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Plains Art Museum

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Address: 704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
Phone Number: +1 701-551-6100
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11:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in...

Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, N.D. and accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs

Sat, 10 am - 5 pm

The Store Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs

The Blue Goose Cafe: Mon-Fr, 10 am - 2 pm

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Very Nice Museum

The Plains Art Museum is a lovely museum with a large exhibit of modern art in different forms. Our group toured it and found it interesting, even though it is not my favorite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kenyon, Minnesota
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Kenyon, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Plains Art Museum is a lovely museum with a large exhibit of modern art in different forms. Our group toured it and found it interesting, even though it is not my favorite kind of art, I enjoying looking at the displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I am so glad I visited. I enjoyed the galleries thoroughly. Each one was enjoyable, well curated and accessible. I really wanted to read each placard. And felt a true connection to the artists as American artists. So grateful for museums like this for exposing people like me to modern American artist and techniques Such as print making and sculpture.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Little art museums can be a lot of fun..often with good local art and this one did not disappoint. They had a full room of permanent collection and there was a lot of Dakota art that I would not have seen elsewhere. Also of interest were prints that were done at the press on site. I walked from hotel so... More 

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Fargo, ND
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have been here for a number of events. The atmosphere is always welcoming and the art on display is ever changing. Definitely worth going.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't expect an extensive museum for a town the size of Fargo, and this museum is not large. However, it is very well done with a large selection of interesting pieces. We were really impressed with the watercolor exhibit. The day we visited, it was free, not for sure why. We spent a pleasant couple of hour there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I was more impressed with the building than the pieces of art. The investment in the museum seems out of place for Fargo. Very impressive.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Not at all crowded. When I was there only 4 other people on a Saturday afternoon. Nice display of local artist. Had watercolors from annual contest on display was impressed with them. My problem was that by living by NYC I went to the Metropolitan the week before so its a letdown for sure but you can spend an hour... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Wonderful local/region artists represented. Also a great location for special events (they were setting up for a wedding reception while we were there).

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Viborg, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

A very nice art collection, not just Western art as you typically see. A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Fargo does not have the reputation it deserves and it's Old Broadway area which, this museum is very close to is part of the reason that most people should rethink their opinion of Fargo. Although Fargo seems to have the reputation for being a college town or a place for Canadians to shop this vibrant little city has a very... More 

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