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

Wednesday new 5 Plain Questions with Roger Broer. Subscribe on Apple Podcast.
06/06/2020

Wednesday new 5 Plain Questions with Roger Broer. Subscribe on Apple Podcast.

This next Wednesday’s episode of 5 Plain Questions we are excited and honored to interview with the great Roger Broer. Stay tuned and don’t miss this one! @ Fargo, North Dakota

06/05/2020

Due to unimaginable and unforgiveable circumstances, Plains Art Museum is severing any and all ties with Lifestyle Publications effective immediately.

WELCOME BACK! Our first and second floor galleries are open today, and we cannot wait to see you. Your safety is importa...
06/04/2020

WELCOME BACK! Our first and second floor galleries are open today, and we cannot wait to see you. Your safety is important to us, please check out our new guidelines for visitors here https://plainsart.org/visit/

Where's the Art Party at? Tune in to Facebook Live (M-F) at 10 am (CST) for Hayden's Art Party. On this kid/family frien...
06/04/2020

Where's the Art Party at? Tune in to Facebook Live (M-F) at 10 am (CST) for Hayden's Art Party. On this kid/family friendly channel you will learn how to draw, paint, sculpt and create awesome art at any age. #museumsathome #homeschool M.Schleif Photography

06/03/2020
Hayden The Art Dude

Hayden The Art Dude

Donate: www.paypal.me/HaydenSwanson75
Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Kids will create custom skateboard decks, and Hayden's show kids how to make an instrumental using a looper pedal.
Performance by- Katherine Hansberry

Hayden the Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson, focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

Art museums are often places of vital civic dialogue, healing, and escape. Given the conditions the world is facing - th...
06/03/2020

Art museums are often places of vital civic dialogue, healing, and escape. Given the conditions the world is facing - the pandemic is severely hurting people's lives and livelihoods, persistent injustice toward people of color has reached a tipping point, and the good work of so many of our local community leaders and peaceful protesters is overshadowed by riot - the work of art museums has never been more important. Plains Art Museum is a safe space for expression, a place for reflection, and we use art to facilitate idea exchange and conversation.

On Thursday of this week, Plains Art Museum announces our phase 1 reopening. The reopening of the Museum's galleries - with new social distancing and mask-wearing requirements as well as increased sanitizing protocols - will provide artful community space at a time when it is needed most. Phase 2, which will happen later this summer, will include our Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Phase 3 will reintroduce larger events when it is safer to do so. It has been too long since we have last seen you and we look forward to seeing you soon! View our new visitor guidelines here: https://plainsart.org/visit/

06/02/2020
Hayden's Art Party Ep.27 Altered Art History

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Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Episode 27. Altered Art HIstory
Hayden will alter Grant Wood's - American Gothic to a fun party filled modern version.
Submit your kids drawings in the comments below to be featured in tomorrows episode at 10 am!

@Hayden The Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of @Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson , focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

#haydensartparty #kidsart #kidsartshow #kidstv #artshow #arttvprogram #arttv #artfromhome #museumfromhome #plainsartmuseum #haydenswanson #howtovideo #howtodraw #sculpting #sculpture #clay #space #kidsspace

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06/02/2020

Timeline Photos

Where's the Art Party at? Tune in to Facebook Live (M-F) at 10 am (CST) for Hayden's Art Party. On this kid/family frien...
06/02/2020

Where's the Art Party at? Tune in to Facebook Live (M-F) at 10 am (CST) for Hayden's Art Party. On this kid/family friendly channel you will learn how to draw, paint, sculpt and create awesome art at any age. #museumsathome #homeschool M.Schleif Photography

This Wednesday new 5 Plain Questions with Keith Braveheart. Subscribe on Apple Podcast.
06/02/2020

This Wednesday new 5 Plain Questions with Keith Braveheart. Subscribe on Apple Podcast.

This Wednesday be sure to check in the newest 5 Plain Questions with this week's guest, Keith Braveheart. Here, he'll share his background, his experience growing up and his discovery of art through the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute. Subscribe to us on Apple Podcast today!

