Current Events

Low-Sensory Mondays

April 6, 2020 - 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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Tuesdays for Toddlers

April 7, 2020 - 9:00 am to 10:00 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 and take home. Suggested for children ages 2-5. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group. $5 per person

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Exquisite Corpse

April 16, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exquisite Corpse

Stop by Plains Art Museum to try your hand (mind) at a variety of “games” developed by Surrealists in the early 20th Century. From Exquisite Corpse to automatic drawing to collage, we invite you to drop in and reassemble reality with us. Artistic skills are not necessary to participate – all you need is your creativity. All art and writing utensils will be provided and a cash bar will be open. Free.

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Low-Sensory Mondays

May 4, 2020 - 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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Low-Sensory Mondays

June 1, 2020 - 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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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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