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

Curated Gift Idea #5: Glass ornaments by Jon Offutt available now in The Store. Join us today for Plaid Friday 11:00-5:0...
11/29/2019

Curated Gift Idea #5: Glass ornaments by Jon Offutt available now in The Store. Join us today for Plaid Friday 11:00-5:00. 20% off all store purchases, free gift wrapping, create a DIY gift tag, free gallery admission, and complimentary cookies and coffee.

Curated Gift Idea #4: Up-cycled vintage sweater mittens available in The Store. We are closed today, but join us tomorro...
11/28/2019

Curated Gift Idea #4: Up-cycled vintage sweater mittens available in The Store. We are closed today, but join us tomorrow for Plaid Friday 11:00-5:00. Free gallery admission and 20% off all purchases in The Store.

Curated Gift Idea #4: Up-cycled vintage sweater mittens available in The Store. We are closed today, but join us tomorro...
11/28/2019

Curated Gift Idea #4: Up-cycled vintage sweater mittens available in The Store. We are closed today, but join us tomorrow for Plaid Friday 11:00-5:00. Free gallery admission and 20% off all purchases in The Store.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! The Museum and Center for Creativity are closed Thursday. Support local busin...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! The Museum and Center for Creativity are closed Thursday. Support local businesses this Plaid Friday. The Store is offering a 20% discount on all purchases with free gift wrapping. Create a DIY gift tag at our drop in activity table, snack on complimentary cookies and coffee. And of course, free general admission to our galleries. #plaidfriday

Curated Gift Idea #3: Artist series mugs by Jorge Mora available now in The Store. Museum Members receive 10% off all pu...
11/27/2019

Curated Gift Idea #3: Artist series mugs by Jorge Mora available now in The Store. Museum Members receive 10% off all purchases. Become a Museum Member today! Check out our online store at pamstore.org

Curated Gift Idea #2: Greetings from Fargo and from Moorhead prints by Amy Jo available now in The Store. Museum Members...
11/26/2019

Curated Gift Idea #2: Greetings from Fargo and from Moorhead prints by Amy Jo available now in The Store. Museum Members receive 10% off all purchases. Become a Museum Member today! Check out our online store at pamstore.org

Curated Gift Idea #1:  AW GEEZ crew neck sweatshirt from Lost in Fargo available now in The Store. Museum members receiv...
11/25/2019

Curated Gift Idea #1: AW GEEZ crew neck sweatshirt from Lost in Fargo available now in The Store. Museum members receive 10% off all purchases. Become a Museum Member today. Check out our online store at pamstore.org

LAST DAY! Support local art and artists at our 6th Annual Holiday Art Sale this Friday and Saturday! Features unique wor...
11/23/2019

LAST DAY! Support local art and artists at our 6th Annual Holiday Art Sale this Friday and Saturday! Features unique works of art in ceramic, printmaking, and jewelry by talented regional, professional and emerging area artists including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity. Proceeds support the participating artists and the Robert Kurkowski Ceramic Studio in the Center for Creativity.

Today is the day! Show us how much you #care and donate to Art  + Autism through FM Area Foundation's #caringcatalog. Le...
11/22/2019

Today is the day! Show us how much you #care and donate to Art + Autism through FM Area Foundation's #caringcatalog. Learn More here!

http://ow.ly/JjL350xigUg

Support local art and artists at our 6th Annual Holiday Art Sale this Friday and Saturday! Features unique works of art ...
11/22/2019

Support local art and artists at our 6th Annual Holiday Art Sale this Friday and Saturday! Features unique works of art in ceramic, printmaking, and jewelry by talented regional, professional and emerging area artists including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity. Proceeds support the participating artists and the Robert Kurkowski Ceramic Studio in the Center for Creativity.

Timeline Photos
11/21/2019

Timeline Photos

You are cordially invited to join us for our third annual Port & Chocolate Tasting this Thursday (11.21) at 7 pm. Enjoy ...
11/20/2019

You are cordially invited to join us for our third annual Port & Chocolate Tasting this Thursday (11.21) at 7 pm. Enjoy samples of port–red, white, & more from Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops. Devour delectable chocolates from Nichole’s Fine Pastry. Plus receive a 10% discount on all Holiday Sale items. $15 / Members Free. Become a member that night, you will immediately receive a 10% discount on all Holiday Art Sale items.

Support local art and artists at our 6th Annual Holiday Art Sale this Friday and Saturday! Features unique works of art ...
11/20/2019

Support local art and artists at our 6th Annual Holiday Art Sale this Friday and Saturday! Features unique works of art in ceramic, printmaking, and jewelry by talented regional, professional and emerging area artists including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity. Proceeds support the participating artists and the Robert Kurkowski Ceramic Studio in the Center for Creativity.

