Mark your calendar and join us for upcoming South Dakota Art Museum events. Check for details about programs that will be virtual via Zoom, in-person or blended (in-person and with a live Zoom option). You can also enjoy replays of artist chats, Guild program talks and curator chats below or go directly to our YouTube channel:
Check out 2023 upcoming events and programs:
- September 7, SDSU One Day for State (5-8 p.m. Yellow & Blue Block Party)
- September 9, 10 am - 2 pm. | McCrory Gardens Insect Festival
- September 12, 7-8:30 pm| ISANTI in concert on Anderson Plaza
- September 14, 4-6:30 pm | SDSU Culture Crawl for SDSU students and staff
- September 26, 9:30-11 am | Guild Program | Lanniko Lee | Art is Becoming a Good Ancestor
- October 21, 10 am - 2 pm | Fall Family Festival
Watch replays & explore past events & programs:
In conjunction with the exhibition of "Continuum: Honoring Oscar Howe's Legacy," we invite you to hear from artists who studied under Oscar Howe's students, thus showing the continual ripple effect that Oscar Howe's life and work produced. This panel featured Virginia Poorman and Evans Flammond, Sr. (students of Bryan Akipa), and Jhon Goes in Center (student of Herman Red Elk). Linus Woods (student of Colleen Cutschall) was scheduled to speak but was unable to attend.
"Continuum: Honoring Oscar Howe's Legacy" is on view at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, SD June 10 - August 17, 2023. For more information, visit SouthDakotaArtMuseum.com.
Grab your morning coffee for a fascinating livestream discussion about Native American works in the South Dakota Art Museum Collection with Christina Burke, and South Dakota Art Museum Exhibitions and Collections Curator, Taylor McKeown and Education Curator, Abigail Ramsbottom!
Christina Burke is a museum curator who focuses on Native American artistic traditions and their contemporary expressions. For more than 30 years she has worked at institutions from the Smithsonian in Washington, DC to Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on various collaborative projects with Indigenous people from developing Native language curriculum materials to museum collections research and exhibition development.
Join us for a FREE Community Art Day to make super fun pinch pot monsters! This is a drop in event, 10 am - 1 pm, and will be fun for all ages. Everyone is welcome.
Co-hosted with the Brookings Arts Council.
Join us on Anderson Plaza, behind the South Dakota Art Museum (1036 Medary Ave.), for free performances on Tuesday evenings (6-7:30 p.m.) in June and July. Bring your own picnic, chair and blanket. We’ll have snacks and drinks for purchase, yard games and plenty of space for fun on the Campus Green while you enjoy the performance.
- June 13 | Jim Groth | Folk music with a 3-time South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee
- June 20 | Afterwall | Solo folk music & Jon Bakken's Hot Pockets | Free jam jazz
- June 27 | ISANTI | Native American rock n roll from Sioux Falls, SD
- July 11 | Eliza Blue | Timeless music with folk and blues roots
- July 18 | Alma Andina | Traditional instruments from South America with Latin rhythms such as Cumbia, Salsa, Folk, Guajira, Latin Rock, Reggae, and other danceable styles
- July 25 | JAS Quintet | Original jazz music and standards throughout the Jazz Age.
Explore the South Dakota Art Museum Store and exhibitions, including Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe on Anderson Plaza concert Tuesdays - OPEN until 7:30 pm.
"Dakota Modern" Opening Day Celebration news release
Artists: Bridget Beck, Bonnie Halsey-Dutton, Dennis Linn and Allen Morris
Artists: Skott Chandler, Tom Dempster, Molly Fulton and James Pollock
Conversations with artists in the 10th Biennial South Dakota Governor's Art Exhibition.
Artists: Sharon Gray, Chris Meyer, Erik Ritter and Lindsay Twa
Celebrating the creativiTEA our Guild, Advisory Board, and volunteers inspire!
