Best Museum/Gallery: Plains Art Museum

Location: Fargo

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The Plains Art Museum was voted the Best Museum/Gallery in the 2022 Best of the Red River Valley competition.
Photo courtesy of Ann Arbor Miller
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What’s the most memorable moment from the past year for the Plains?

“We celebrated the museum’s 25th anniversary of being in our downtown building and the 10th anniversary of the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity with a party across our entire campus (with) five new exhibitions, artists doing demos, gallery tours, art-making experiences and live music,” Director and CEO Andy Maus said.

What do you provide that you wish more people knew about?

“The museum is open daily now, including Sundays,” Maus said.

 What makes what you do special to those who visit the museum?


“Each (museum visitor) is having an experience where they are seeing, learning, creating or connecting with something in a way that they couldn’t without us,” he said.

  • Second place: Fargo Air Museum
  • Third place: Bonanzaville USA
  • Fourth place: Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
  • Fifth place: Dakota Fine Art

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