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Current Events

Spooky Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus

October 1, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Spooky Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus

Enjoy a spooky evening for your family at the Heritage Garden & Amphitheater (Woodlawn Park, 400 Woodlawn Park Dr, Moorhead, MN). There will be art activities and the movie will begin at sundown. Popcorn, drinks, hand sanitizer, and bug spray will be provided. You are welcome to bring your comfiest chair or blanket! Free.

Storyline:
300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence. 1993, PG

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Low-Sensory Mondays

October 3, 2022 - 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. Fidgets will be available for checkout.

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Kid Quest: Printober Tee Party

October 8, 2022 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Quest: Printober Tee Party

Kid Quest is a FREE art adventure for the whole family every month, October through April.

Printober Tee Party 
Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are printed? Then join us for a “tee” party! Explore printmaking throughout the Museum before screenprinting your t-shirt. Child-size t-shirts are provided; adults may also bring a t-shirt to be printed at the event.

Made possible by a grant from Xcel Energy with additional support from Minnesota Public Radio.

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Tuesdays for Toddlers

October 11, 2022 - 9:30 am to 11:00 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. Recommended for children ages 2-5. Siblings, younger than two, can accompany the group for free.
$5 per toddler

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Artist Talk: Ann Johnson

October 20, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Ann Johnson

Join us for a conversation with artist Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson. Free.

Born in London, England, UK, and raised in Wyoming, USA, Ann Johnson received her MA in Humanities (University of Houston-Clear Lake) as well as her MFA from the Academy of Art University (San Francisco) with a concentration in printmaking. Her work has been exhibited at: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX; Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; Tisdale Beach Institute, Savannah, GA; Charles H. Wright Museum, Flint, MI; The Apex Museum, Atlanta, GA; and, at the California African American Art Museum located in Los Angeles, CA. 

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Low-Sensory Mondays

November 7, 2022 - 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. Fidgets will be available for checkout.

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Tuesdays for Toddlers

November 8, 2022 - 9:30 am to 11:00 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. Recommended for children ages 2-5. Siblings, younger than two, can accompany the group for free.
$5 per toddler

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Indigenous Art Fair

November 19, 2022 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Indigenous Art Fair

The art fair will showcase arts and crafts of Indigenous artists from the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and from around the region. This is a great opportunity to find unique handmade gifts in time for Christmas. Please contact jwilliams@plainsart.org with any questions.

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Low-Sensory Mondays

December 5, 2022 - 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. Fidgets will be available for checkout.

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Tuesdays for Toddlers

December 13, 2022 - 9:30 am to 11:00 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. Recommended for children ages 2-5. Siblings, younger than two, can accompany the group for free.
$5 per toddler

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Low-Sensory Mondays

January 2, 2023 - 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. Fidgets will be available for checkout.

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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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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.
Kaleidoscope

The S.P.A.C.E. (Sculpture Pad Art Collaborative Experiment) project is a public art initiative undertaken collaboratively between Plains Art Museum, and the college art departments at North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Concordia College.

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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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