Plains Art Museum

Social Distancing: Museums Deemed Safest Indoor Place

Study Says Museums Are Safest Indoor Activity When It Comes To Avoiding COVID

  Are you absolutely desperate for some sort of indoor activity to get out of the house this winter. Well here you go. Museums are apparently the safest indoor activity, if you’re looking to avoid the coronavirus. A study from the berlin institute of technology says when it comes to indoor activities, going to a museum is the least-risky activity…

Plains Art Museum exhibit showcases 2020 civil rights movements

FARGO, N.D. – Plains Art Musuem opens the Human Rights Festival Exhibit in its third annual showcase. Presented by the Human Family, this year’s exhibit focuses on the civil rights movements in 2020. Pieces show children detained at the border, COVID-19 and racial injustice. The showcase also addresses North Dakota Native American issues. The exhibit will run until January 23rd….

Remembering Native American lives lost at Wounded Knee massacre

The Wounded Knee tragedy occurred 130 years ago, killing close to 300 Lakota tribe members

WOUNDED KNEE CREEK, S.D. — Tuesday marks the 130th year since the Wounded Knee massacre. “At the time there was a movement with the ghost dance that was occurring sort of this evangelical effort by Native Americans that were praying for sort of relief from all that was happening,” Plains Art Museum Director of Native American Programs Joe Williams said….

Fargo husband and wife sewing face masks for community members, asking for volunteers

The masks are made out of cotton and are non-medical

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo husband and wife are looking for volunteers to help them make face masks for the community. Joe Williams and Ciciley Littlewolf are part of a Native American artists group at the Plains Art Museum. After realizing the museum has four sewing machines not being put to use, they decided to create their own non-medical face…

Human Rights Film & Arts Festival emphasizes human rights for all

The exhibit features artwork by more than 65 artists

FARGO, N.D. — Step onto the third floor of the Plains Art Museum, and you’ll see paintings, photographs, films and letters blanketing the walls. The images created and words written are intentional. Their goal is to bring about change within the local community. “The issues that these artists are talking about in their works are issues that impact every single…

Famous Photographer R. J. Kern Opens Exhibit At Plains Art Museum

R.J. Kern's work is called "The Unchosen."

FARGO, N.D. — A famous American photographer is showcasing one of his latest exhibits at the Plains Art Museum that has roots in the Midwest. R. J. Kern’s work is called “The Unchosen.” It’s about the honors and efforts of animals and their handlers who came in last place at 10 Minnesota county fairs. Kern says the artwork showcases the…

Plains Art Museum Brings Back Free Noon Holiday Concerts

The free event is celebrating its 21st year.

FARGO, N.D. – The three week event brings in local musicians including students and established artists to play from noon to one from Monday to Thursday. There will also be meals available for purchase. The museum hopes through this event more people check out all it has to offer. “Oh, I think it’s great to like I said, get people…

“The Other Four” Art Exhibit Explores Senses Other Than Sight

The exhibit will be up through November

FARGO, N.D. — When you think of an art museum, you probably think of looking at paintings and sculptures. There’s a new exhibit at the Plains Art Museum that lets you hear, smell and get your hands on the art. When you walk in, you’re greeted with an invitation to sniff and taste some things and write down what they remind…

Kids Enjoy Littles Art Day at the Plains Art Museum

Littles Art day is for young children to enjoy things like a dance class, reading time, making art and performances by NDSU theater students.

FARGO, N.D.– Children, ages five and under, are dabbling in the some fun while also learning at the Plains Art Museum. Littles Art day is for young children to enjoy things like a dance class, reading time, making art and performances by NDSU theater students. Gaspers School of Dance, Fargo Public Library, and Kindermusik were also there to help kids…