The Plains Art Museum is a fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, United States.The American Association of Museums granted accreditation to Plains Art Museum in 2003.This made the Plains Art Museum one of two museums in North Dakota which has received this distinction.
The Plains Art Museum acquired the old International Harvester warehouse building in 1994. The architecture firm of Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA) of Minneapolis redesigned the space, and the end result is a mix of old and new styles.
The museum's permanent collection contains approximately three thousand works including national and regional contemporary art, traditional American Indian art, and traditional folk art. Artists whose work is represented include Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Salvador Dalí, Ellsworth Kelly, and Sol LeWitt.
Collection on Wheels:
In 1993, the Plains Art Museum began the Rolling Plains Art Gallery, a climate-controlled semi-trailer which traveled to communities in North Dakota and Minnesota. The semi-trailer not only transported the artwork, but also served as the gallery itself.To create a richer experience, an art educator travelled along with the select pieces from the permanent collection.The Rolling Plains Art Gallery is not currently touring.