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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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12:00 pm - 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
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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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Nice local museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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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Winnipeg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 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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minneapolis, mn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

You will be blown away by the collection of contemporary art, mostly by Plains artists, and the way it is displayed. The Museum also has activities, and we were fortunate to visit on a free Saturday with children's art classes. This is a gem.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Located in downtown Fargo, the PAM is a cheap, easy, and quick way to spend a few hours. They participate in the Free Museum Thursday program so if you can schedule a visit on a third Thursday of a month, you'll be in for free! Their gala (usually in May) is well worth the cash you'll pay to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

When I come here, I know I can linger and really get up close and personal with the art (no touching) The Picasso / Transformers exhibit currently is really special. Always surprised, always ready to return. Perfect for Fargo.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I was very impressed with this museum. It is housed downtown in a converted brick factory building and their use of space is enviable. They have been running a themed collection centering on the oil boom--it was creative, inciteful and gutsy. Not what one might expect with ND trying to become the new oil capital. Anyone who thinks Fargo is... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We expected more mixed art than is here. If you like modern art, this is the place for you. We like some modern art but we were expecting some works of art that featured the plains and were perhaps from the late 19th or early 20th century--alas, not here. They do a very good job of explaining the art.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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