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The South Dakota State University campus will be closing from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, due to the Blizzard Warning that will go into effect 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.  SDSU will then return to the normal weekend schedule on Saturday morning. Only essential employees as deemed by their supervisors will report to work during the closure hours. On Friday morning, ensure you continue to monitor the weather and work with your supervisor or instructor on your individual travel concerns. For additional closure information please check the Emergency Management website

Harvey Dunn Collection

Harvey Dunn: Night & Day exhibit (Oct. 4, 2017 – Feb. 14, 2018)

(1884 - 1952)

Harvey Dunn biography

Harvey Dunn, the son of homesteaders, studied under the tutelage of Ada Caldwell at South Dakota Agricultural College. With the support and encouragement of Caldwell, Dunn continued his studies at the Chicago Art Institute. Dunn became a successful illustrator, teacher and was one of eight illustrators selected as the official artist for the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI. The South Dakota Art Museum's Dunn Collection is significant in that it consists of prairie paintings that have become the pride of South Dakota. The collection also contains illustrations featured in Saturday Evening Post and WWI paintings inspired by his contribution to the American Expeditionary Forces. Dunn's works are nationally regarded not only for their contribution to American illustration but more specifically, to its documentation of the emotion of the early prairie life. The museum was built specifically to house the Harvey Dunn Collection, which was given to the South Dakota State College (now the South Dakota State University) by the artist in 1950 and transferred to the museum in 1970.

The museum cares for the world's largest Harvey Dunn collection with 146 paintings, prints and drawings. View images from recent Dunn exhibitions here: