704 1st Avenue North Fargo, North Dakota United States
704 1st Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota, UNITED STATES

Plains Art Museum Art Museum in Fargo

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Brief Overview

Plains Art Museum began as the Red River Art Center in 1965 and was housed in the former Moorhead, Minnesota, post office. The Museum acquired its present name in 1975 and maintained residency in Moorhead until 1996. The Museum renovated a turn-of-the-century warehouse in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, and opened to the public in October 1997.

The redesign of the International Harvestor (IH) branch house was directed by Hammel Green & Abrahamson, Inc., whose work also can be seen in the award-winning Minnesota History Center, the Walker Arts Center and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.

Plains Art Museum  features 56,000 square feet of which 9,000 have security, climate, and light control properties. The building is fully accessible and contains the Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio, The Dawson Studio, Café Muse, The Store, the Goldberg Art Lounge, meeting and reception space, frame shop, wood shop, visitor services center, performance areas and permanent collection storage and care areas.

The Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity is a multipurpose arts facility offering classes for the entire community, as well as studio and exhibition space for learning, discussion, and display of creative work. The Plains Art Museum’s studio programs focus on developing people’s potential for deeper learning and problem solving through 21st-century skills: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. A skybridge connects the original museum building with this 25,500 square foot expansion.

The Museum is proud to have the Center for Creativity named for Katherine Kilbourne Burgum to recognize her pioneering work as an arts advocate and educator in our region. Her children Doug, Barbara, and the late Brad Burgum, have worked to advance her legacy and impact on the entire community.

Plains Art Museum
Plains Art Museum

The Plain Art Museum, located in downtown Fargo, is a wonderful place to visit. The Plains Art connects art and audiences to the powerful experience of an art museum and…


The Plains Art Museum in Fargo-Moorhead
The Plains Art Museum in Fargo-Moorhead

The 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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