Current Events

Asian Night Market

May 24, 2024 - 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Asian Night Market

Join us for the 3rd Annual Asian Night Market and experience the vibrant spirit of Asian cultures at our Asian Night Market, a unique platform crafted by and for Fargo-Moorhead’s

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community that celebrates the diversity and creativity of entrepreneurship and artistry. Rooted in the tradition of night markets across Asia, our event offers a lively atmosphere filled with social connections and economic opportunities. Join us as we showcase AAPI vendors, businesses, services, and organizations bringing together the richness of our community under one vibrant canopy. asiannightmarketfm.org

This event is made possible, in part, through a partnership with Plains Art Museum and Voices of Creative Change Initiative.

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Fugitive Sound Experience, II

June 6, 2024 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Fugitive Sound Experience, II

Join us for Fugitive Sound Experience, II, when cellist and professor of cello and double bass, Dr. Eduard Teregulov (Concordia College, Moorhead, MN) returns with three original works that were commissioned by Plains Art Museum’s Voices of Creative Change Initiative. Marking their world debut at Plains Art Museum, each of the three commissions are composed exclusively for the three Art Bridges loans—Glen Ligon, Untitled (I am Somebody), 1990), Kerry James Marshall, The Lost Boys AKA BB, 1993, and Alfred Conteh, Malik and Marquis, 2020—that orient and ground the exhibition, This is Not Black & White. The main goal of Fugitive Sound Experience is to advocate for and perform music by living composers from underrepresented groups. For Fugitive Sound Experience, II, we feature commissions by Mexican, Brazilian, and African American composers.

Meet the Composers: Alana Scott, Wagner De Oliveria Duarte, Aarón González

The Voices of Creative Change Initiative | Fugitive Laboratory for Ideas-Creativity (VCCI-FLIC) emerges as an essential component in the Plains Art Museum’s curatorial, educational, and administrative departments with the capacity to generate and manage dynamic and responsive programming. The initiative is made possible by endowment support from Arlette and Richard Preston.

Contact Dr. Kelvin Monroe at kmonroe@plainsart.org for any questions regarding VCCI-FLIC programs.

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Emma Katka: Artist Talk

June 27, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Emma Katka: Artist Talk

Join us for a conversation with artist Emma Katka.

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Opening reception: A Little Grey For Color

July 13, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Opening reception: A Little Grey For Color

Talk by Robert D. Kleinschmidt, 6-7 PM

Join us for a talk by Rob Kleinschmidt followed by a reception. Kleinschmidt will share stories and pictures of Don Powell’s personal art collection in situ as well as the many ways Powell incorporated fine art into his architectural projects.

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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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