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Plains Art Museum

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Address: 704 First Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102
Phone Number: 701.551.6100
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Stop here for some peace and quiet

This is a very nice museum for as small a city as Fargo is. Excellent exhibit of some of the best pieces in their collection on the 1st floor when I visited. A very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great facility with very interesting and creative exhibits. We watched "The Oil Project" performed the third floor. Very creative!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a very nice museum for as small a city as Fargo is. Excellent exhibit of some of the best pieces in their collection on the 1st floor when I visited. A very thought-provoking exhibit on floors 2 and 3 of the gas/oil boom in the area from artists' points-of-view. Peaceful museum for reflection.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a nice museum for this size of city. I was surprised to see two artists I recognized represented in the collection. There is a nice variety in the permanent collection. Won't take more than a hour to see it all (in my opinion). Professionally maintained.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I spent only less than an hour here but it was well worth my time. The visiting special exhibit was intriguing, as was the local socio-political art piece on the oil fracking (I'm an out of state visitor, so getting to see a bit of current controversy was enlightening). Thursdays are free and I was glad to be able to... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We enjoyed the Bakken and Julie Buffalohead exhibits. I love the Plains Art building, with all of the wood floors, etc. I would not recommend spending money at the Blue Goose Café though. It was not impressive. I ate at the Blue Goose today for the first time, on my birthday, with my mom and son. They do not have... More 

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Amy R, Public Relations Manager at Plains Art Museum, responded to this review

I’m glad you enjoyed the exhibitions and hope you will give the small, gourmet cafe located in the Museum another chance! The food is made by a talented and experienced chef who genuinely cares about customer experience. He welcomes your input, and invites you to contact him, which you can do by sending a message to museum@plainsart.org with “Blue Goose... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this fine museum. Located in the remodeled International Harvester warehouse, it has three floors devoted to temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of Native American and contemporary art. I was particularly intrigued by the exhibition on the Bakken oilfields, which draws attention to the hard lives of the workers and the impact on the... More 

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Newton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not big fans of modern art, but this museum is a member of NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums), and we have a contributor level membership at another member museum, so we didn't have to pay to enter. Can't say that I enjoyed the modern exhibits, but there was an interesting special exhibit related to fracking, so I can tell that... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Interesting place to visit. Have been there for concerts, receptions, openings, and even just to walk around. Great shows and very well run. always worth the visit. Well supported by the community.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was quite moved by the impact the oil business is having on the state. I was surprised at just thinking of the litter alone and its ugliness on the roads of rural North Dakota. It made me wonder as I carried my bottle of refillable water why the tax revenue is not going to educate the citizens on preserving... More 

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Estevan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

fantastic building, saw the very interesting exhibit on the Bakken oilfield. gift shop somewhat lacking. convenient location

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