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Tapun Sa Win

Tapun Sa Win
Tapun Sa Win Exhibit logo, designed by Dr. Craig Howe, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies.

Event Details

This is an educational exhibit curated by Dr. Craig Howe of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS). According to Lakota legend, long ago there was a beautiful young woman (Tapun Sa Win, or Red Cheek Woman) who married a star and went to live with him in the sky. Near the due date for the birth of her baby, she inadvertently created a hole in the sky through which she could see her relatives on earth. This made her lonesome so she braided a rope to descend to them. This exhibit divides the Tapun Sa Win narrative into seven passages which are interpreted by four types of artworks by contemporary Lakota artists: a two-dimensional artwork, a three-dimensional artwork, a poem, and a song. 

Artist Reception: October 19 from 5-7 p.m.; Discussion at 5:45 p.m. with Dr. Craig Howe

Learn more about this exhibit: Tapun Sa Win Narrative Brochure.

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 – Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 All-Day South Dakota Art Museum ,

Building Access Directions

Parking Information

The museum parking lot is west of the museum on Harvey Dunn Avenue (in front of Scobbey Hall).

Tapun Sa Win Artists Brochure