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“Nicely Restored and Repurposed Building with Rotating Exhibits”
Review of Plains Art Museum

Plains Art Museum
Ranked #14 of 40 things to do in Fargo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Plains Art Museum, located in downtown Fargo, is the largest, most dynamic, and only Accredited art museum in the immediate region. The primary strengths of the Museum lie in modern and contemporary, regional, and Native American art. 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
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This former International Harvester warehouse now houses a surprisingly good regional art collection. When we visited there were two exhibits that really got us excited. One consisted of selections from the permanent collection which nicely mixes pieces with well known artists (Warhol, Scholder, Frankenthaler) and local artists (Pullen, Star Wallowing Bull). It was fun to see some our favorites as well as pieces we did not know. The juxtapositions were imaginative. The other exhibit was an engaging traveling show, Living as Form, where artists blur the boundaries of art and daily life. It was very provocative.

1  Thank Larry P
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stopped here to see the art while in Fargo. There were several interesting art pieces to see. Unfortunately our timing was off as they were changing over the rotating art galleries to new exhibits. Still an enjoyable stop and free parking nearby. Staff was very helpful in telling us what we could see given; their advise was very helpful.

Rating for our trip was probably average - but if the special exhibit areas were open I would tend to think this is a very good art gallery to stop by. Visit however would still take less than an hour.

Thank mini
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

This museum is in a neat building and has nicely presented exhibits. However, I felt like there wasn't tons of content, and two of the exhibits were by the same artist and thus extremely repetitive. I appreciate that there was a lot of local art, but I wanted to see more about the area's history through art.

Thank Nyllie
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

this is a very nice museum with local artists exhibited. The museum is small but actually a lot of art is displayed and it gives one a good education about life on the plains, past and present. There is also a terrific gift shop. Don't forget to buy your "I've been to Fargo" T-shirt here because I haven't seen it anywhere else.

1  Thank Lasa88
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Both the permanent collection, which contains work by both internationally known and local artists, and the temporary exhibit, are enjoyable. The temp. exhibit of work by George Morrison is very extensive and impressive. The museum features a nice cafe with a pleasant staff and good lunch food as well as easy parking, great location downtown.

Thank Haleyx
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