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Butterflies and Blooms: Illustrations by Paul Goble Exhibit
Butterflies and Blooms: Illustrations by Paul Goble Exhibit

Now at The Museum

 

Butterflies and Blooms: Illustrations by Paul Goble

February 2, 2018 - May 13, 2018 

This exhibition features illustrations by Paul Goble containing imagery of butterflies and flowers, recurring themes in many of his books that distinguish his unique style from that of other traditionally pictograhic American Indian artforms.  Books featured include Adopted by the EaglesBeyond the Ridge, Buffalo Woman, Dream Wolf, The Gift of the Sacred Dog, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, The Lost Children, The Return of the Buffaloes and Star Boy.

Cotton Candy Skies Harvey Dunn Exhibit
Harvey Dunn: Cotton Candy Skies Exhibit

Harvey Dunn: Cotton Candy Skies

February 2, 2018 - May 13, 2018 

This exhibition highlights Harvey Dunn’s distinctive use of cotton candy colored pinks and blues in his depictions of skies, especially within in his South Dakota prairie paintings. Dunn's iconic "The Prairie is My Garden" is on display along with other familiar works as well as less often displayed Dunn works.

Richard Van Buren, 'Olongapo', 2011
Richard Van Buren, "Olongapo", 2011

Richard Van Buren: Material Witness

January 12, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Born in 1937, Richard Van Buren has been exploring the relationship of the organic and man-made in his plastic sculptural objects since the mid-1960s. His cast resin and thermoplastic sculptures are expressive abstractions. Impregnated with a range of materials like fiberglass, shells, glitter and costume jewelry, they pop with intense translucent colors, reflective glints and hidden treasures.

Van Buren taught at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York from 1967 – 2001 and now lives and works in Perry, Maine. He was the 2013 winner of Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

The opening reception for Material Witness will be Friday, January, 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a talk by Richard Van Buren at 5:45. 

Material Witness Museum Guide.

 

Steve Bormes: Deep Sea Imaginarium Exhibit
Steve Bormes: Deep Sea Imaginarium Exhibit

Steve Bormes: Deep Sea Imaginarium

December 5, 2017 – April 7, 2018

Outsider artist Steve Bormes of Sioux Falls creates illuminated sculptures from objects found as close to home as local antique and thrift stores and as far away as Turkey.  This collection of his bizarre, fictional “deep sea creatures” that are lit from within are installed in an intimate, dark, wonder-filled, aquarium-like, immersive environment… Bormes’s “deep-sea imaginarium.”

Artist Reception: December 7, 5-7 p.m. (Artist Discussion at 5:45)

Deep Sea Imaginarium Museum Guide.

 

Harvey Dunn Night and Day Exhibit
Harvey Dunn "Night and Day" Exhibit

Harvey Dunn: Night and Day

October 4, 2017 – February 14, 2018

This exhibition features pairings of paintings by Harvey Dunn, one work depicting a night scene and one work depicting a day scene.The paintings within the pairings relate to each other in subject matter and/or compositional strategies, revealing interesting connections and contrasts between the works.

 

 

 

Twilight in Rocky Mountain National Park by Birger Sandzen
Birger Sandzen, "Twilight in Rocky Mountain National", 1993

From Dusk to Dawn: Artworks from the Permanent Collection

October 4, 2017 – February 14, 2018

This exhibition celebrates the beauty of nighttime—from the setting to the rising of the sun—through artworks from our permanent collection.

Dusk to Dawn Museum Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

Marghab Linen
Marghab Linen

Marghab Linens

Permanent Exhibit