Plains Art Museum is home to artworks by some of the 20th century’s most significant photographers, including several women. Front and Center is an exhibition of photographs selected from Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection highlighting some of these works. The images chosen utilize front and center compositions, and highlight objects and narratives both seen and unseen. Given time, each seemingly simple gesture reveals stories, tensions, mysteries and possibilities. Artists represented include Ruth Bernhard, Gloria DeFilipps Brush, Laurie Hanson, Cali Hobgood, Heidi Prenevost, and Donna Webb.
left: Laurie M. Hanson, Photo #2, c.1975, Black and white photograph, 16 x 14 ¾ in. Permanent collection
right: Donna Webb, Present, c.1980, Hand colored black and white photograph, 6 x 6 in. Permanent collection
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.View Exhibition
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.View Exhibition
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.View Exhibition
While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.View Exhibition