In or out? Explore works considered for our current figurative works exhibition, "Pose | Repose" that didn’t make the cut. Grab your morning coffee for a fascinating livestream discussion with Taylor McKeown, Exhibitions and Collections Curator and Abigail Ramsbottom, Education Curator! Learn about the process for selecting works for an exhibition and see some of the well loved works that didn’t make the cut (this time!).
Join us in person or via Zoom for the February Guild program featuring: Don Burger, Jr., associate professor of landscape architecture at South Dakota State University. Enjoy coffee at 9:30 and Don’s talk at 10:00.
"La Dolce Vita" (Italian for “the good life”) encapsulates a Mediterranean lifestyle that has evolved in Italy since the time of Ancient Rome. Interrupted and modified over the centuries by invading peoples and cultures, we see it today as a combination of quintessential climate, food, and leisure activities unique to the Italian peninsula but envied across the globe. This presentation takes participants on a journey through some of the places that the ruling class in Italy created as expressions of La Dolce Vita for themselves and their posterity.
Don Burger, Jr. is associate professor of landscape architecture at South Dakota State University. His interest in La Dolce Vita began as a young man living in northern Italy. He now shares his passion for all things Italian by leading travel study excursions there. Professor Burger’s research focuses on the connections between human health and the built environment, for which Italy is a useful case study.
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.
Register for an illustrative copyist drawing workshop with Chuck Bennis: Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, in the "Pose | Repose" exhibition, which is rich in figures with unique faces and poses. Practice your illustration and copyist drawing skills in the museum gallery with the guidance of artist Chuck Bennis.
Chuck Bennis is an artist who specializes in digital illustration, murals and caricatures. His work is featured all around Brookings and beyond. Chuck will provide insight on approaches to caricature, and you are welcome to practice drawing digitally or physically.
Open to all individuals ages 14 and up, but space is limited. All drawing and work materials provided. All drawing and work materials provided! If you are a digital drawer, BYO materials.
Registration fee: $20 + tax
Cozy up to art. Find your favorites. Join in the artwork scavenger hunt. Get your Frost Fest Button Blizzard lanyard and SDAM button. Free. Everyone is welcome!
Join us to celebrate the opening of the 10th Biennial South Dakota Governor’s Art Exhibition at the South Dakota Art Museum. This reception is open to the public. Appetizers and beverages will be served; Museum Members receive complimentary wine, beer, and sodas.
This exhibition shares some of South Dakota’s best artworks and greatest artists at four exhibiting institutions across the state through the course of the one-year traveling show. This juried exhibition is the premier showcase for artists currently living in the state and is a celebration of the tremendous quality and unique diversity of visual art being produced here and now. The biennial exhibitions are important landmarks in South Dakota art history. The exhibition shares some of South Dakota’s best artworks with visiting audiences at multiple exhibiting institutions across the state through the course of the one-year traveling show. The catalog is an important historical record of the state’s current artists and art practices for future generations.
The 10th Biennial begins at the South Dakota Art Museum (Feb 11—May 14, 2023) before traveling to the John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion (Jun 19—Aug 4, 2023), the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls (Aug 25—Nov 12, 2023), and the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City (Dec 8, 2023—Mar 30, 2024).
Brookings, SD artist Eileen Binkley shares her life and artwork in this South Dakota Art Museum Guild program. Binkley’s watercolor paintings are inspired from her childhood growing up on a farm, surrounded by her grandmother’s incredible flower gardens. Peonies, poppies, marigolds and hollyhocks “bloom” in her watercolors. Her botanical paintings convey the fantasy world she created in her imagination as a child. Binkley describes her purpose in art “to conjure joy.” Binkley, a graduate of South Dakota State University in Fine Arts and Painting and Art Education, taught for a number of years in the Brookings School System. A year ago, she transitioned from full-time teacher to full-time artist and stay at home mother. She teaches various community art classes, commissions paintings and makes her art available through on-line sales and regional art festivals.
