Plains Art Museum

Plains Art Museum Contemporary art museum & art center - Fargo, ND featuring exhibitions, classes, programs & lectures. Also within the museum is Hannaher’s Inc.
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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. Print Studio, and The Store, a gift shop fi

lled 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

Register today! https://canvas.plainsart.org/classes/1318
01/04/2024

Register today! https://canvas.plainsart.org/classes/1318

Few seats remain in our upcoming Make Your Own Beer Stein class with the Plains Art Museum.

Instructors will guide participants through constructing and decorating their own hand-built stein. Clay and tools are provided, and participants will be able to select a glaze for your project. Class fee includes a complimentary glass of Fargo Brewing’s finest.

Upcoming class dates include:
Thursday, January 18th (3 seats remain)
Thursday, February 15th (3 seats remain)
Thursday, March 21st *New Date Added*
Thursday, April 18th *New Date Added*

Cost: $30.00
Location: Fargo Brewing Company 610 N University Dr. Fargo, ND
Register online through The Plains Art Museum website

New year, New Kid Quest! Playful Puppets is on Saturday, January 6, 1-4 pm. Artwork tells stories, so join us in making ...
01/01/2024

New year, New Kid Quest! Playful Puppets is on Saturday, January 6, 1-4 pm. Artwork tells stories, so join us in making a puppet to share your story! Is it a puppy, a monster, or a make-believe creature? Show us how creative you are during gallery activities and making in the studio.

Kid Quest is a FREE program designed for the whole family to explore and create at their own pace. Each month has a unique theme with new artwork to explore and art projects to create. Registration is almost full. Sign up today! https://ow.ly/8wE350QmnQ1

Kid Quest is made possible with support from Minnesota Public Radio.

📷 Ann Arbor Miller

🎆 Happy New Year! We want to remind you the Museum, Center for Creativity and the Store are closed on New Year's Day. 🎇
01/01/2024

🎆 Happy New Year! We want to remind you the Museum, Center for Creativity and the Store are closed on New Year's Day. 🎇

🎆 Plains Art Museum and the Center for Creativity will be closed on New Year's Eve (12.31) & Day (1.1). 🎇
12/31/2023

🎆 Plains Art Museum and the Center for Creativity will be closed on New Year's Eve (12.31) & Day (1.1). 🎇

Oscar Howe Painting Workshop: Friday & Saturday, January 19 & 20, 6-9 pm. During this two-day workshop, teaching artist ...
12/28/2023

Oscar Howe Painting Workshop: Friday & Saturday, January 19 & 20, 6-9 pm. During this two-day workshop, teaching artist David Juarez explores acrylic painting on paper. Inspired by the painting style of Oscar Howe, whose exhibition Oscar Howe: Ikíćiksapa is currently on display at Plains Art Museum, this class will instruct students on Howe’s process while they learn an introduction to acrylic painting. All materials are included in the price of this class.

🎨 Instructor: David Juarez is a Minnesotan artist originally from St. Paul. He earned his BA in Studio Art and a BFA in Art Education from MSUM. Juarez specializes in drawing and painting, focusing on a combination of different themes and concepts.

Register today: https://ow.ly/treY50QmrHv

🖌️ Oscar Howe, Fawn (detail), Casein on paper, Courtesy of the University of South Dakota

Due to the extreme icy conditions, Plains Art Museum, the Center for Creativity, and Open Studio will be closed on Tuesd...
12/26/2023

Due to the extreme icy conditions, Plains Art Museum, the Center for Creativity, and Open Studio will be closed on Tuesday, December 26. Stay safe and warm.

📷 Wayne Gudmundson, Gardar (detail), 1992, Gelatin Silver Print, 13 x 16 1/4 in. Gift of Wayne Gudmundson

Plains Art Museum & the Center for Creativity will be closed on December 24 & 25. Happy Holidays!
12/25/2023

Plains Art Museum & the Center for Creativity will be closed on December 24 & 25. Happy Holidays!

The Store Curated Gift List: Printed Zip Case from The Completist. Holiday Sale happening now - Museum Members enjoy 20%...
12/22/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: Printed Zip Case from The Completist. Holiday Sale happening now - Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases. Become a member today.

