Current Events

80’s Movie Series: E.T.

August 23, 2019 - 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
80’s Movie Series: E.T.

Heritage Garden and Amphitheater
On the corner of Woodlawn Park Drive and 6th Ave S, Moorhead, MN

We’re stepping back in time again this summer! Enjoy two family-friendly 80’s classics at Heritage Garden and Amphitheater. Movies begin at dusk. Popcorn, blankets, and bug spray provided. 1980’s era costumes encouraged! Art activities and popcorn start at 8:45 pm, movie at sundown.

Free.

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Breaking Bread: August

August 29, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Breaking Bread: August

Plains staff will be baking and slicing up freshly baked bread the last Thursday of the month, June – November. Enjoy a piece of bread and stimulate your sense of taste and smell. Continue this sensory experience inside the exhibition The Other Four.

Free and open to the public.

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Low-Sensory Mondays

September 2, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Low-Sensory Mondays

First Monday of every month from 2 – 5 PM

We embrace the unique qualities of all who walk through our doors, and appreciate that many visitors need to explore the Museum in different ways. For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer Low-Sensory Mondays on the first Monday afternoon of every month. At each event, loud gallery sounds and bright lights are turned down and attendance is limited. Fidget bags will be available for checkout. Please contact Carol Prafcke at 701.551.6147 with any questions.

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Symphony of the Cosmos

September 5, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Symphony of the Cosmos

Artists Aida Shahghasemi and Nima Hafezieh’s Symphony of the Cosmos portrays an acoustic expression of the greater sounds existing within our universe. During this live performance, each planet’s sound emission, made through the specific frequency at which it is vibrating, will be accompanied by an improvisational performance on piano and through song. These improvisations will be intricately related, aesthetic interpretations of each planet’s sound. A conversation with the artists will follow the performance.

Free & open to the public

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Recycling the Clay Day

September 21, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Recycling the Clay Day

Create original art out of the recycled clay from our ceramics programs! After a brief introduction of ceramic hand-building techniques, let your creativity flow and spend time creating whatever you’d like. This is a great workshop for those who have never worked with clay as well as those who love clay. Registration covers the cost of creating, glazing, and firing up to two objects. Each participant should register for a spot in the class. $5 per participant

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Breaking Bread: September

September 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Breaking Bread: September

Plains staff will be baking and slicing up freshly baked bread the last Thursday of the month, June – November. Enjoy a piece of bread and stimulate your sense of taste and smell. Continue this sensory experience inside the exhibition The Other Four.

Free and open to the public.

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Low-Sensory Mondays

October 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Low-Sensory Mondays

We embrace the unique qualities of all who walk through our doors and appreciate that many visitors need to explore the Museum in different ways. For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer Low-Sensory Mondays on the first Monday afternoon of every month. At each event, loud gallery sounds and bright lights are turned down and attendance is limited. Fidget bags will be available for checkout. Please contact Carol Prafcke at 701.551.6147 with any questions.

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Breaking Bread: October

October 31, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Breaking Bread: October

Plains staff will be baking and slicing up freshly baked bread the last Thursday of the month, June – November. Enjoy a piece of bread and stimulate your sense of taste and smell. Continue this sensory experience inside the exhibition The Other Four.

Free and open to the public.

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Breaking Bread: November

November 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Breaking Bread: November

Plains staff will be baking and slicing up freshly baked bread the last Thursday of the month, June – November. Enjoy a piece of bread and stimulate your sense of taste and smell. Continue this sensory experience inside the exhibition The Other Four.

Free and open to the public.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

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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