Dr. Lindsay Twa is Professor of Art and Chair of the Humanities Division at Augustana University, where she teaches a wide range of art history courses and leads study away to India, England, and New York City. She is also the Director of the Eide/Dalyrmple Gallery at Augustana. In this talk for the South Dakota Art Museum Guild, Dr. Lindsay Twa shares her mindset as a practicing printmaker and creator of “A Garden Conversation" and how this work also informs her curatorial practice as she works with contemporary artists to bring their artwork to the South Dakota community through exhibitions at Augustana University’s Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.
South Dakota photographer, Jason Pfitzer, shares his work in a talk for the South Dakota Art Museum Guild.
Rina Yoon, Carolyn G. Halliday and Marjorie Fedyszyn discuss works of the seven artists in "When Trees Dream," curated by Rina Yoon and John Schuerman. This exhibition is on view at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, SD through January 21, 2023. Artists whose works are on display in "When Trees Dream": Bob Erickson ￭ Marjorie Fedyszyn ￭ Kevin Giese ￭ Carolyn G. Halliday ￭ Mary Hood ￭ ￭ John Schuerman ￭ Rina Yoon.
Fall Family Festival - fantastic fun! Thanks to the 183 kids and adults who joined us and bravo to our FAB FOUR Guild volunteers who helped make this a fabulous event together with the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum.
Meet Abigail Ramsbottom, the museum's new Curator of Education. Learn about Abigail's background and her vision for this important position in "Newcomer to the Prairie."
2nd annual Jacks Culture Crawl with food and fun at South Dakota Art Museum, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, McCrory Gardens and The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.
Enjoy your morning coffee or favorite beverage any time for Coffee with Collections. This chat features South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn with South Dakota Art Museum curators Taylor McKeown and Abigail Ramsbottom discussing some of President Dunn's favorite works in the museum's collection. Learn more about the Harvey Dunn, Oscar Howe and Donald Montileaux works President Dunn selected for this chat. Learn more about the South Dakota Art Museum's permanent collection: https://www.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-art-museum/permanent-collection.
Kids art activity.
Kids art activity!
14th Annual gathering of artist celebrating plein air painting on the prairie of Harvey Dunn's youth.
Paint Out participants enjoyed copyist painting in the Harvey Dunn Gallery, followed by a reception.
Kids art activity!
Kids art activity!
Kids art activity!
Kids art activity!
Downtown at Sundown July 26, 6-7:30 p.m. | Anderson Plaza Summer Performance Series: JAS Quintet, jazz
Unwind with Lakota artists Athena LaTocha, Iris Sully and Alfreda Beartrack Algeo chatting about their artistic journeys and artworks including pieces in "The Gift" exhibition from the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. Learn what inspires them, what they’re working on now and maybe discover a surprise or two. Explore "The Gift" exhibition on view at the South Dakota Art Museum through July 31, 2022: https://www.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-art-museum/exhibit/gift.
Unwind with Lakota artists Angela Babby, Renelle White Buffalo and Andrea Lekberg chatting about their artistic journeys and artworks including pieces in "The Gift" exhibition from the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. Learn what inspires them, what they’re working on now and maybe discover a surprise or two. Explore The Gift exhibition on view at the South Dakota Art Museum through July 31, 2022..
Unwind with Lakota artists Keith BraveHeart, Roger Broer, Jhon Goes In Center and Dwayne Wilcox chatting about their artistic journeys and artworks including pieces in "The Gift" exhibition from the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. Learn what inspires them, what they’re working on now and maybe discover a surprise or two. Explore The Gift exhibition on view at the South Dakota Art Museum through July 31, 2022.
75 people of all ages joined us for a watercolor painting workshop with Eileen Binkley, each creating their own painting based on Eileen's guidance. This is the 2nd free Community Art Day, co-sponsored with the Brookings Arts Council.
Gerald Cournoyer is an artist and educator and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He followed in the footsteps of prominent Dakota painter Oscar Howe to the University of Oklahoma to pursue and eventually achieve his Masters of Fine Arts in painting. He previously attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM where he received an Associate Degree in Fine Arts in painting. He received his BFA and Master’s Degree from the University of South Dakota in interdisciplinary studies. After receiving his MFA from the University of Oklahoma, he was employed as a professor of painting. Cournoyer also holds a Master’s of Arts in Arts Management utilizing his expertise in networking and developing relationships among artists and the funding agencies who support artist philanthropy. He recently returned to school to earn another Master’s degree in Philanthropy and Fundraising from Central Michigan University.
