Current Events

Creative Voices Talk: Women Artists Panel

July 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Creative Voices Talk: Women Artists Panel

Join us as artists featured in Waasamoo-Beshizi come together for a night of conversation and poetry. Maggie Thompson, Denise Lajimodiere, Hillary Kempenich, Karen Goulet, and moderator Jessica Metcalfe will reflect on their careers, their influences, and themes in the exhibition.

Maggie Thompson (Ojibwe) received her BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Heid E. Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) is an author, poet, and filmmaker, and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Augsburg College. Hillary Kempenich is an artist and enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Kempenich received the First Peoples Fund 2016 Artist in Business Grant and Fellowship Award. Dr. Denise Lajimodiere (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) is an award winning poet, birch bark biting artist and has been an educator for over 39 years. Karen Goulet received her BA in Fine Arts and Cultural Education from the Evergreen State College and MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the program director of Miikanan Gallery at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, Minnesota. Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Arizona. Her doctoral dissertation is of Native designers of high fashion, and is the owner of Beyond Buckskin.

Free

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Eyes Should Be Washed

July 25, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Eyes Should Be Washed

Curator John Schuerman will provide an introduction to the exhibition The Other Four, followed by “Eyes Should Be Washed,” a performance art piece by artists Pedram Baldari, Katayoun Amjadi, and Nooshin Hakim Javadi. In “Eyes Should Be Washed,” performers grate many, many onions in front of the audience. This act, through the smell of the onions, brings tears to stimulated eyes in order to wash/clean them. The work is a dialogue with Iranian Poet Sohrab Sepehri, whose poems call for change in perception to find peace within self. In some cultures, especially Iranian culture, crying is considered as an act of soul cleansing and is practiced through religious rituals.

Free and open to the public

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Breaking Bread: July

July 25, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Breaking Bread: July

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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Summer Exhibition Reception

July 25, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Summer Exhibition Reception

Celebrate new summer exhibitions at your art Museum with live music by The Jessica Vines Band, hors d’oeuvres by Milk Made Catering, and a cash bar. Exhibiting artists will be present for you to meet.

Members, Partners, Native Artists, Free.
$10 nonmembers, $5 students

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80’s Movie Series: The Goonies

August 1, 2019 - 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
80’s Movie Series: The Goonies

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 pm, movie at sundown.

Free.

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Low-Sensory Mondays

August 5, 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 Katherine Rieck at 701.551.6147 with any questions.

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Liza Sylvestre: Artist Talk and Blind Tour

August 8, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Liza Sylvestre: Artist Talk and Blind Tour

Artist Liza Sylvestre will introduce her multidisciplinary work exploring the intersection of our senses and communication and challenging normative design. Following the artist talk, Sylvestre will lead a “blind tour” of current exhibitions at Plains Art Museum. Participants will wear a pair of low vision simulator glasses while Sylvestre leads a guided, visual description tour through two exhibitions.

Free and open to the public.

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80’s Movie Series: E.T.

August 15, 2019 - 8:00 pm to 11:00 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 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 Katherine Rieck at 701.551.6147 with any questions.

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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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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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