Illustration from "Death of the Iron Horse," 1987
watercolor and ink on paper
Collection of the South Dakota Art Museum, 1995.01.010G
Gift of Paul and Janet Goble.
Image: Harvey Dunn, "The Return" oil on canvas, n.d.
Image: Diana Behl, "is only"
Image: Nooshin Hakim Javadi, "Life is the Aggregation of All Moments of Desire"
Image: Afghan War Rugs, Portrait Rug- Ahmad Shah Massoud, Knotted Wool, Afghanistan (dated 2000)
Image: "Two Ways Down" installation detail
Image: screen from "The Deep Dark", 2011
Image: S.D. Nelson, "Black Elk's Vision 2"
Image: collage of selected Paul Goble illustrations
Image: Harvey Dunn, "Just a Few Drops of Rain"
Image: Marjolein Dallinga (Canadian), "Mature Tongue," felt, 2016. Image © Lucien Lisabelle.
Image: Wu Chien Lem, "Filling What's Empty," 1978
Image: Paul Goble, illustration from "Iktomi and the Buffalo Skull"
Image: Harvey Dunn, "Oliver Staggered Over and Entered Major Worsley's Quarters," 1927
Image: Keith BraveHeart, "Wowicala Iciwayankapi"
"Rocky Mountain Landscape"
oil on board, n.d.
South Dakota Art Museum Collection 1977.03.06
November 11, 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended combat in World War I. This exhibition commemorates the anniversary of the end of the war with a series of artworks created by celebrated South Dakota artist Harvey Dunn. The works on display are drawn from the collections of the South Dakota Art Museum and the National Museum of American History. Included are works Dunn created during WWI in his official capacity as a war artist as well as war-themed illustrations he created for stories, advertising and propaganda before and after his service.
Curated by the National Basketry Organization in collaboration with the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, ninety-three objects in this exhibition provide an historical overview of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world.
This exhibition of Paul Goble illustrations features stories of triumph and the heroes—both mortal and supernatural—who save the day.
This exhibition of illustrations by Harvey Dunn from the museum’s Dunn permanent collection is timed to coincide with the South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings. Copies of the stories that these illustrations were created to accompany will be available in the exhibition space for eager readers to explore.
This exhibit will be featured in our new Art of the Story series:
- June 27: The Art of the Story | Adventure Stories Illustrated by Harvey Dunn
Nature, Tradition & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection
This exhibition features more than forty contemporary Japanese ceramic artists who draw inspiration from ancient Japanese ceramic traditions and the natural world that has always influenced those forms. Select pieces are paired with Japanese photographer Tajiro Ito’s spectacular photographs of Japan’s natural landscape.
Additional details can be found in the News Release.
Exhibition reception and presentation: August 30, 5:00 - 7:00 (video presentation at 5:45).
This exhibition, organized by Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, presents a sprawling collection of international artworks in a variety of media that celebrates and re-envisions the lives of iconic superheroes.
Ojibwe artist Rabbett Strickland creates vivid, richly colored allegorical paintings depicting Ojibwe mythology centered on the trickster character, Nanabozho. His paintings share Nanabozho’s traditional wisdom and challenge injustices. His style evokes the aesthetics of Baroque and Romantic traditions, with their swirling, dramatic compositions and robust figures in the vein of Western artists like Peter Paul Rubens and Sandro Botticelli.
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 pictographic American Indian artforms. Books featured include Adopted by the Eagles, Beyond 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.
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 fish” that are lit from within will be 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)
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.
Skye Gilkerson is a native of Brookings, SD, receiving an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Gilkerson creates poignant conceptual projects across a range of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, film and collage. The endless horizon of the South Dakota landscape remains a continual influence on her work. This exhibition will focus on works especially tied to a contemplation of time and timelessness, place and placelessness, and the tension between the human and universal scale.
This exhibition features artworks from the permanent collection of SDAM that contain horse imagery. It will provide multi-cultural perspectives, including works by Harvey Dunn, Albin Henning, Charles Hargens, Charles Greener, Oscar Howe, Arthur Amiotte, Robert Penn and Herman Red Elk, amongst others.
In honor of the 100 year anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI on April 6, 2017, this exhibition features Harvey Dunn’s war imagery from the Permanent Collection of SDAM. It includes Attack, Battleground, The Return, Gunfire, Streetfighting, Crossing a Pontoon Bridge, (untitled) Red Cross, (untitled) WWI Soldier, Oliver Staggered Over and Entered Major Worsley's Quarters and the two new acquisitions of a WWI battlefield woodcut and the illustration, Alongside G.I. Joe All the Way.
This exhibition is organized by The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School (Pine Ridge, SD), in partnership with artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota). Original artworks from people of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Lakota, Dakota, Nakota) that are related to and inspired by the Šúŋka Wakȟáŋ Oyáte (Horse Nation) were collected through a community informed process, open call and/or invitation.
For more information about this exhibition:
Death of the Iron Horse: Illustrations by Paul Goble
March 1 - July 10, 2016
Crying for a Vision (Hanbleceya): A Fluid Odyssey in Glass
Works by Angela Babby
September 29, 2015 - February 27, 2016
Harvey Dunn's Feminine Images
September 29, 2015 - February 27, 2016
Landscapes: From the Illustrations of Paul Goble
September 4, 2015 - March 1, 2016
September 22, 2015 - February 13, 2016
Unframing Lands View
August 11, 2015 - January 30, 2016
Illustrations by Paul Goble: Images of Love
October 14, 2014 - March 16, 2015
Carol Brown Goldberg
January 27 - April 19, 2015
Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn & His Students
NO HOLDS BARRED: Experiments of William Weege
Harvey Dunn's Women in Red
January 27 - April 19, 2015
Above and Below: Reflections in the Illustrations of Paul Goble
March 20 - August 30, 2015
Heart to Heart (Artist Couples)
January 13 - April 26, 2015
Cast & Crew: The Sculptures and Film of Jerry Barrish
October 21, 2014 - February 22, 2015
Harvey Dunn: The Complete Collection
August 16, 2014 - January 11, 2015
South Dakota Governor's 6th Biennial Art Exhibition
September 30, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Lakota Arts + Identities
September 2, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Shannon Sargent: Objects Found for the Purpose of Understanding
May 20 - October 12, 2014
Illustrations by Paul Goble: Under the Blanket of Night
April 22 - October 5, 2014
Without a Net
Robert C. Jackson
Exhibit sponsor: Dr. David & Patricia Meyer
Gerald Cournoyer: Walking with a Dream (Yuha Hanble Omani)
People and Places: Paintings and Sculptures from the Collections
March 25 - August 24, 2014
Howard Pyle and Harvey Dunn: Teacher and Student
Exhibit sponsor: Bowes Construction
April 8 - August 3, 2014
Glow Pop Art
Bob H. Miller
Exhibit Sponsor: Harms Oil
Horses, with permission of the Oscar Howe Family
May 21, 2013 - June 1, 2014
January 14 - May 11, 2014