Critical Grooves Book Lab, Thursdays, December 28, 6:30-8 PM: Devil in the Blue Dress by Walter MoselyFor our fourth ses...
12/21/2023

Critical Grooves Book Lab, Thursdays, December 28, 6:30-8 PM: Devil in the Blue Dress by Walter Mosely

For our fourth session (Fall-Winter '23), we will read four riveting novels by some acclaimed writers. Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys animates and dramatizes the archive in a devastating and driven narrative that disrupts the comforting mythology upon which notions of sanctity are constructed. Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater, demands that we strap in and hold on as it embarks on a journey through Igbo ontology—a journey grounded in a series of refusals of both ‘tradition’ and ‘modernity.’ V. M. Burns’ Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder promises a sassy, stylish mystery set in a cozy little Michigan town—the first installment of Burns’s Baker Street Mystery series. Finally, Walter Mosely’s classic Devil in a Blue Dress takes us on a scintillating ride down mean streets, through bedeviling political plots, and right into the unconscious bedrooms of American relationships.

If this assemblage of original and diverse voices sounds compelling, please join us at Plains Art Museum on the select dates below. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring your own beverages/snacks, as well. To encourage broad participation, you may acquire the selected texts through convenient means, as per your situation. Also note: Critical Grooves Book Lab selections will be available from The Store at Plains Art Museum. Ages 16+ are welcome. We exercise respect among ourselves.

Free registration https://ow.ly/h87950QkHTl

The Store Curated Gift List: Bedtime Shadow Books. Holiday Sale happening now in The Store. Museum Members enjoy 20% off...
12/21/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: Bedtime Shadow Books. Holiday Sale happening now in The Store. Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases. Become a member today.

The Store Curated Gift List: Support Your Local Museum t-shirt from RAYGUN. Holiday Sale happening now - Museum Members ...
12/20/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: Support Your Local Museum t-shirt from RAYGUN. Holiday Sale happening now - Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases.

Support art experiences like this by donating to the Museum’s year-end campaign today: https://ow.ly/OlS750QkfLC“Every y...
12/20/2023

Support art experiences like this by donating to the Museum’s year-end campaign today: https://ow.ly/OlS750QkfLC

“Every year, 5th grade students at Horizon West look forward to their field trip at Plains Art Museum. It would be difficult to miss how powerful this experience is for these students as you listen to their conversation. Students build connections with each other and the art as they discuss interesting pieces of art in person. It is immediately clear that this visit is having a profound impact on how the students perceive art. They are fully engaged and will remember this experience for their entire lives. I recall one year, a student coming up to me with absolute excitement, telling me how all this art was about him.”

— Local 5th Grade Teacher

The Store Curated Gift List: Plains Proud Museum Person Notebook and Doodle Crayons from AREAWARE. Holiday Sale happenin...
12/19/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: Plains Proud Museum Person Notebook and Doodle Crayons from AREAWARE. Holiday Sale happening now - Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases. Become a member today.

Plains Art Museum is closing early for a staff celebration at 3 PM on Monday, December 18th.
12/18/2023

Plains Art Museum is closing early for a staff celebration at 3 PM on Monday, December 18th.

The Store Curated Gift List: North Dakota Travels and North Dakota Days books by Bro Halff. Holiday Sale happening now -...
12/18/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: North Dakota Travels and North Dakota Days books by Bro Halff. Holiday Sale happening now - Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases. Become a member today.

The Store Curated Gift List: Museum Nerd Notebook. Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Members enjoy 20% of...
12/17/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: Museum Nerd Notebook. Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases now through 12/24. Become a member today.

The Store Curated Gift List: DIY Flower press, Henna, Pottery, and Screen Printing kits from Gift Republic. Holiday Sale...
12/16/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: DIY Flower press, Henna, Pottery, and Screen Printing kits from Gift Republic. Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases. Become a member today.

Join us today for our final Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devrie. Purchase lunch from ...
12/15/2023

Join us today for our final Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devrie. Purchase lunch from Chef Sara Watson, serving up classic menu items from their days at Mosaic Catering.

Enjoy four days of FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS from the area’s best musicians. The music starts at Noon. Take in the galleries for FREE, and shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% (10% for nonmembers) off store purchases from November 24 – December 24.

The Store Curated Gift List: Planners from The Completist. Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Members enjo...
12/15/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: Planners from The Completist. Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases. Become a member today.

Join us today for our fourth Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by the Dakota Rose String Quartet. Purchase lunch f...
12/14/2023

Join us today for our fourth Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by the Dakota Rose String Quartet. Purchase lunch from Chef Sara Watson, serving up classic menu items from their days at Mosaic Catering.

