Ranelle Knight-Lueth, Ph.D. is an expert on the combat art of World War I, having written her dissertation about Harvey Dunn and his fellow American Expeditionary Force (AEF) artists. She will discuss their artwork and the AEF combat art program based on research she conducted at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the National Archives, and more.
Throughout the 128th anniversary of the Wounded Knee massacre, December 29, 2018, visitors are invited to place 300 “memory sticks” in the ground in a pattern that outlines the dimensions of the mass grave within which the bodies of 146 Lakota children, women and men were interred January 3-4, 1891. The sticks represent the number of persons believed to have been killed that day. Takuwe exhibition curator Craig Howe and developers of the Takuwe K-12 educational curriculum team will be on hand on the 29th to share this experience with visitors.
Charles Vollan Ph.D., Associate Professor of American History, South Dakota State University, will speak about World War 1: its origins, progression and the role played by the United States. Dr. Vollan will share photographs and maps to provide a clearer sense of the war and the nature of the fighting.
Join the Guild for a fun morning of holiday treats, hot apple cider, musical entertainment by the SDSU Windy Jacks, and shopping in the Museum Store (20% off store-wide for Museum Members!). Everyone is welcome, whether or not you're a Guild member and bring a friend!
Park in our reserved lot just west of the Museum on Harvey Dunn Street or call Pam Adler by Monday noon to reserve a spot on the BATA Bus (605-688-5423).
A note from Jessie Rasche: I am so excited to announce that my First Annual Holiday Art Sale has found a great location - The South Dakota Art Museum!
Come on down to the SDAM on Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm, and bring your friends! There will be tasty treats, beautiful art, and even a door prize - a lovely reproduction of the painting shown here! Just visit my sale any time Saturday and put your name in the drawing!
Richard P. Holm, MD author of Life's Final Season; A Guide for Aging and Dying with Grace will be signing books at South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 am-noon. Books are available in the Museum Store prior to and during the book signing.Give this book as a gift to someone you love, including yourself! See you there!! Click on this link for a list of all scheduled book signings https://www.prairiedoc.org/book.html.
Art Museum Guild Program:
Caricature Artist: Chuck Bennis. Chuck's talk begins at 10:00 a.m. with coffee served at 9:30. This is free and open to the public; Art Guild membership not required.
Visit the SD Agricultural Heritage Museum and South Dakota Art Museum on November 17 (10 am - 12 pm) to shop museum sales and support SDSU Student Organizations and Clubs. Participating student groups will have booths featuring their respective fundraising items.
Find that special gift at the SDSU Campus Popup Market this holiday season. SDSU Clubs selling SDSU cheese boxes, baked goods, Native American beadwork and more at the Agricultural Heritage Museum and the South Dakota Art Museum. Below is a list of the clubs and departments that are participating.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday (November 15-17): Savings throughout the store for everyone, plus Museum Members and SDSU students receive an additional 10% off. There's something unique for everyone on your list. Jewelry, art glass, pottery, paintings from regional artists, Harvey Dunn giclée reproductions, