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Art in North Dakota

Discover the wealth of art galleries and sites that feature historic artwork and collections from legendary artists the world over throughout North Dakota. From Fargo to Minot, you can learn about Native American history, pioneer life, and the evolution of some of North Dakota’s biggest cities and towns by looking at artwork from local and regional artists.

Take a tour of the Dickinson Museum Center to learn about art and history as you walk through several cultural sites. The James Memorial Art Center in Williston features both temporary and permanent art installations that tell the story of the region and represent the culture and heritage of Williston and surrounding areas. The Plains Art Museum in downtown Fargo is where you’ll find some pieces from famous artists including Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. This site is also home to the Rolling Plains Art Gallery, a traveling gallery with a rotation of regional artwork and art showcases.

James Memorial Art Center

There are many ways to explore and experience the deep and lustrous history of North Dakota. On your next visit to Williston, be sure to see and tour the James Memorial Art Center, one of the premier historical destinations in the state. You can find the JMAC off of 6th Street and 1st Avenue in downtown Williston.

Opened in 1911, the James Memorial Art Center celebrates local culture and heritage with a number of unique art displays. Throughout the year, you can see permanent and temporary art installations at the JMAC. Each year, during the third weekend in September, the JMAC produces the Art Festival in Recreation Park.