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8 Ways to Enjoy North Dakota Arts and Culture

A journey across North Dakota should include these must-see art museums and cultural and heritage destinations.

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Plains Art Museum
Plains Art Museum

Accredited fine art museum in the heart of historic downtown Fargo is home to exhibitions, The Store, performances, special events, tours, and classes. Plains Art Museum is available for receptions, meeting, and banquets. Full-service catering and AV equipment available in a brilliantly renovated, historic, yet modern art museum.

National buffalo museum
National Buffalo Museum & Store

The museum portrays the evolution of the buffalo through its displays and exhibits. Look for the live herd of buffalo and the rare albino buffalo, White Cloud. Visit the Prairie Winds Gift Shop for unique North Dakota gifts and buffalo related items.

ND Museum of Art
North Dakota Museum of Art

Three galleries house exhibitions of regional, national and international art. The museum is also recognized nationally for its commissioning of landmark works of art anchored in the landscape, history and culture of the Northern Plains.

Taube Museum
Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art

The Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art, formerly known as the Minot Art Gallery, was named after Lillian and Coleman Taube. Along with the beautiful art displays in the galleries, the museum also offers art classes, parties, space rentals and a gift shop.

Lewis and Clark Center
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Newly-installed exhibits at the interpretive center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition with sound and interactive displays. The new exhibits include over 100 items from the John Fisher Collection that represent items Lewis & Clark used on the expedition, including one of only six working air rifles in the world.

heritage center display
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

When completed in November 2014, the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum will have galleries dedicated to the state's past, present and future. Unique and awe-inspiring galleries and interactive displays.

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association gallery
Bismarck Art and Galleries Association

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association (BAGA) is open to the public at no charge. The main gallery features a different national, regional, or local artist each month. Exhibits engage a wide spectrum of interests. Member artists are shown in the Member Gallery ten times per year. BAGA also hosts a summer art fair known as Capital A'Fair

James Memorial Art Center
James Memorial Art Center

The James Memorial Art Center offers engaging monthly gallery exhibitions and community events including Art Fest - an outdoor art and vendor festival in September.