In his Rebirth of a Nation series Paul Miller (aka D.J. Spooky) references the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation, a film w...
06/01/2020

In his Rebirth of a Nation series Paul Miller (aka D.J. Spooky) references the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation, a film which promotes racism, inequality, and bigotry. Through a multi-media performance which includes rescoring the film with his own modern compositions, and the series of prints from which these images are drawn, Miller demonstrates that the oppression of African Americans, the injustices that they face, and the systematic racism within society persists over a century after this reviled film was released.
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Paul Miller
Selection from Rebirth of a Nation series
Digital inkjet print
2004
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#blacklivesmatter
#georgefloyd
#justiceforgeorgefloyd

In his Rebirth of a Nation series Paul Miller (aka D.J. Spooky) references the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation, a film w...
06/01/2020

In his Rebirth of a Nation series Paul Miller (aka D.J. Spooky) references the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation, a film which promotes racism, inequality, and bigotry. Through a multi-media performance which includes rescoring the film with his own modern compositions, and the series of prints from which these images are drawn, Miller demonstrates that the oppression of African Americans, the injustices that they face, and the systematic racism within society persists over a century after this reviled film was released.
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We must do better.
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Paul Miller
Selection from Rebirth of a Nation series
Digital inkjet print
2004
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#blacklivesmatter
#georgefloyd
#justiceforgeorgefloyd

06/01/2020
Hayden's Art Party Ep.47 Punk Rocker

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Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Episode 47. Punk Rocker
Submit your kids drawings in the comments below to be featured in a future episode at Live Monday- Friday at 10 am!

Hayden The Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson , focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

#haydensartparty #kidsart #kidsartshow #kidstv #artshow #arttvprogram #arttv #artfromhome #museumfromhome #plainsartmuseum #haydenswanson #howtovideo #howtodraw #sculpting #sculpture #clay #space

Ellsworth Kelly was born today (May 31st) in 1923. Kelly’s minimalistic works focus on form and color and are often abst...
06/01/2020

Ellsworth Kelly was born today (May 31st) in 1923. Kelly’s minimalistic works focus on form and color and are often abstracted interpretations of scenes in the real world, such as shadows cast by trees, or elements of buildings.
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Ellsworth Kelly
Untitled
Lithograph
Gift of Myer and Marjorie C. Shark
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#plainsartmuseum #museumathome #colour #form #museumfromhome #fargo #downtownfargo #askacurator #modernart #lithography #historyofart #arthistory #ellsworthkelly #instagood #photooftheday

05/28/2020

Turn up the volume and turn down the lights for this episode of Throwing Thursday, a moment for you to slow down, meditate, and appreciate the movement and elemental relationship of hands and clay. Our ceramics studio is empty right now, but we look forward to the days that it is bustling with energy again. Until then, sending positive energy your way. 🌀🌀🌀 #MuseumMomentsofZen #MuseumsFromHome #wheelthrowing #LearningThroughPlay #homeschool #potteryvideos #throwingthursday

05/28/2020
The Arts Partnership

Today at 4pm on Facebook Live.

Are you missing Plains Art Museum? Then watch Director Andy Maus' TEDx talk and tune in today at 4pm for a follow up conversation with TEDxLive. #SupportLocalArt #TEDxFargo

05/28/2020
Cupcake Color Theory

It's #throwbackthursday. Watch Plains Art Museum teaching artist, Chelsea Steffes demonstrate #colortheory using cupcake batter and food coloring. Yum! Don't forget to tag @plainsartmuseum with your own color theory #cupcake creation! #artathome #cupcakeart #edibleart

05/28/2020
Hayden The Art Dude

Hayden The Art Dude

Donate: www.paypal.me/HaydenSwanson75
Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Episode 44.. Abstract Art
Submit your kids drawings in the comments below to be featured in a future episode at Live Monday- Friday at 10 am!

Hayden The Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson , focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

#haydensartparty #kidsart #kidsartshow #kidstv #artshow #arttvprogram #arttv #artfromhome #museumfromhome #plainsartmuseum #haydenswanson #howtovideo #howtodraw #sculpting #sculpture #clay #space

While the museum has been closed recently there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes. Here is our copy stan...
05/27/2020

While the museum has been closed recently there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes. Here is our copy stand set up which we use to digitize works on paper. We need to be a bit resourceful at times, but we make it work. The high quality photographs that we are taking can be used for producing graphics or catalogs, and most importantly for documenting the condition of artworks over time.

#museumathome #museumfromhome #artmuseum #art #photography #artphotography #canonphotography #downtownfargo #howdoyoumuseum #artgallery #museumlover #musesocial #askacurator

05/27/2020
Hayden's Art Party Ep 46. Space Monkey

Donate: www.paypal.me/HaydenSwanson75
Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Episode 46. Space Monkey
Submit your kids drawings in the comments below to be featured in a future episode at Live Monday- Friday at 10 am!

Hayden The Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson , focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

#haydensartparty #kidsart #kidsartshow #kidstv #artshow #arttvprogram #arttv #artfromhome #museumfromhome #plainsartmuseum #haydenswanson #howtovideo #howtodraw #sculpting #sculpture #clay #space

05/27/2020

Welcome back to #trimmingtuesday a moment to slow down, meditate, and appreciate the movement and relationship of clay and the tools we use to finish the bottoms of pots. Our ceramic studio is empty right now, but we’re looking forward to the days where it is bustling with energy again. Until then, sending positive energy your way 🌀🌀🌀 #museumfromhome #museummomentofzen #learningthroughplay #homeschool #945

05/26/2020
Hayden The Art Dude

Hayden The Art Dude

Donate: www.paypal.me/HaydenSwanson75
Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Episode 36. My Dream Job
Hayden will draw himself as a superstar rapper in this 5 minute video challenge.
Submit your kids drawings in the comments below to be featured in a future episode at Live Monday- Friday at 10 am!

Hayden The Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson , focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

#haydensartparty #kidsart #kidsartshow #kidstv #artshow #arttvprogram #arttv #artfromhome #museumfromhome #plainsartmuseum #haydenswanson #howtovideo #howtodraw #sculpting #sculpture #clay #space

05/25/2020
Hayden's Art Party Ep.45 Breakfast in Bed

Donate: www.paypal.me/HaydenSwanson75
Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Episode 45. Breakfast in bed disaster!
Submit your kids drawings in the comments below to be featured in a future episode at Live Monday- Friday at 10 am!

Hayden The Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson , focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

#haydensartparty #kidsart #kidsartshow #kidstv #artshow #arttvprogram #arttv #artfromhome #museumfromhome #plainsartmuseum #haydenswanson #howtovideo #howtodraw #sculpting #sculpture #clay #space

A belated happy Victoria Day to all the Canadians who keep up with the Fargo arts scene by following Plains Art Museum o...
05/22/2020

A belated happy Victoria Day to all the Canadians who keep up with the Fargo arts scene by following Plains Art Museum on Instagram and Facebook!
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To mark the day here is “H.M. The Queen” which depicts Queen Victoria walking her dog. This lithograph was created by Sir William Nicholson, who may be best known for his illustrations in the book “The Velveteen Rabbit”.
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Sir William Nicholson
“H.M. The Queen”
Lithograph
1899
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#askacurator #musesocial #howdoyoumuseum #museumselfie #museumfromhome #museumathome #downtownfargo #fargo #art #photooftheday #ınstagood #printmaking #museumlover #culture #artmuseum #curatorbattle #ndlegendary #northdakota

05/22/2020
The Divine Comedy: Paradiso

Listen to Canto 1 of The Divine Comedy: Paradiso, read by Olivia Data and Steve Jacobs. In Canto 1 of the last book of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy (c. 1308-20), Dante is joined by Beatrice, a beloved childhood friend, in the Earthly Paradise atop Mount Purgatory. They ascend towards the sun together.

Salvador Dalí’s illustration of the first Canto of Paradiso focuses on Dante, who has turned away from the sun to have a conversation with Beatrice. The bright sun illuminates his back side, as he looks towards his guide. You can view this and all of Salvador Dali’s illustrations from the exhibition Salvador Dali’s Stairway to Heaven on our website at https://plainsart.org/exhibitions/salvador-dali/. #SalvadorDalí #DalíWeek #TheDivineComedy #Paradiso

05/22/2020
Hayden The Art Dude

Hayden The Art Dude

Donate: www.paypal.me/HaydenSwanson75
Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Episode 27. Altered Art HIstory
Hayden will alter Grant Wood's - American Gothic to a fun party filled modern version.
Submit your kids drawings in the comments below to be featured in tomorrows episode at 10 am!

@Hayden The Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of @Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson , focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

#haydensartparty #kidsart #kidsartshow #kidstv #artshow #arttvprogram #arttv #artfromhome #museumfromhome #plainsartmuseum #haydenswanson #howtovideo #howtodraw #sculpting #sculpture #clay #space #kidsspace

Where's the Art Party at? Tune in to Facebook Live (M-F) at 10 am (CST) for Hayden's Art Party. On this kid/family frien...
05/22/2020

Where's the Art Party at? Tune in to Facebook Live (M-F) at 10 am (CST) for Hayden's Art Party. On this kid/family friendly channel you will learn how to draw, paint, sculpt and create awesome art at any age. #museumsathome #homeschool M.Schleif Photography

05/22/2020
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gail Kendall has pieces in our permanent collection.

