This is a great opportunity to find unique handmade gifts in time for the Holidays. Please contact Mary John at mary.john@gmail.com to collaborate, donate or volunteer.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Daughters of the Earth, Fargo Public Library, Cultural Diversity and Plains Art Museum

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Concordia Sax Quartet

November 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Concordia Sax Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from Chef’s Table Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Dave Ferreira Trio

November 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Dave Ferreira Trio

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from Chef’s Table Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Darin Henze and Friends

November 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Darin Henze and Friends

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from Chef’s Table Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Pelican Quartet

November 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Pelican Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from Chef’s Table Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Celebrating America’s Patriotism

November 29, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Celebrating America’s Patriotism

For over 50 years the Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band mission has promoted patriotism through music. We’re performing in concert at the beautiful Plains Art Museum and invite everyone to join us as we celebrate our nation’s patriotism. All concerts are always free, open to the public, and feature a special tribute honoring our military service men & women.

Free thanks to our great sponsor, Xcel Energy. Help us celebrate America!

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Kid Quest: Art To-Dye-For

December 1, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Quest: Art To-Dye-For

What?!? That artwork is made out of mud? Discover how artist craftily use mediums beyond paint in this Kid Quest. Talk shop with a local artist and play with natural indigo dye to create your own work of art.

Free. Click here to register.

Kid Quest is made possible with funding from Xcel Energy and Kiwanis Club of Fargo, with additional support from Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Clarion Quartet

December 3, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Clarion Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from Chef’s Table Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: NDSU Faculty Chamber Ensemble

December 4, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: NDSU Faculty Chamber Ensemble

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from Chef’s Table Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Bison Brass-NDSU Brass Quintet

December 5, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Bison Brass-NDSU Brass Quintet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm).  Purchase lunch from local caterers, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Michelle Gelinske & HeartSprings Tremble Clef Choir

December 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Michelle Gelinske & HeartSprings Tremble Clef Choir

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm). Purchase lunch from Chef’s Table Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Silver Winds Flute Quartet

December 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Silver Winds Flute Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm). Purchase lunch from Urban Foods Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Dakota Rose String Quartet

December 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Dakota Rose String Quartet

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm). Purchase lunch from Urban Foods Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devries

December 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devries

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm). Purchase lunch from Urban Foods Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Native American Film Series: Once Were Warriors (1994)

December 13, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Native American Film Series: Once Were Warriors (1994)

An unemployed Maori living in the Auckland slums, Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) has a terrible temper that he takes out on family and strangers alike. His wife, Beth (Rena Owen), takes regular beatings after he’s been at the pub, and his kids do what they can to sidestep trouble. Nig (Julian Arahanga), the eldest, is joining a street gang; Boogie (Taungaroa Emile) has been placed in a foster home, and Grace increasingly retreats to the pages of her journal. Rated R.

Free and open to the public.

 

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Noon Holiday Concerts: Fargo-Moorhead Opera

December 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Noon Holiday Concerts: Fargo-Moorhead Opera

Enjoy music from some of the area’s best musicians over your lunch hour (noon – 1 pm). Purchase lunch from Urban Foods Catering, take in the galleries for FREE, shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% off store purchases, November 23 – December 24.

Supported by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Art and Poetry Workshop with Dr. Denise Lajimodiere

December 17, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Art and Poetry Workshop with Dr. Denise Lajimodiere

Inspired by the overhead electric power lines, specifically the parallel circuit lines that look like dresses, help create a sculptural poem with artists Denise Lajimodiere and Laura Youngbird. Poems composed during this workshop will be embossed onto circular tins for a sculptural jingle dress. The dress will be built out of chicken wire and other materials. Please bring forlorn pieces of hardware that may be floating around in your junk drawer to add to the dress.

The collaborative sculpture and poem will be presented in the Spring 2019 exhibition Dress: Work by Contemporary Native American Women Artists.

FREE; registration required click here. No previous artistic skills are necessary.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

Bee in Flight

Bee in Flight

Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight.

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S.P.A.C.E.

S.P.A.C.E.
An Emergent Belonging

An Emergent Belonging was created by Concordia College students Ashley Raduns, Katelyn Mitchell, Helena Langr, Elizabeth Vought, Ruth Peterson, and Chelsea Steffes. The work inspired by the form and function of a bird’s nest, was created under the leadership of professor Dwight Mickelson.

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The North Dakota Mural

The North Dakota Mural

Drawing on his childhood memories of the Great Plains, he created a work that speaks to the wide open spaces, huge vistas, and ocean-like skies of the region.

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Fragile Preservation

Fragile Preservation
A Tallgrass Community

While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.

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