Cournoyer came from a skilled background of stylized ledger art and figurative Indian portraits. Over time, his work expanded into vibrant abstract watercolors and acrylics. This eventually led him into patterns of Lakota quillwork, and rawhide parfleche, beadwork on canvas, including large nonfigurative expanses of color and form that offer the viewer an opportunity to explore the depth of scintillating color combined with Native patterns. These intricate patterns are based on the early geometric patterns of the Northern Plans quill designs and are prominent in the Lakota iconography. Gerald Cournoyer states: “As an artist, I strive to bridge the gap between traditional Lakota art and contemporary movements by incorporating traditional symbols in a contemporary fashion.” His work is shown in regional, national and international venues.
Ginny Freitag is an artist and teacher living in Madison, South Dakota. She primarily works in mixed media ceramic, sculpting the female figure and its relationships with nature and ritual. She also incorporates found objects into her works. Some of them she discovers while hiking in the outdoors, and others while wandering through flea markets. Ginny tries to create a narrative in her work that the viewer can translate into their own experience.
She graduated from Dakota State University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree and a major in art. She retired from teaching art in the Madison Central School District in 2018, and currently creates her art from a studio in her home. Ginny received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1996, and an artist project grant from the South Dakota Arts Council in 2012. She has been in one- and two-person shows at the Oscar Howe Art Gallery at The University of South Dakota, the South Dakota Art Museum, the Firehouse Gallery, the Eastbank Art Gallery, and the Karl Mundt Library, as well as many group-shows. Ginny is also a founding member of Journey Women, a group of female artists who have had three exhibitions at the Washington Pavilion. Ginny has taken numerous graduate classes, also spending time in Grand Marais each summer in a mentored workshop with noted artist and women activist Hazel Belvo. Ginny lists artists Connie Herring and Hazel Belvo as the major influences in the development of her work.
Grab your morning coffee with a fun livestream look at artwork from the South Dakota Art Museum Collection with Dr. Craig Howe, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) Director, and SDAM Collections Curator, Taylor McKeown.
No replay is available.
The Gift, is based on a traditional Lakotan narrative about when White Buffalo Woman, an emissary from the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation), gave a sacred pipe to the Itazipco Oyate, one of seven oyates of the Lakota division of the Oceti Sakowin Confederacy. In the Standing Rock Reservation in 1911, Lone Man shared a narrative, “The White Buffalo Calf Pipe (Ptehin’cala Canonpa),” about the gift, with Frances Densmore who published it in 1918. It is a wondrous account of that event.
The exhibitions features visual artworks, music and poetry by contemporary Lakota artists, musicians and poets. For more information, visit https://www.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-art-museum/exhibit/gift.
20% off all books throughout the store (30% for Members and SDSU students). Shop our huge selection of books for readers of all types: history buffs, art buffs, children, foodies, best seller lovers, coffee table book aficionados. This is a great time to stock up for graduation gifts, and spring and summer reading!
Over 100 people joined us for Free Community Art Day, co-hosted with the Brookings Arts Council and led by clay artist, Rachel Funk. Rachel provided step-by-step instructions for creating a clay gnome...and we provided the materials. Participants made clay gnomes at the museum or took everything home to make later. This was geared for kids and adults of all abilities with simple instructions that can be augmented for more complex creations.
Garrett McQueen will give a free public talk on March 22 at 7 p.m. at the South Dakota Art Museum: Agitato: Framing Social Change Through Arts Activism.
Garrett McQueen is a bassoonist who has performed with numerous symphonies across the nation. His musical career has also included solo recitals and chamber music performances across the country, master classes, guest instruction, and adjudication.
