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Summer Gala: Take Two: Déjà Vu

August 13, 2021 - 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
Summer Gala: Take Two: Déjà Vu

Craving a fabulous art party? Need to boost your happiness? Want to share your bliss with good friends? Bell Insurance presents. . . Plains Art Museum’s Summer Gala 2021 – Take Two: Déjà Vu is just the joy elixir for you.

While we hoped to salute everything surreal in 2020, surreal became our new reality. So, for 2021 we will present a Gala that brings back all of the incredible music, sights, and food we had scheduled . . . successfully this time for your enjoyment.

And because we have a sense of humor, we’ll party on Friday, August 13. We hope you can join us and many other guests enjoying a long-awaited evening of joyful celebration of what might have been and subverting superstition.

As “North of Normal’s” best art party, the Gala will be an evening of exuberant giving to support the Museum’s PlainsArt4All free general admission, art education, and public programs, plus . . .

Tickets $100
$120 after July 16. Discounts for Members, please contact Savannah Schultz: sschultz@plainsart.org

What do I wear?
Dress in costume or whatever you love to wear for a night out on the town! Take inspiration from your dreams, the fantastic or the incredible. Be creative, be traditional, be tasteful, but join us. Be whatever you can fathom and prepare to have a great time!

Covid-19
Due to the rising spread of Covid in the area and CDC recommendation, Plains Art Museum is encouraging everyone to wear a face-covering when in the Museum building (and not eating or drinking) during the Summer Gala. For everyone’s convenience, we will have some available at the Museum that you may take. Thank you for allowing us to throw what will be a spectacular, inspiring, and safe art party!

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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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