Plains Art Museum

Plains Art Museum Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, N.D. and accredited by the American Association of Museums.
The largest and only accredited art museum in North Dakota.
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Plains Art Museum, a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum accredited by the American Association of Museums, offers approximately 12 special exhibitions along with smaller exhibitions each year featuring area and national artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The main museum has galleries on three floors, with a breath-taking open atrium at the center. Also within the museum is Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio, and The Store, a gift shop filled with unique and artful finds. Additional galleries are located within the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity, a multipurpose arts facility attached to the museum via a skybridge. The Center for Creativity provides art classes and studios, and houses the region’s premier ceramics facilities. The Museum is also an exciting venue for weddings, meetings, and special events. To visit our wedding page, go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plains-Art-Museum-Events-and-Weddings/944401148933286

Hey Hey! It's a great day for #ArtMuseumDay! Stop by between 4-6 pm to pull an original screen print and receive 10% off...
05/16/2019

Hey Hey! It's a great day for #ArtMuseumDay! Stop by between 4-6 pm to pull an original screen print and receive 10% off purchases in the Museum Store all day. Join us for an artist talk with Athena LaTocha at 6 pm. Free!

Join us Thurs. (5.16) at 6p for an artist talk with artist in residence Athena LaTocha. Athena is a Hunkpapa Lakota / Ke...
05/15/2019

Join us Thurs. (5.16) at 6p for an artist talk with artist in residence Athena LaTocha. Athena is a Hunkpapa Lakota / Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe artist whose large-scale works on paper explore the relationship between natural landscapes & landscapes marked by human intervention. Free

Join us Tues. May 14 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Heritage Garden (adjacent to Woodlawn Park in Moorhead) for a Plant + Seed...
05/13/2019

Join us Tues. May 14 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Heritage Garden (adjacent to Woodlawn Park in Moorhead) for a Plant + Seed Exchange. Instructions are simple: bring some things, take some things. For example, if you bring 2 plants, take 2 plants. No invasive or non-labeled plants.

We had a great Littles Art Day at Plains Art Museum! Thanks to our program partners @theatrendsu @fargopubliclibrary @ga...
05/11/2019

We had a great Littles Art Day at Plains Art Museum! Thanks to our program partners @theatrendsu @fargopubliclibrary @gaspersschoolofdance #KindermusikofFargoMoorhead and to @theartspartnership for their support. #littlesartday @ Plains Art Museum

Plains Art docents and staff had a great studio visit with Eric Johnson @big_oakpress in Hillsboro today! We also found ...
05/10/2019

Plains Art docents and staff had a great studio visit with Eric Johnson @big_oakpress in Hillsboro today! We also found a #ZoranMojsilov sculpture at the Mayville Rainbow Garden and Sculpture Walk. If you find yourself in Mayville, ND, we highly recommend a stop. 🌈 #artadventures #ruralnorthdakota @ Hillsboro, North Dakota

Beautiful write up about our Pollinator Garden and the book documenting its conception by former CEO/Director Colleen Sh...
05/09/2019
A Pollinator Garden in a Book

Beautiful write up about our Pollinator Garden and the book documenting its conception by former CEO/Director Colleen Sheehy. Join us for our annual Pollinator Garden Planting Day, May 23.

The Pollinator Garden transformed cement parking lots into profuse gardens to support bees, butterflies, and more—while also nurturing cohorts of young people to became advocates. Today it continues to help develop a new generation of leaders who will insist that our urban environments include gre...

THANK YOU to our sponsors, artists, donors, volunteers, and all that attended this year's #SpringGala2019 Time Machine. ...
05/04/2019

THANK YOU to our sponsors, artists, donors, volunteers, and all that attended this year's #SpringGala2019 Time Machine. We look forward to next year! Photos by Milestones Photography.

#SpringGala2019 is over, but we are closed to the public today so our spaces are ready for you next week! Have a great w...
05/04/2019

#SpringGala2019 is over, but we are closed to the public today so our spaces are ready for you next week! Have a great weekend!

Spring Gala: Time Machine
05/04/2019

Spring Gala: Time Machine

Tonight is the night to travel back in time, or into the future! You can still purchase tickets online or go old school ...
05/03/2019

Tonight is the night to travel back in time, or into the future! You can still purchase tickets online or go old school and buy at the door. Either way we hope to see you tonight! https://plainsart.ejoinme.org/galatickets

The Museum is closed to the public today Friday, May 3 while we prepare for #SpringGala2019!
05/03/2019

The Museum is closed to the public today Friday, May 3 while we prepare for #SpringGala2019!

