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Guild Program | Lanniko Lee | ART IS Becoming a Good Ancestor

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2023

Event Details

Join us for Lanniko Lee sharing with the South Dakota Art Museum Guild, "ART IS Becoming a Good Ancestor.” This is the first Guild program in the 2023-24 season, with the theme "ART IS...".

In follow-up to the recent conclusion of "Dakota Modern: the Art of Oscar Howe" exhibition, Lanniko Lee, a tribally-enrolled Miniconjou citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, poet and writer, will give a talk titled, “Art is … Becoming a Good Ancestor” to expand on the role that tribal artists play in society.

Lee is a charter member of the Oak Lake Writers Society, now Oceti Sakowin Society Writers, to model and encourage Native authors. Her poetry and essays have appeared in several publications. She participated in an early U.S. Department of Education “Upward Bound” program to encourage high school students with limited access to attend college. Oscar Howe was one of the USD professors at the time who inspired Lee to pursue higher education. She went on to earn a B.A. from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania and an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont. Once she completed her schooling, she taught art, literature and composition to high school and college students. Lee has also engaged in entrepreneurial ventures from her home near Lake Oahe in north central South Dakota. She lives there with her husband on a small acreage with a flock of sheep, a cat and a plethora of wild birds that feed her respect for her role in the continuum of life. Lee is also on the advisory board of the South Dakota Art Museum.

Coffee and social time at 9:30, program at 10:00. All are welcome.

Guild membership is encouraged but not required to attend monthly programs. Dues of $20 per year support Guild programs and contribute to the museum’s Art Acquisitions Fund.

Event Audience

Public includes SDSU Faculty/Staff/Students

Guild Program | Lanniko Lee | ART IS Becoming a Good Ancestor

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2023
9:30 am – 11:00 am
South Dakota Art Museum
SMU 0107 South Dakota Art Museum Multipurpose Room