Current Exhibitions

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Full Disclosure

April 20, 2024 - October 20, 2024
Selections from the Thomas-Suwall Collection

Rob and Eric Thomas-Suwall - known online by their moniker, The Icy Gays or @theicygays - acquired their first artwork, Corydon Cowansage’s Stairs #3, seven years ago after discovering it online.

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Emma Katka

May 31, 2024 - August 25, 2024
Glimmers of Nostalgia for a Place You’ve Never Been

Emma Katka, a self-taught artist from Grand Forks, ND, seeks solace through emotive photography and collage. Her stomping grounds for creation are often abandoned buildings, the open prairie, old magazines, and wherever inspiration illuminates moments within daily life.

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Oscar Howe

October 28, 2023 - August 17, 2024
Ikíćiksapa

Plains Art Museum is honored to feature over 50 works of art from nationally acclaimed artist Oscar Howe (Yanktonai Dakota). Oscar Howe: Ikíćiksapa, focuses on Howe’s complete artistic process from the drawings he developed on his drafting table to his completed paintings ready for the gallery wall.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

No Time For Despair

Ongoing
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

Ongoing
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.

Ongoing
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

Ongoing
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

Ongoing
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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