Thank you to Livewire for turning our space into a true flashback in time. Join us at #SpringGala2019 tomorrow, FRIDAY, ...
05/02/2019

Thank you to Livewire for turning our space into a true flashback in time. Join us at #SpringGala2019 tomorrow, FRIDAY, May 3 to see the transformation for yourself. Tickets are still available at: http://ow.ly/Z2n450tBW8Q

Done in her signature "Mirglas" technique, "glass paints on mirror," Elizabeth Schwankl's work gives the effect of placi...
05/01/2019

Done in her signature "Mirglas" technique, "glass paints on mirror," Elizabeth Schwankl's work gives the effect of placing a stained glass window anywhere you like. This is something that must be seen in person to truly believe. This work and more are available during the #SpringGala 2019 silent auction. To purchase tickets, go to: https://plainsart.ejoinme.org/galatickets

This artwork breaks the rules by encouraging people to interact and touch it. The best part is discovering how Dave Sauv...
04/30/2019

This artwork breaks the rules by encouraging people to interact and touch it. The best part is discovering how Dave Sauvageau's lamp titled, "DFTM-27" works. To learn more about this piece that is available purchase during the #SpringGala2019, go to: http://ow.ly/ziEZ50tlMiM

Ten limited edition "Time Machine" prints will be available for purchase the night of the Gala. Printed at Plains Art Mu...
04/29/2019

Ten limited edition "Time Machine" prints will be available for purchase the night of the Gala. Printed at Plains Art Museum by artists Matt Mastrud (PUNCHGUT) & Amanda Heidt. Each print is unique with various background colors. See you on Friday, May 3. #springgala19

After moving to a seven-acre farm in the Fargo area from Minneapolis, artist Sharon Scapple is recreating the scenery ar...
04/28/2019

After moving to a seven-acre farm in the Fargo area from Minneapolis, artist Sharon Scapple is recreating the scenery around her through the abstract style. To view the art auction catalog click here: http://ow.ly/ZL1q50rsW3i #SpringGala2019 #SupportLocalArt

Based on a scene on a ranch in northern Minnesota, Ellen Diederich Board Meeting says "like a Board of Directors, their ...
04/27/2019

Based on a scene on a ranch in northern Minnesota, Ellen Diederich Board Meeting says "like a Board of Directors, their strength comes from their diversity and sharing a common goal." Diedrich is one of Fargo's most prominent watercolor painters. Spring Gala tickets available at: https://plainsart.ejoinme.org/galatickets #SpringGala2019 #SupportLocalArt #WomeninArt #Art

Its' time for your inner kid to shine. Fargo Pinball will have a selection of pinballs games available during the Spring...
04/26/2019

Its' time for your inner kid to shine. Fargo Pinball will have a selection of pinballs games available during the Spring Gala. Whether you played in an arcade or on a computer it's time to let you, inner geek out. #SpringGala2019

Its' time for your inner kid to shine. Fargo Pinball will have a selection of pinballs games available during the Spring...
04/26/2019

Its' time for your inner kid to shine. Fargo Pinball will have a selection of pinballs games available during the Spring Gala. Whether you played in an arcade or on a computer it's time to let you, inner geek out. #SpringGala2019

Today is the last day to see “Artistic Exploration: A Teenage View.” This pop-up exhibition features photographs mad...
04/25/2019

Today is the last day to see “Artistic Exploration: A Teenage View.” This pop-up exhibition features photographs made by students in our spring Teen Photo class, taught by photographer Ann Arbor Miller. Located in the 3rd floor atrium. #plainsphoto @ Plains Art Museum

"Prince with Guitar", is a famous photo from photographer Robert Whitman's private collection. It is the often sought fi...
04/24/2019

"Prince with Guitar", is a famous photo from photographer Robert Whitman's private collection. It is the often sought first print of an edition of 35 and is part of the Spring Gala art auction. Purchase your tickets now! #Prince #robertwhitmman #minneapolis #SpringGala2019

Love a good surprise? So do we. Bid on a Tombola (pronounced tom-bowl-A) box at the #SpringGala2019 to win amazing prize...
04/23/2019

Love a good surprise? So do we. Bid on a Tombola (pronounced tom-bowl-A) box at the #SpringGala2019 to win amazing prizes from local businesses. You are a guaranteed winner while helping to support local efforts. #SupportLocalArt Purchase tickets here: http://ow.ly/pxXJ30ova1K

Today's the last day to purchase early bird tickets. We know you want to totally geek out in a DeLorean, flux capacitor ...
04/22/2019

Today's the last day to purchase early bird tickets. We know you want to totally geek out in a DeLorean, flux capacitor included. "Tell me Doctor, where are we going this time? Is this the 50s? Or 1999?“ - Back in Time by Huey Lewis and the News. #SpringGala2019 #SciFi

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Dan Francis' Stargazing is at least a million. "Stargazing was taken in the midd...
04/21/2019

