Jane L. Stern Gallery
Without light there is no color and recognizing form is near impossible. Underlying the importance of light to our visual culture, these fundamental components continue to be used by artists in a spectrum of very unique and profound ways. Even Light Itself: Highlights and Recent Acquisitions from the Collection illuminates sixty artworks and objects from the permanent collection of Plains Art Museum — and reflects on light, color, form and shadow and the relationship with such prismatic subjects as aesthetics, ritual, culture, and symbolism. Artworks included are by Steven M. Andersen, Berenice Abbott, David P. Bradley, Keith BraveHeart, Alexander Calder, Dale Chihuly, Jacuelyn McElroy, Helen Frankenthaler, Luis A. Jiménez, Stuart Klipper, Truman Lowe, George Morrison, Norval Morriseau, Liselotte Moser, Catherine Mulligan, Stuart Nielson, Jon Offutt, Judy Onofrio, Linda Plotkin, James Rosenquist, Marjorie Schlossman, Mary Sherman, Victor Vasarely, Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, Paul Wong, Adja Yunkers, and many others.
Plains Art Museum is home to over 4,200 international, national, and regional works of art and is primarily focused on collecting modern and contemporary art in a variety of styles, with strengths in regional art, American Modernism, and Native American work. Plains Art Museum is also home to a prominent collection of African artworks, some of which are presented in Even Light Itself: Highlights and Recent Acquisitions from the Collection.