Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, houses an impressive collection of traditional, modern, and contemporary work by Native American and Great Plains-affiliated artists—the kind of pieces you rarely see on such prominent display in other museums of this size. Rotating exhibitions showcase the talents of Fritz Scholder, Jescia Hoffman Hopper, Wendy Red Star, Arthur Amiotte, Jim Denomie, Frank Big Bear, Jr., Linda Whitney, Star Wallowing Bull, and Henry Payer Jr., whose haunting Assimilation (Finally Some Progress) is hard to unsee. Word to the wise: Don’t miss the fabulous North Dakota-themed lobby mural by homeboy James Rosenquist. The institution pooled its resources to commission the enormous showstopper, aptly titled The North Dakota Mural.
PMA is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
704 1st Ave N., Fargo, ND; 701-551-6100.