Plains Art Museum

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Plains Art Museum ,
704 First Ave. N.,
Fargo, ND 58108

North Dakota's largest, highest quality and most dynamic art museum is in the heart of historic downtown Fargo. Plains Art Museum presents dozens of exhibitions and programs annually. The strengths of the museum's collections and exhibitions lies in regional contemporary artwork, American Modernism and traditional and contemporary Native American works. The museum is also home to an art center in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity, which features additional exhibitions and art making programs for all ages.

With the installation of The North Dakota Mural at the Plains Art Museum, James Rosenquist returns to his home state in a big way. Drawing on his childhood memories of the Great Plains, he created a work that speaks to the wide open spaces, huge vistas, and ocean-like skies of the region. Using his signature style of mixing different images together at varied scales, he invites us to contemplate how nature, society, culture, agriculture, industry, and history relate to each other in this particular place. The heavens of stars, nebulae, and galaxies depicted in the upper half of the painting make us ponder our place in the universe as much as our location on planet Earth.

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All Features

  • Activities
    • Instruction Available,
    • Self-guided Tours
  • Availability
    • Open Year 'Round
  • Facility Amenities
    • Historic Marker
  • General Information
    • Family-Friendly,
    • Free Admission
  • Location
    • Downtown

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