Watch Gail Kendall discuss one of her favorite cups by Sarah Jaeger in the newest video in the Potters Favorite Pots series:

#arrowmont #arrowmontexperience #pottersfavoritepots #utilitarianclay #celebratetheobject #sarahjaegerpottery

05/21/2020

Turn up the volume and turn down the lights for this episode of Throwing Thursday, a moment for you to slow down, meditate, and appreciate the movement and elemental relationship of hands and clay. Our ceramics studio is empty right now, but we look forward to the days that it is bustling with energy again. Until then, sending positive energy your way. 🌀🌀🌀 #MuseumMomentsofZen #MuseumsFromHome #wheelthrowing #LearningThroughPlay #homeschool #potteryvideos #throwingthursday

05/21/2020
Intaglio Demo by Amanda Heidt

Salvador Dalí’s illustrated edition of Les Chants de Maldoror (The Songs of Maldoror), presented in the exhibition Salvador Dali’s Stairway to Heaven, utilizes the intaglio printmaking process. Between 1932 and 1934, Dalí produced 44 intaglios for a new edition of the text. Dalí’s illustrations are free interpretations of the text that explore themes prevalent in his Surrealist paintings of the 1930s.

The intaglio process involves engraving or etching into a surface. The engraved or etched lines hold the ink that is applied to the surface then wiped out. Utilizing heavy pressure and wet paper, the plate is sent through the press to create the mirror image of itself on the paper from the plate. Watch as Hannaher’s Print Studio Manager Amanda Heidt demonstrates the intaglio process.

You can view all of Salvador Dali’s illustrations from the exhibition Salvador Dali’s Stairway to Heaven on our website at https://plainsart.org/exhibitions/salvador-dali/. #SalvadorDali #DalíWeek #intaglio #printmaking

05/21/2020
Hayden's Art Party Ep.44 Abstract Art

Donate: www.paypal.me/HaydenSwanson75
Venmo: Livin_The_Dream
Episode 44.. Abstract Art
Submit your kids drawings in the comments below to be featured in a future episode at Live Monday- Friday at 10 am!

Hayden The Art Dude is a teaching artist at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo ND. He also the founder of Livin' the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson , focusing on functional pottery for the home using emoji like symbols to decorate the colorful pots.

#haydensartparty #kidsart #kidsartshow #kidstv #artshow #arttvprogram #arttv #artfromhome #museumfromhome #plainsartmuseum #haydenswanson #howtovideo #howtodraw #sculpting #sculpture #clay #space

On our next 5 Plain Questions podcast meet Falcon Gott, an emerging Native American filmmaker who currently resides in F...
05/21/2020

On our next 5 Plain Questions podcast meet Falcon Gott, an emerging Native American filmmaker who currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota.

On our next 5 Plain Questions podcast meet Falcon Gott , an emerging Native American filmmaker who currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota. Falcon has been honing his filmmaking skills since 2015, working and improving on aspects such as directing, cinematography, editing, sound design, and storytelling. Falcon’s films mainly focus on Native American stories. Native Americans have been misrepresented in main stream films for many years, by focusing on Native American stories, Falcon hopes to convey truthful and accurate insight to Native American peoples.

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Well, drat!
Today I took four young people through galleries filled with amazing pieces by women from the permanent collection, Native American women from the Midwest, and other astonishing, interactive art. They were joyful as they voted for their favorite birdhouses in the gallery across the skybridge. There were so many opportunities for great discussions based on the art we saw. We asked questions like, "What is art? What makes a person an artist? Is nudity okay in art?" We all shared opinions excitedly throughout the galleries today. But I gotta say, THIS SIGN provided an educational moment equally important to any of the conversations we had based on art. "Gender neutral..." read one of the young people carefully, clearly seeing this term for the first time. "What does that mean?" they asked. We talked about it. The clever young person took in the new information about gender, (about there being more than two,) in stride. "Cool," they said. And that was that. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for providing this space in the museum, for the people it includes rather than excludes, for the people it educates. You made my day. ❤
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Check this out.
highly recommended!