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Current Events

Empower Haiti: Artist Talk

November 2, 2021 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Empower Haiti: Artist Talk

You are cordially invited to a special program – a personal Artist Talk with Wess Philomé, facilitated by Dr. Kelvin Monroe, Coordinator of the Museum’s Voices of Creative Change Initiative. The project emerges as an opportunity to learn about and empower Haiti. In the midst of the recent natural devastation and (external) political de-stabilizing forces, Haiti remains a vibrant and resilient nation with a profound past (the first successful slave insurrection in the Western Hemisphere) and resulting paradoxical present. Come be with us and engage with Wess Philomé, who will discuss his choice of prints for this auction/exhibition, and the significance of these prints as avatars for engaging with Haiti’s past, present, and future.

We encourage you to join Plains Art Museum, in partnership with Philomé Productions, for Empower Haiti: Disaster Relief and Orphanage Fundraiser. This silent auction and exhibition feature seven distinct and original photographic works by Wess Philomé, an energetic, insightful, and incisive emerging artist who has resided in ND for 15 years.

This Artist talk is made possible by generous support from Plains Art Museum and the Voices of Creative Change Initiative (endowed by Arlette & Richard Preston).

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Kid Quest: Over Then Under

November 6, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Quest: Over Then Under

Join us for Kid Quest: Home Edition at the Plains Art Museum. We invite you to visit a few of our favorite works in the gallery and then take home supplies to make your very own woven work! Go through the process of a textile artist and discover how you can create artwork again and again.

Kid Quest is a FREE program designed for the whole family to explore and create at their own pace. Each month has a unique theme with new artwork to explore and art projects to create.
Kid Quest is made possible with funding from Xcel Energy and Otter Tail Corporation Foundation with additional support from Your Classical MPR.

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Tuesdays for Toddlers

November 9, 2021 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Tuesdays for Toddlers

A time for our youngest visitors and their grown-ups to foster creativity and imagination through stories, songs, and hands-on art activities. Each month we will offer a unique theme and a new art project for the child to create. Suggested for children ages 2-5. Younger siblings, under two, are allowed to accompany the group, at no cost.
$5 per child

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Tuesdays for Toddlers

December 14, 2021 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Tuesdays for Toddlers

A time for our youngest visitors and their grown-ups to foster creativity and imagination through stories, songs, and hands-on art activities. Each month we will offer a unique theme and a new art project for the child to create. Suggested for children ages 2-5. Younger siblings, under two, are allowed to accompany the group, at no cost.
$5 per child

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Ongoing Exhibitions

No Time For Despair

No Time For Despair

To say that right now is the ideal time to make art that speaks directly to the people about social justice is an understatement. Because the very nature of art is to undertake or assume the role of a healer by shading light on the human condition.

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City Geode

City Geode
S.P.A.C.E. Sculpture

City Geode, created and installed in May 2019 by students and Professor Josh Zeis from NDSU is the latest creation. In response to the work, the lead artists said, “What is a city? This City Geode incorporates many of the things that we thought a city needs; buildings, streets, electricity, drainage, and above all else, the human spirit.

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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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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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