Giving voice and offering space to music by Black and other marginalized composers drives his passion for the art form, and continues to be his primary interest as a performer.
In addition to remaining active in performance spaces, Garrett is the host and producer behind a number of nationally-syndicated radio programs, including "The Sound of 13" and "The Sounds of Kwanzaa", and continues to work as a guest radio host in a number of American markets. Away from the airwaves, Garrett specializes in music and racial equity presentations, with previous collaborators including the Gateways Music Festival, the Sphinx Organization, the Kennedy Center, the Apollo Theater, the San Francisco Symphony, and countless schools, colleges, and universities.
In addition to working as a performer, the Executive Producer and co-host of the TRILLOQUY podcast and President of TrillWerks Media, Garrett works as an equity consultant, guest speaker, curator, and presenter at the intersections of race, contemporary culture, and "classical" music. He serves on the board of the American Composers Forum as the Equity Committee Chair, and maintains leadership/advisory positions with the Black Opera Alliance, the Gateways Music Festival, and the Lakes Area Music Festival.
For more information about Garrett McQueen, visit: http://www.garrettmcqueen.com/.
This talk is co-sponsored by the Brookings Arts Council and the South Dakota Art Museum. Please contact the Brookings Arts Council for questions at 605-692-4177 or email@example.com. No tickets are needed to attend.
Thomas Fluharty’s work has been featured on covers for Mad magazine, Der Spiegel, and Time Magazine, who gave the cover to the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. His work is notably featured for The Weekly Standard, for whom he has painted over 100 covers. Other clients have included People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, The Village Voice, Coca-Cola, and The New York Times and Disney.
Fluharty’s work has received national recognition from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles and Communication Arts Illustration annuals. He won a gold medal from Spectrum Fantastic Art for his depiction of Hillary Clinton, and a bronze medal for the cover painting of Max Lucado’s book, The Boy and the Ocean for 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration under his children’s book alias T. Lively Fluharty.
His work is also in the personal collections of Astronaut and Senator John Glenn, Pat Boone, Naomi Judd, the late movie director Robert Altman.
Fluharty loves working with students all over the world teaching online with Schoolism.com where he teaches drawing and painting.
He is happily married to the love of his life Kristi, has five amazing daughters, and one cute little cavalier spaniel named Biddy.
Grab a bag and grab great savings! $20 for everything you can fit in the bag from a selection of books, beads, fabric and international items! Members and SDSU students get an additional 10% off (that’s $18 for you math challenged folks).
Grab your morning coffee with a fun livestream look at artwork from the South Dakota Art Museum Collection, featuring Collections Curator, Taylor McKeown, discussing recent acquisitions to the South Dakota Art Museum permanent collection.
This is the first in the new South Dakota Art Museum virtual series: Coffee with Collections. These virtual discussions will showcase favorite objects from the museum’s permanent collection presented by a curator, art professional, or other special guest. These events will feature a mix of works currently on view or from the collection vaults, so be sure to tune in.
During the program be sure to enjoy a cup of Kool Beans Coffee, available for sale in the South Dakota Art Museum Store.
Join us to meet Willem and Diane Volkersz and celebrate the exhibition, Willem Volkersz: The View from Here | A 25 Year Retrospective.
4:30 - 6:00 | Reception in the gallery. Enjoy appetizers and beverages. Museum Members receive complimentary wine and beer.
6:00 - 7:00 | Artist talk: Willem Volkersz | In the auditorium AND livestreamed via Zoom
February 18-20 is Brookings Frost Fest, a weekend full of fun winter activities for all ages at locations throughout Brookings.
On Saturday, Feb. 19 from 12:00 – 4:00, join the South Dakota Art Museum downtown, indoors in the former Antique Mall space (324 Main Avenue), for wintery art-making activities as part of Winterlude, hosted by Brookings Arts Council and Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Visit Brookings’ Frost Fest.
Winterlude will feature an art market with local artists and art-making activities for all ages, outdoor retail shopping, signature drinks at various downtown businesses, a $5 movie with a food item donation at Cinema 8, and more! The South Dakota Art Museum will provide a fun Winter Scene "Museum to Go!" art making kit you can grab and go.
