Academy of Lifelong Learning to visit Plains Art Museum on Oct. 23

BEMIDJI, Minn. — For the first time, Bemidji State University’s Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) will take a field trip. The ALL is sponsoring a day trip to the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, N.D. on Tuesday, October 23.Open to the public, the trip is part of a fall weekly lecture series sponsored by ALL and coordinated by the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at 3801 Bemidji Avenue.

“ALL decided to make this trip because of the interest in the museum and to try out the field trip idea, which we have not done before,” said Sharon Fruetel, one of the organizers.

The Plains Art Museum features national and regional contemporary art, traditional American Indian art and traditional folk art. Special exhibits include Wayne Gudmundson’s photographs of the upper Midwestern plains and a showcase of student interactive artwork.

Deadline to register for the $35 trip is Tuesday, Oct. 16. Register by contacting Fruetel at (218) 751-3146. The cost covers transportation, lunch and museum tour.

A motor coach will leave Bemidji at 9 a.m. from the Cenex convenience store on Highway 71 south of Bemidji and return by 6 p.m. Lunch will be served at the museum upon arrival, followed by a docent-led tour of exhibits and free time to browse in the galleries and the museum store.

ALL offers humanities-based programs that are made possible in part with private donations and BSU support. More information about ALL is available by contacting the Center for Research and Innovation at (218) 755-4900.

Plains Art Museum:

Oct. 23 – Bemidji State University’s Academy of Lifelong Learning sponsors a day trip to the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, N.D. Registration: $35, includes transportation, lunch and museum tour; DEADLINE OCT 16. Information and Registration: Sharon Fruetel, (218) 751-3146 /

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