Plains Art Museum opening Picasso and Star Wallowing Bull shows on October 3

Plains Art Museum proudly opens its 40th anniversary season with a special reception October 3 featuring two shows.

Picasso: Passion for Clay features 40 dazzling ceramics Pablo Picasso made at the famed Madoura Pottery Studio in Southern France. The artworks in this touring exhibition are from the private collection of Martin Rosenbaum, a world-renowned expert on Picasso’s ceramics.

The solo exhibition Star Wallowing Bull: Transformer showcases recent paintings and signature Prismacolor drawings by this celebrated area artist, whose colorful and charismatic style mixes personal biography with American pop culture and Native American images and symbols.

The Saturday, October 3 opening reception will feature a special member preview from 6-7 p.m., and an open reception from 7-10 p.m. Members of the Plains Art Museum can attend these receptions at no charge, and non-members can attend the open reception for $15, with a special student price of $5. Light appetizers provided by Mosaic Foods, and special 40th Anniversary cakes provided by Nichole’s pastry. Prize drawings, laser painting and cash bar.

Both exhibitions run from October 3, 2015 through  January 2, 2016.

Sanford Health is the presenting sponsor for the Picasso: Passion for Clay exhibition, with additional support from The Barry Foundation, Heartland Trust, Joan Justesen, Jim Meier, Arlette and Richard Preston, Vogel Law Firm, Anonymous, Dawson Insurance, Serkland Law Firm, and Flint Communications.

The Transformer exhibition is supported by funding from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.