You are cordially invited to join us for our third annual Port & Chocolate Tasting this Thursday (11.21) at 7 pm. Enjoy ...
11/19/2019

You are cordially invited to join us for our third annual Port & Chocolate Tasting this Thursday (11.21) at 7 pm. Enjoy samples of port–red, white, & more from Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops. Devour delectable chocolates from Nichole’s Fine Pastry. Plus receive a 10% discount on all Holiday Sale items. $15 / Members Free. Become a member that night, you will immediately receive a 10% discount on all Holiday Art Sale items.

Join us at tomorrow (11.19) at 9 am & learn how Creative Planned Giving is not about money but the credibility of genero...
11/18/2019

Join us at tomorrow (11.19) at 9 am & learn how Creative Planned Giving is not about money but the credibility of generosity in supporting the future of another organization. Led by Chantal Stennerson, Tax Manager at Eide Bailly LLP. Free w/ registration. http://ow.ly/vm3050xe3kw

11/15/2019
11/15/2019
Join us tonight for an entertaining evening of conversation with multimedia artist Brad Kahlhamer and sculptor Aaron Spa...
11/14/2019
Tribally ambiguous artist who has been sketching since he was 3 to discuss his work at Plains Art Museum Thursday | INFORUM

Join us tonight for an entertaining evening of conversation with multimedia artist Brad Kahlhamer and sculptor Aaron Spangler. Talk starts at 6 pm, free and open to the public.

FARGO — Native American artist Brad Kahlhamer exists in what he calls the third place: the intersection of two opposing histories, one in the Native world and one in the non-Native world.

Join us this Thursday (11.14) at 6p for a Creative Voices Talk with multimedia artist Brad Kahlhamer & sculptor Aaron Sp...
11/13/2019

Join us this Thursday (11.14) at 6p for a Creative Voices Talk with multimedia artist Brad Kahlhamer & sculptor Aaron Spangler. Kahlhamer works with a range of media from sculpture & painting to performance & music to explore what he refers to as the “third place”—a meeting point of two opposing personal histories. Following the Talk, join us at Zandbroz Variety (420 Broadway) for live music & readings with Brad Kahlhamer, Aaron Spangler, and friends. Free.

Please join us tomorrow (11.12 / 7:30 am) at Plains Art Museum’s next gathering in the Art & Business Breakfast series.K...
11/11/2019

Please join us tomorrow (11.12 / 7:30 am) at Plains Art Museum’s next gathering in the Art & Business Breakfast series.

Keeping the “A” in STE(A)M: STEM appears in 2005 when two US House members “set up the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM, caucus” in Congress. A few more mentions of STEM appear in 2006. And by 2008, STEM is making headlines. STEAM—the addition of ART—arrived around 2010-2011. But why has it been so difficult for the “A” to stay in STEM? What will it take keep it there? Join us as Lisa Parrish tells us why and how.

Parrish is founder of Musical Bridges, a Fargo-Moorhead based organization that connects cultures through music, uses STEAM concepts by relating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to one another, demonstrating that the whole is stronger than its parts.

Registration required for this FREE event, generously sponsored by Heartland Trust Company. http://ow.ly/zxKy50x89wf

11/11/2019

Every veteran is a hero.

To all the veterans out there… we salute you! Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Plants for Patients
11/10/2019

Plants for Patients

Don't forget to get tickets for our next P4P Clay Class - November. The class is November 14, 6:30 - 8:30 at the Katherine Kilbourne Center for Creativity at the Plains Art Museum.

The class is a great way to use creativity to spread compassion 🌿 You'll design 4-6 planters - and keep your favorite one! The rest are donated to Plants for Patients.

Class type: Slab Pots with Additions - Create planters using cookie cutters and stamps. Good for ages 8+

Tag a friend 👇👇

JOIN US THIS WEEKEND! You have three days to come and experience MEDITATION RETREAT, a non-visual experience at the @pla...
11/08/2019

JOIN US THIS WEEKEND! You have three days to come and experience MEDITATION RETREAT, a non-visual experience at the @plainsartmuseum in Fargo! It will be a part of the Other Four exhibit focusing on the senses other than sight where the artwork is primarily experienced through taste, touch, sound, and scent. This experimental work only reinforces how @theatreb truly is ‘For the Brave and Curious’! Friday & Saturday 7pm / Sunday 2pm.

