Mission: The plains art museum brings people and art together. As a public institution we celebrate the finest of human achievement and inspire and engage diverse audiences in the creation, exhibition, collection, and preservation of art.
Programs: In fiscal year 2017, plains art museum made tremendous strides in delivering our mission. This was done through the organization of over 22 exhibitions, dozens of educational programs for all ages, school partnerships, events, community projects, and major initiatives. Throughout the year, we engaged approximately 42,000 people in quality art and learning experiences. The museum received a bush prize for excellence of $500,000 to continue with the programing and mission of the museum.
in-house education programs include docent-led tours, lectures, artist talks, curator-led gallery talks, internships, art camps and art classes and workshops for children and adults. Outreach programs were also offered which brought original art exhibitions and art education programs to rural minnesota and north dakota.
museum building operations for storage and display of the permanent collection which focuses on 20th and 21st century american art, regional art, and work by native american artists.