The Museum Uncrated: What’s in the basement?

February 15, 2023, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Listed In: Talks and Screenings

Do you ever feel uncomfortable at a museum? Do you want more from your museum experience? Then this program is for you – Plains Art Museum Curatorial team invites you to join the third Wednesday of each month starting in January to learn about the inner workings of a museum. In this monthly talk series, our team will break down different points of entry in museums from missing pieces in the Plains Art Museum Collection to focusing on why art is framed the way it is and the labels we see on the wall. Each session will have a takeaway for participants. This is a free talk series with all materials included.

What’s in the basement?
Spend the evening learning about Plains Art Museum Collection. The Museum is home to over 4,000 different pieces of artwork, all carefully stored in our collections vault. Our team will talk to you about the process of getting art into the museums, and up on the walls for visitors to see. Learn about conservation, storage, and putting together exhibitions with our collection, as well as histories and fun stories about art at Plains Art Museum. These are all the things that help an art museum function, come get a full behind-the-scenes look!

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges

Events Calendar

December 2016

Other Exhibitions

School Spirit: Celebrating Youth Art Month

March 01, 2023 - March 31, 2023

School Spirit: Celebrating Youth Art Month, now in its 21st year, showcases the talents of regional K-12 art students from area schools in a variety of media. This exhibition celebrates our region’s emerging artists and promotes awareness of the vital work done by art educators.

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2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition

January 31, 2023 - March 04, 2023

This exhibition celebrates the vision, ingenuity, and talent of North Dakota teen artists. Since 2015, Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project have partnered to serve as the state affiliate for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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Architecture for the Birds

March 23, 2023 - May 05, 2023

Architecture for the Birds is a popular annual exhibition presented in partnership with the North Dakota State University Department of Architecture & Landscape Architecture. The work is the result of a design challenge posed to participating students: to design and build a birdhouse based on the work of a Pritzker-Award-winning architect.

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Across the Lake

March 25, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Recent Works by John Nellermoe

John Nellermoe's lake paintings intersect realism and abstraction with reverence to his environment and playful respect to the picture plane. Through dissecting the plane into strips of land, water and sky while pushing and pulling space, Nellermoe's work simultaneously disorients and calms.

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Gerald Cournoyer

March 18, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Sending a Voice

After a 25-year exploration of all aspects of Lakota lifeways through ceremony, dance, and prayer, Gerald Cournoyer presents his observations in his newest solo exhibition, Sending A Voice. Gerald Cournoyer rejects Edward Curtis’s observations that the Lakota are a people of the past.

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