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Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N
Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, 58102

Plains Art Museum
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The Plains Art Museum is a fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota.
The history of the museum dates back to 1965 when the "Red River Art Center" opened in the former Moorhead, Minnesota, post office. The name of the museum was changed when it was incorporated with the Rourke Art Gallery to form the "Plains Art Museum" in 1975. After a 1987 schism resulting the departure of founding director James O'Rourke, the Plains Art Museum and the Rourke Art Museum and Gallery became separate institutions. The Museum remained in the downtown Moorhead location until 1996.

In October 1997, the Museum relocated to a renovated turn-of-the-century International Harvester warehouse in downtown Fargo.

The museum's permanent collection contains approximately three thousand works including national and regional contemporary art, traditional American Indian art, and traditional folk art.

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