Artist and professor Ada B. Caldwell played an important role at South Dakota State University. She led the art department from 1899 to 1936 and taught famous illustrator Harvey Dunn. The South Dakota Art Museum houses many of Caldwell’s works and nine of those important works are in need of conservation treatment.
The South Dakota Art Museum recently received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for $22,003 to treat the nine works.
The South Dakota Governor’s 7th Biennial Art Exhibition is now on display at the South Dakota Art Museum through April 16. This juried exhibition, which premiered Aug. 19 at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, showcases the work of artists currently living and working in South Dakota and celebrates the tremendous quality and the unique diversity of artistic creativity within the state.
“Women are making a huge contribution to the arts in South Dakota and it is important to acknowledge it,” said South Dakota State University Professor Jeannie French.
Jodi Lundgren, the South Dakota Art Museum’s coordinator of exhibitions, said viewers will be intrigued upon visiting the museum’s newest exhibit, “Women at Work,” which features 18 selected female artists who live and work in South Dakota. The diverse range of artwork includes paintings, prints, installations, glasswork, artist’s books and sculptures.
A busy summer of work is on display at imPULSE, an exhibit by Peter Reichardt and Andres Torres at the South Dakota Art Museum. Reichardt, a studio arts instructor in South Dakota State University’s School of Design, will provide insights on his work at a Nov. 16 reception. The reception starts at 5 p.m. The exhibit runs until Nov. 26.
Reichardt said most of his work was done this past summer and was created specifically for this exhibit.
Keynote address for Staging the Space Between, the 21st annual conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. This international society for the study of the period between the First and Second World Wars provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and research of texts, authors and new approaches to traditionally canonical works.
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945 is an international society for the study of the literature and culture of the period between the First and Second World Wars. It provides an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for discussion and research of texts, authors and new approaches to traditionally canonical works. It also encourages fresh examinations of art, society and culture illuminating the interwar and wartime periods.