Plains Art Museum is excited to include a 1971 Judy Chicago painting, "Big Blue Pink" from the Flesh Garden series, in "...
11/07/2019

Plains Art Museum is excited to include a 1971 Judy Chicago painting, "Big Blue Pink" from the Flesh Garden series, in "Generation: Women Artists in the Plains Art Museum Collection" current exhibition, courtesy of the Art Bridges program. This major work of American art comes to Plains Art Museum audiences thanks to a recently developed partnership with Art Bridges which shares important American artworks from the collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR). The addition of Big Blue Pink strengthens this year's permanent collection exhibition's content and timeline as we take a post-modern socio-historical look within the acquisition of women's artwork in the permanent collection of Plains Art Museum (1965-current). This exhibition is on view through March 22, 2020. A special thank you to Art Bridges for its commitment to arts access for all—and for bringing important American artwork to North Dakota!

An artist of international renown, Judy Chicago was a pioneer in the West Coast feminist art movement and started the first Feminist Art Program at Fresno State College in 1971, the same year that Big Blue Pink was created. Like the other paintings in the series, Big Blue Pink employs a geometric grid to contain areas of soft color that dissolve into white light. Chicago would later feel that the formal abstraction of this and related works were insufficient for furthering her political goals, and she soon began to make more explicitly feminist work, such as her iconic installation "The Dinner Party" (1979).

Read more about the Generation exhibition here: https://plainsart.org/exhibitions/generation/

JOIN US! You have three days to come and experience MEDITATION RETREAT, a non-visual experience at the @plainsartmuseum ...
11/07/2019

JOIN US! You have three days to come and experience MEDITATION RETREAT, a non-visual experience at the @plainsartmuseum in Fargo! It will be a part of the Other Four exhibit focusing on the senses other than sight where artwork is primarily experienced through taste, touch, sound, and scent. This experimental work only reinforces how @theatreb truly is ‘For the Brave and Curious’!

11/06/2019

Cross-National Artist Talk with Meghan Kirkwood and Jeannette Unite is canceled for Thursday, Nov. 7.

Be sure to join us for this amazing arts event in conjunction with The Other Four exhibit at the @plainsartmuseum! Only ...
11/05/2019

Be sure to join us for this amazing arts event in conjunction with The Other Four exhibit at the @plainsartmuseum! Only three days to hear and see our performance of MEDITATION RETREAT - Nov. 8 & 9 at 7PM (doors open at 6:30pm), and Nov. 10 at 2PM (doors open at 1:30 PM). Free admission!

Check out our FB page or website for more info!

Kid Quest is on!
11/02/2019

Kid Quest is on!

4th Annual Printober Tee Party is underway! Kid Quest is the first Saturday of the month from 1-4pm! Come get your print on!

Tee Party this Saturday (11.2, 1-4p)! Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are printed? Explore printmaking around the Mu...
10/29/2019

Tee Party this Saturday (11.2, 1-4p)! Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are printed? Explore printmaking around the Museum before screenprinting your own t-shirt. Child size t-shirts are provided; adults are welcome to bring their own. Free. Register at plainsart.org/create

Tee Party this Saturday (11.2, 1-4p)! Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are printed? Explore printmaking around the Mu...
10/28/2019

Tee Party this Saturday (11.2, 1-4p)! Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are printed? Explore printmaking around the Museum before screenprinting your own t-shirt. Child size t-shirts are provided; adults are welcome to bring their own. Free. Register at plainsart.org/create @ Plains Art Museum

Plains Art Museum's cover photo
10/24/2019

Plains Art Museum's cover photo

We took our teaching artists on the road today to Richland 44 Elementary School in Abercrombie, ND with our Plains Art I...
10/23/2019

We took our teaching artists on the road today to Richland 44 Elementary School in Abercrombie, ND with our Plains Art Inside and Out program. Had a great time making penguins with first, second and third graders! Plains Art Inside & Out is your opportunity to design an art-making workshop, customized to your group’s schedule and needs, led by professional teaching artists. These experiences are offered inside Plains Art Museum’s Center for Creativity or outside the Museum at an alternate location of your choosing. Find out more here: https://plainsart.org/create/experience-by-request/

Join us this Thursday (10.24) at 6 pm as we host author, poet, and playwright Marcie Rendon. Hear Marcie speak about her...
10/23/2019
Author Marcie Rendon to discuss new book sparked by missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis | INFORUM

Join us this Thursday (10.24) at 6 pm as we host author, poet, and playwright Marcie Rendon. Hear Marcie speak about her new book "Girl Gone Missing" for an evening you must not miss. Free.

FARGO — Author Marcie Rendon says her new book "Girl Gone Missing" was inspired by two things: the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and the selfless spirit of Indigenous people.

