2023 January Press Releases

Plains Art Museum Launches The Museum Uncrated 

Press Release
For Immediate Release (January 2023)

Fargo, North Dakota – The public is invited to attend the inaugural session of its new program, Museum Uncrated, on Wednesday January 18, 2023 from 6-8 pm at the Museum. The curatorial department will explore various topics on the third Wednesday of the month, including: What’s up with Art Theft? For its first session, followed by What’s in the basement? On February 15, How do we talk about art? On March 15, and What’s up with art collecting? On April 19.

This talk series will allow the Museum’s curatorial tem to break down different points of entry in museums; from art theft, to focusing on why art is framed the way it is, to the labels we see on the wall. Each session will have a takeaway for participants. Museum Uncrated is free, and each session’s materials are included at no cost.

“The art world is full of crazy stories from the purchasing, production, and history of these institutions that even those who don’t know a lot about art could enjoy. We are also a department of storytellers and we wanted a platform to be able to tell all of these wild experiences we have had or are adjacent to,” said Emma Tomb, Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Collections.

Additional inquires about Museum Uncrated may be directed to Emma Tomb at etomb@plainsart.org. For more information about this program as well as other Museum programs, classes, and events, stay tuned to the Museum’s website and social media channels. Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

Plains Art Museum is the largest art museum in the Dakotas and Western Minnesota. It is general admission free and educationally-focused thanks to strong and growing support from over 800 households and businesses. The Museum manages a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects, organizes and presents dozens of annual exhibitions, facilitates public art projects, and leads over 200 educational programs and experiences for all ages each year. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity are located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit plainsart.org.