The South Dakota Art Museum Guild invites you to join us via Zoom for the fifth program of the 2021-2022 Guild Program Series - open to the public and Guild members - featuring Pat Crawford, Director of the South Dakota State University School of Design.
February 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Stop by the South Dakota Art Museum and the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum to enjoy a FREE Family Day! Each museum will have Valentine’s themed Take & Make art activities. Make them in the museum or take them home to enjoy later. Thanks to the South Dakota Art Museum Guild for hosting this fun event!
• South Dakota Art Museum: 1036 Medary Avenue, Brookings
• South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum: 977 11th Street, Brookings
Park at either museum and walk (it’s a 2-block walk down Medary Avenue).
The South Dakota Art Museum Guild invites you to join us via Zoom for the fourth program of the 2021-2022 Guild Program Series - open to the public and Guild members - featuring Allyson Sheumaker, Executive Director of the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art in Trinidad, Colorado. Harvey Dunn and A.R. Mitchell were long-time friends. Allyson will talk about their relationship and the Dunn artworks in the A.R. Mitchell Museum's collection.
- Dec. 14 , 2021 | Guild Holiday Party
- Dec. 1, 2021 | SDSU LeadState Fall Celebration
Join us at the South Dakota Art Museum to celebrate the opening of Native Soul Art: 11 Degrees of Tatanka | Jerry Fogg.
4:30-5:45 p.m. | Reception in the gallery. Enjoy appetizers and beverages. Museum Members receive complimentary wine and beer.
5:45-6:30 p.m. | Gallery Chat with Jerry Fogg: 11 Degrees of Tatanka.
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Jerome Kills Small: Water, Spirituality and Science livestream in the museum auditorium (or in person
The South Dakota Art Museum Guild invites you to join us in-person or via Zoom for the third program of the 2021-2022 Guild Program Series - open to the public and Guild members - featuring Nakota artist, Jerry Fogg speaking about the framed assemblages in his exhibition, Jerry Fogg | 11 Degrees of Tatanka: Native Soul Art.
Join us in the museum (masks encouraged):
9:30 - 10:00 | Coffee in the gallery 10:00 - 11:00 | Jerry Fogg | Native Soul Art
OR join us via Zoom:
9:50 - 10:00 | Zoom waiting room opens 10:00 - 11:00 | Jerry Fogg | Native Soul Art 11:00 - 11:15 | Guild meeting
- 11:00 - 11:15 | Guild meeting
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the South Dakota Art Museum Store's Holiday Sale pop up market, featuring:
Blind Guy Boards | Read about owner, Ismael Collazo in this recent Brookings Register article. Jessie Rasche | Nationally recognized artist painting the landscapes, animals, and people of South Dakota and the greater Midwest. Meet her during the pop up and CLICK HERE to learn more about Jessie.
The pop up market is happening from 12:00 to 4:00, November 18 as part of our Nov. 18-20 annual Holiday Sale and Gifting for Good. During the sale, everything in the Museum Store is 10% off (20% for Museum Members and SDSU students). You'll find artfully curated gifts for everyone on your shopping list, from young to young at ❤️ART and readers to beaders. Beautiful holiday décor, Christmas tree ornaments, cards and stocking stuffers too.
- Karma Korn | Fun flavored kettle corn from this family owned company nearby White, SD. CLICK HERE to see where Karm Korn comes from!
- Kevin and Kaia | Father-daughter duo creating South Dakota themed cards and stickers that fly off our shelves - so popular! Read about them in this Brookings Register article.
Join us for the annual Guild tree trimming party. Help us decorate the Museum Store and get some early holiday shopping in!
Mary Woster Haug, Professor Emerita of English at South Dakota State University, will sign her just released book, Out of Loneliness: Murder and Memoir, at the South Dakota Art Museum on Tuesday, November 9, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Haug's books, including her first book, Daughter of the Grasslands, are on sale in the South Dakota Art Museum Store, 1036 Medary Avenue.