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Dan Francis' Stargazing is at least a million. "Stargazing was taken in the middle of the night at Maplewood State Park in Minnesota." This piece and many more are available to purchase during the #SpringGala2019 silent auction. About the artist: Francis is a master photographer, photographic craftsman, and a certified professional photographer based out of Fargo, ND. Find out more, go to: https://plainsart.ejoinme.org/2019catalog #SpringGala2019

Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, libations and desserts at the Spring Gala from Catering by Concordia, Chef's Table Cater...
04/19/2019
Purchase Tickets

Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, libations and desserts at the Spring Gala from Catering by Concordia, Chef's Table Catering, Urban Foods Catering, and Nichole's Fine Pastry & Café. Purchase your tickets here: https://plainsart.ejoinme.org/earlybirdtickets #SpringGala2019

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Buy your early bird tickets now, so you can find a look that would "turn back time" for a night at the Spring Gala. Luck...
04/18/2019

Buy your early bird tickets now, so you can find a look that would "turn back time" for a night at the Spring Gala. Luckily, Revolver is a fantastic downtown vintage store to help you find the perfect outfit for this year's theme Time Machine. #SpringGala2019 #Cher

Please join us for an evening with artist, feminist and, activist Cecelia Fire Thunder. Fire Thunder will discuss her gr...
04/17/2019

Please join us for an evening with artist, feminist and, activist Cecelia Fire Thunder. Fire Thunder will discuss her groundbreaking work on wellness and Native American women’s issues, as well as her current doll making project for young women. Thursday, April 18, 6p. Free

Thought you missed out on the early bird ticket sales? Never fear The Doctor is here to save the day. Early bird tickets...
04/17/2019

Thought you missed out on the early bird ticket sales? Never fear The Doctor is here to save the day. Early bird tickets for the Plains Art Spring Gala are now available through April 22. Get them before The Doctor leaves on his/her next adventure: https://plainsart.ejoinme.org/earlybirdtickets . #SpringGala2019

Plains Art Museum & The Center for Creativity are closed Friday, April 12. All classes and programs are cancelled. #isit...
04/12/2019

Plains Art Museum & The Center for Creativity are closed Friday, April 12. All classes and programs are cancelled. #isitspringyet

Prince was right. "Sometimes it snows in April" All classes and programs at the Museum and Center for Creativity are can...
04/11/2019

Prince was right. "Sometimes it snows in April" All classes and programs at the Museum and Center for Creativity are cancelled. Museum will close at 5pm. Stay safe and warm.

Prince was right. "Sometimes it snows in April" All classes and programs at the Museum and Center for Creativity are can...
04/11/2019

Prince was right. "Sometimes it snows in April" All classes and programs at the Museum and Center for Creativity are cancelled. Museum will close at 5pm. Stay safe and warm.

Make sure to purchase those early bird tickets to ensure that you too will enjoy some amazing hors d'oeuvre, libations a...
04/09/2019

Make sure to purchase those early bird tickets to ensure that you too will enjoy some amazing hors d'oeuvre, libations and dessert while celebrating #SpringGala2019. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, go to: https://plainsart.ejoinme.org/timemachine

Something very cool is about to happen. What is it? Why is it? Stay tuned for more.
04/09/2019

Something very cool is about to happen. What is it? Why is it? Stay tuned for more.

Are you ready for some ‘before’ photos of our new space?!?

And that’s a wrap for another season of Kid Quest. But don’t worry, Kid Quest will be back in October. Thank you to ...
04/07/2019
KVRR News

And that’s a wrap for another season of Kid Quest. But don’t worry, Kid Quest will be back in October. Thank you to our gracious sponsors: Xcel Energy, Kiwanis Club of Fargo, and Minnesota Public Radio.

Fargo Families Make Pinwheels at Plains Art Museum’s Kidquest

Last Kid Quest of the season is this Saturday (4.6, 1-4 p)! View art that embraces the natural elements of our surroundi...
04/05/2019

Last Kid Quest of the season is this Saturday (4.6, 1-4 p)! View art that embraces the natural elements of our surroundings, & meet artist Zoran Mojsilov. Move into the studio to create a project that utilizes the winds of North Dakota. Free! Register at plainsart.org/create.

04/05/2019
04/04/2019
Coversation with @zoranmojsilov is happening right now!
04/04/2019

Coversation with @zoranmojsilov is happening right now!

04/04/2019
Friday, April 5, 6pm What is your time machine? Create a small assemblage sculpture reflecting your past, present, & fut...
04/04/2019

Friday, April 5, 6pm What is your time machine? Create a small assemblage sculpture reflecting your past, present, & future. Starting with a tour of Zoran Mojsilov: Time Machine, participants will discover how symbols translate across cultures & time. For children ages 8+ & their adult(s). There is still 'time' to register at plainsart.org/create

Spring Gala: Time Machine! Tickets: plainsart.org
04/04/2019

Spring Gala: Time Machine! Tickets: plainsart.org

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704 1st Ave N
Fargo, ND
58102

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(701) 551-6100

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