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Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
701-232-3821
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Ranked #10 of 30 Attractions in Fargo
Type: Art Museums
Description: Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, N.D. and accredited by the American Association of Museums.
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Fargo, North Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

beautiful place, old world look, very clean and spacious.. went to a wedding here and was decorated very elegantly, giver you the feel of big city,

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Manassas, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We are not the most artistic people but alot of the art we didn't understand or find that attractive. I think I had a different expectation. The most interesting thing to us was the renovation of the old Harvester showroom building into a museum.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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459 reviews 459 reviews
5 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum has been at this location for decades. It specializes in special exhibits featuring regional artists. The art on the special exhibits are usually for sale. It is a great way to acquire regional art of high quality. It also has a good inventory of regional art if you ask to see the items available for sale. The folks... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A pretty building that fits right into the plains showcases wonderful art. From local pieces to interesting rotating exhibits, a visit here is a good idea. The cafe is average food but convenient and nice atmosphere. Cute gift shop. Fun to see loads of kids creating in the newly built artspace hooked to the original museum via a second story... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here—the permanent exhibits were wonderful, with some truly excellent paintings and sculptures. The rotating exhibit when we visited was of Sandra Menefee Taylor's work, which we loved. The building is a lovely repurposed space. We're glad we found it.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Rotating art installations in a cool building with lots of exposed brick in downtown Fargo. A local institution.

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Boston
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at our recent visit to the Plains Art Museum. Fargo has a small but vibrant "counter-culture" and this museum helps fill the gap between the art community and the otherwise ordinary crowd. The museum has a small but interesting permanent collection of mostly modern local pieces and temporary shows of Midwest artists. It will not require... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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... More

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Fremont, California
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1,532 reviews 1,532 reviews
975 attraction reviews
922 helpful votes 922 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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.... More

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Park City, Utah
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156 reviews 156 reviews
49 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 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.

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