Mary Woster Haug has also been published in several anthologies and journals, as well as editing a collection of her brothers' columns entitled The Woster Brothers' Brand: Episodes of a Shared Inheritance. She has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Out of Loneliness: Murder and Memoir opens on Memorial Day 1962 when Bev Waugh, a transgender man strode down a quiet street in a small South Dakota river town and shot Myron Menzie, a young Lakota engaged to Jeanie Stepon, Bev's pretty, teenage lover. Haug was sixteen years old that day and had no context for understanding the complications of a triangulated love affair that led to murder. Forty years later, Haug discovers a picture of Bev. In her memory Bev was brawny, fierce, and freakish. She is stunned to see how tiny and vulnerable Bev appears in the photo. How could her memories be so faulty? This coming-of-age story braids the author's life with Bev's in terms of how the western landscape shaped their understanding of masculinity, gender identity, fathers, love, and grief. It is an unexpected story in an unexpected place that balances the mundane life of a small-town with the violence and the pervasive myth of the cowboy. At heart, this is a book about transformations.
Dellapina owner, Marcy Costello, will be at the art museum with her gorgeous Dellapina silver jewelry and alpaca delights. The Museum Store always features this special jewelry and alpaca items but Marcy will bring a much larger selection of items...just for you and your special someone...during this pop-up trunk sale!
Stop by the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum and the South Dakota Art Museum to enjoy a FREE Fall Family Festival! Each museum will have activities and kids of all ages are welcome to put on their costumes a day early to trick-or-treat for candy at both sites. Please note that activities may be inside or outside depending on the weather, so check our websites/social media and plan to dress accordingly!
South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum: 977 11th Street, Brookings
South Dakota Art Museum: 1036 Medary Avenue, Brookings
Park at either museum and walk (it's a 2-block walk down Medary Avenue)
The South Dakota Art Museum Guild invites you to join us in-person or via Zoom for the second program of the 2021-2022 Guild Program Series - open to the public and Guild members - featuring Vermillion, SD artist, Klaire Lockheart, in a lively talk entitled, Miss Art World South Dakota.
Lockheart is a feisty artist who uses traditional oil painting techniques to critique historical injustices in the traditional Western art world. She has lived in South Dakota since she earned her MFA from the University of South Dakota, and she earned her BS degree from South Dakota State University. She is currently Miss Art World South Dakota and the Artist in Residence at the Vermillion Area Arts Council. Lockheart enjoys using the human form as a vehicle to communicate the agency of her subjects with viewers, especially since women artists were historically prohibited from studying live models and making historic paintings. In addition to addressing femininity and feminism within her artwork, Lockheart incorporates humor to make serious subjects approachable. She also celebrates the accomplishments of women, and she is the South Dakota artist for the national Her Flag collaborative artwork. Her recent solo exhibitions include Feminine Attempts at the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, IA; A is for Apron at the Ritz Gallery in Brookings, SD; and Ladylike Representations at Gallery 120 in Inver Grove Heights, MN.
Join us in the museum (masks encouraged):9:30 - 10:00 | Coffee in the gallery 10:00 - 11:00 | Klaire Lockheart | Miss Art World South Dakota
OR join us via Zoom:9:50 - 10:00 | Zoom waiting room opens 10:00 - 11:00 | Klaire Lockheart | Miss Art World South Dakota 11:00 - 11:15 | Guild meeting
- 11:00 - 11:15 | Guild meeting
- Oct. 23, 2021 | Hobo Day Breakfast
- Oct. 22, 2021 | SDSU Board of Trustees Luncheon
ALL DUNN is ALMOST DONE! Gather with us October 14 in the South Dakota Art Museum or via Zoom to celebrate this banner exhibition and Harvey Dunn's legacy!