Thursday, October 24 at 6pm. Plains Art Museum is proud to host author, poet, and playwright Marcie Rendon as she speaks...
10/23/2019

Thursday, October 24 at 6pm. Plains Art Museum is proud to host author, poet, and playwright Marcie Rendon as she speaks about her new book "Girl Gone Missing" for an evening you must not miss. Free.

Happy Birthday, Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008)!One of the most influential American artists due to his radical blending...
10/22/2019

Happy Birthday, Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008)!

One of the most influential American artists due to his radical blending of materials and methods, Robert Rauschenberg was a crucial figure in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern art movements. Rauschenberg studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, the Académie Julian in Paris, and the famed Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina. Working collaboratively with master printers, he challenged the limits and methods of printmaking to create innovative experimental prints. His subjects often included magazine and newspaper imagery such as those seen in this lithograph. While he created this print on paper, the traditional support (surface) for prints, he also made prints on cardboard, fabric, and plastic. Here, Rauschenberg used wove (smooth) paper, which differs from laid (textured) paper.

Call for Artists!
10/22/2019

Call for Artists!

You are an
Artist First
https://www.artsafa.org/artist-first

Call out for artists!
Arts Access for All seeks new emerging and established artists with disabilities from every cultural background.
Living in the Fargo/Moorhead Metro or the lake’s region of Minnesota, including Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties.
Apply online:
artsafa.org
http://artsafa.org

Submissions due by
November 18, 2019
Show runs
February 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020 at
Historical and Cultural Society of clay county
http://hcscconline.org
Museum at the Hjemkomst Center
Moorhead, Minnesota

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council, made available through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.

http://lrac4.org

10/18/2019
The City of Fargo - Government

Join us tonight from 5-8 pm to welcome back Sodbuster. The event takes place at the south parking lot of Fargo City Hall. Live music provided by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome and food trucks from Fargo Fillies and Suna's Egyptian Eatery will be on site. Check out this video made by The City of Fargo - Government of the recent install of Sodbuster.

The City of #Fargo and Plains Art Museum are hosting a community celebration welcoming the Sodbuster sculpture back to Downtown Fargo tonight from 5 to 8 p.m.

Before going, we invite you to learn more about how McGough helped install the restored sculpture to its new home at the Fargo Civic Plaza Phase I next to the Fargo Public Library Downtown location. #FarMore

For more details on tonight's event, visit http://bit.ly/SodbusterRededication

10/17/2019

#throwbackthursday. For a limited time you can get this snazzy, 80’s logo t-shirt when you purchase a household membership! https://plainsart.org/support/membership/
#plainsartmuseum #welovethe80s

Join us (10.18, 5-8p) for an evening of celebration as our community welcomes Sodbuster home to its new home on the City...
10/16/2019

Join us (10.18, 5-8p) for an evening of celebration as our community welcomes Sodbuster home to its new home on the City Hall Plaza! Music by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome, Food Trucks (Fargo Fillies & Suna’s Egyptian Eatery), & Art Activities. Free & open to the public.

Happy Indigenous People’s Day. Plains Art Museum has an extensive collection of historic and contemporary objects and ar...
10/14/2019

Happy Indigenous People’s Day. Plains Art Museum has an extensive collection of historic and contemporary objects and artworks representing indigenous culture. Featured here is: 1) Fritz Scholder, Kiva Rest, 1977. 2) Club, Haudenosaunee artist unknown, circa 1880. 3) Beadwork bag, likely Ojibwa, artist unknown.

#plainsartmuseum
#art
#ndlegendary
#downtownfargo
#indigenouspeoplesday

Due to blizzard conditions (in October!?!?!) Plains Art Museum & Center for Creativity will be closed Saturday, October ...
10/12/2019

Due to blizzard conditions (in October!?!?!) Plains Art Museum & Center for Creativity will be closed Saturday, October 12. All programs including Kid Quest are canceled.

If you see this post from JobHat.com DO NOT OPEN! This is a spam site collecting information. Our employment opportuniti...
10/11/2019

If you see this post from JobHat.com DO NOT OPEN! This is a spam site collecting information. Our employment opportunities are only listed on credible sites (InDeed and LinkedIn) as well as
https://plainsart.org/jobs.

Tee Party this Saturday (10.12, 1-4p)! Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are printed? Explore printmaking around the M...
10/09/2019

Tee Party this Saturday (10.12, 1-4p)! Have you ever wondered how t-shirts are printed? Explore printmaking around the Museum before screenprinting your own t-shirt. Child size t-shirts are provided; adults are welcome to bring their own. Free. Register at plainsart.org/create

Address

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

Telephone

(701) 551-6100

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