40 Greatest Hits

Celebrating the Museum’s Permanent Collection

July 8, 2015 - May 28, 2017

As Plains Art Museum prepares for a year-long celebration of our 40th anniversary starting in Fall 2015, we open this summer with 40 Greatest Hits, a new permanent collection exhibition. We invite you to enjoy these 40 artistic highlights from the Museum’s collection, which now includes nearly 4,000 objects.

40 Greatest Hits is a wonderfully eclectic display that marks milestone acquisitions and artworks representing the collection’s strengths and rarities. The show also includes noteworthy contributions from private collectors, such as Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, Fred Scheel, and Donald Powell.

The selected works represent an array of art media and disciplines by local and regional artists along with nationally and internationally acclaimed figures. Visitors will also be dazzled by artwork from the Museum’s renowned contemporary Native American Art collection and impressive holdings of works on paper, including photographs, prints, and drawings.

  • 40 Greatest Hits is a wonderfully eclectic display that marks milestone acquisitions and artworks representing the collection’s strengths and rarities.

Ongoing Exhibitions

City Geode

Ongoing
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

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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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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