Join us at the museum:
5:00 - 6:00 | Reception in the ALL DUNN gallery. Enjoy appetizers and beverages. Museum Members receive complimentary wine and beer. 6:00 - 7:00 | Never Done with Dunn! Panel Discussion in the Auditorium (livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook) featuring Harvey Dunn experts including Kelly Collection of American Illustration curator, Elizabeth Alberding, retired South Dakota Art Museum exhibitions curator, John Rychtarik, and current South Dakota Art Museum curators, Jodi Lundgren and Taylor McKeown.
OR join us via Zoom:
6:00 - 7:00 | Never Done with Dunn! Panel Discussion in the Auditorium (livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook) featuring Harvey Dunn experts including Kelly Collection of American Illustration curator, Elizabeth Alberding, retired South Dakota Art Museum exhibitions curator, John Rychtarik, and current South Dakota Art Museum curators, Jodi Lundgren and Taylor McKeown.
Join Sheila Agee, South Dakota Art Museum Collections Committee Chair, in celebrating recent acquisitions to the Museum's Permanent Collection and the artists and generous donors who made them possible. Listen in and share your own comments and questions as Sheila and South Dakota Art Museum staff discuss a stellar exhibition of recent acquisitions, including works by Oscar Howe, Harvey Dunn, Ada Caldwell and many other important artists, historic and contemporary. For a complete list of artists and donors represented in this exhibition, visit Recent Acquisitions: 2016-2021: https://www.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-art-museum/exhibit/recent-acquisitions-2016-2021.
The South Dakota Art Museum Guild invites you to join us in-person or via Zoom for the first program of the 2021-2022 Guild Program Series - open to the public and Guild members - featuring South Dakota Art Museum Director, Donna Merkt in a lively talk entitled, Off and Running! Donna will share her insights and leadership vision in her new role as the museum's director.
Join us in the museum (masks encouraged):
9:30-10 a.m. | Coffee in the gallery 10-11 a.m. | Donna Merkt | Off and Running!
OR join us via Zoom:
9:50-10 a.m. | Zoom waiting room opens 10-11 a.m. | Donna Merkt | Off and Running! 11-11:15 a.m. | Guild meeting
- 11-11:15 a.m. | Guild meeting
SDSU Students are invited to enjoy FREE food and have fun while exploring cultural establishments on campus. Current participating locations include:
The American Indian Student Center McCrory Gardens
- McCrory will host the battle of the maple syrups - a blind taste test of a store-bought maple syrup vs. the McCrory Syrup. Students are free to enjoy the gardens and try out SDSU vanilla ice cream topped with homemade maple bacon syrup drizzle.
Each location will have 2-3 selfie stations, activities, and free food to enjoy while you explore campus. You can start at any location you'd like, and those who turn in their selfies will be entered in a prize drawing (get details on on how to submit photos at your first stop). Stay tuned for more information as the date gets closer!
- South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
- Stop by the Agricultural Heritage Museum to enjoy charcuterie from the SDSU Meat Lab and Dairy Bar while exploring the museum, getting your selfies in, and unwinding with activities like making suncatchers or working on a puzzle.
- South Dakota Art Museum
- Fuel up with Kool Beans coffee, cookies and gourmet popcorn flights. Listen to live music with Kyle Knutson. Get creative with coloring, mingle in the galleries and snap your selfie for the prize drawing.
Catch the art bug at our fun bug-themed kid friendly art making table, at McCrory Garden's free Insect Festival.
Join us at the South Dakota State University Foundation for kid-friendly art making activities and take in all of the One Day for State Block Party festivities!
Celebrate with us and meet artist Martin Weinstein as he chats with South Dakota Art Museum Exhibitions Curator, Jodi Lundgren. Learn about his works in the "Moment to Moment" exhibition, on view at the South Dakota Art Museum through November 7, 2021. Find out where he’s come from as an artist, what he’s working on now and what inspires him. Feel free to enjoy your beverage and appetizers of choice as we get to know the artist whose works are intriguing and wowing South Dakota Art Museum visitors! Learn more about Martin Weinstein: Moment to Moment. This exhibition is organized through Katharine T. Carter and Associates