Enjoy four days of FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS from the area’s best musicians. The music starts at Noon. Take in the galleries for FREE, and shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% (10% for nonmembers) off store purchases from November 24 – December 24.

December 14: Dakota Rose String Quartet
December 15: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devrie

The Store Curated Gift List: Mini STED Chocolate Bars. The Store Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Member...
12/14/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: Mini STED Chocolate Bars. The Store Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases. Become a member today.

As 2023 draws to a close and you look for ways to give back, consider a gift that celebrates what makes our community un...
12/13/2023

As 2023 draws to a close and you look for ways to give back, consider a gift that celebrates what makes our community unique by donating to Plains Art Museum. How is Plains Art Museum unique?

The Plains is the only accredited art museum in the region, a status claimed by only 3% of museums in the nation.
Plains Art Museum is also unique because it has a print studio, a ceramic studio, and 2D studio space, which is very rare for museum spaces.

The Museum also offers free general admission to all exhibitions, which is not the norm for museums across the nation. In addition to all of this, Plains Art Museum also offers many free programs for the wider community, including programs specific for families, people with Autism, parents with toddlers, established and emerging artists, indigenous youth, teens of all backgrounds, and more. Plains Art Museum is a museum for ALL because art is for everyone. Please consider a year-end gift as a way to give back to our community and keep Fargo-Moorhead uniquely ours. Read more about our incredible programs. https://plainsart.org/support/2023-year-end-gift/youre-our-story-2023/

Megan Even, Director of Development

P.S. Memberships make great gifts!

Join us today for our third Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by the Fargo-Moorhead Opera. Purchase lunch from Che...
12/13/2023

Join us today for our third Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by the Fargo-Moorhead Opera. Purchase lunch from Chef Sara Watson, serving up classic menu items from their days at Mosaic Catering.

Enjoy four days of FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS from the area’s best musicians. The music starts at Noon. Take in the galleries for FREE, and shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% (10% for nonmembers) off store purchases from November 24 – December 24.

December 13: Fargo-Moorhead Opera
December 14: Dakota Rose String Quartet
December 15: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devrie

The Store Curated Gift List: This Kid Loves the Museum t-shirt and Future Museum Curator Bib from RAYGUN. Holiday Sale h...
12/13/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: This Kid Loves the Museum t-shirt and Future Museum Curator Bib from RAYGUN. Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Members enjoy 20% off store purchases now through 12/24. Become a member today.

The Store Curated Gift List: Plains Art Museum red laser engraved 20 oz Water Bottle. Holiday Sale happening now through...
12/12/2023

The Store Curated Gift List: Plains Art Museum red laser engraved 20 oz Water Bottle. Holiday Sale happening now through 12/24. Museum Members enjoy 20% off all store purchases. Become a member today.

Join us today for our second Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by the Dave Ferreira Trio. Purchase Lunch from Chef...
12/12/2023

Join us today for our second Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by the Dave Ferreira Trio. Purchase Lunch from Chef Sara Watson, serving up classic menu items from their days at Mosaic Catering.

Enjoy four days of FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS from the area’s best musicians. The music starts at Noon. Take in the galleries for FREE, and shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% (10% for nonmembers) off store purchases from November 24 – December 24.

December 12: Dave Ferreira Trio
December 13: Fargo-Moorhead Opera
December 14: Dakota Rose String Quartet
December 15: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devrie

Join us today for our first Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by the Concordia Sax Quartet. Purchase Lunch from Ch...
12/11/2023

Join us today for our first Noon Holiday Concert with a performance by the Concordia Sax Quartet. Purchase Lunch from Chef Sara Watson serving up classic menu items from their days at Mosaic Catering.

Enjoy five days of FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS from the area’s best musicians. The music starts at Noon. Take in the galleries for FREE, and shop artful gifts at The Store and have them wrapped for FREE. Museum memberships make great holiday gifts! Members get 20% (10% for nonmembers) off store purchases, from November 24 – December 24.

December 11: Concordia Sax Quartet
December 12: Dave Ferreira Trio
December 13: Fargo-Moorhead Opera
December 14: Dakota Rose String Quartet
December 15: Sarah Morrau & Bekka Devrie

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704 1st Avenue N
Fargo, ND
58102

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

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(701) 551-6100

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