American Collection

The American Collection is comprised of diverse selections of work by nationally recognized artists that do not have strong South Dakota connection. Artists included in this collection are Marsden Hartley (modernist painter), Thomas Hart Benton (painter), Robert Mangold (minimalist painter), James Abbott McNeil Whistler (painter, printmaker), Sidney Chafetz (printmaker), Eric Fischl (painter, sculptor) and Birger Sandzen (painter). The collection also includes works by outstanding regional artists Jantje Visscher (photographer, painter), Brian Paulsen (painter) and Ulfert Wilke (painter).

The collection has been acquired primarily through donations by individuals and organizations such as the South Dakota General Federation of Women's Club, national collecting initiatives such as the National Gallery of Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, and Institute for Museum and Library Services.

- Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection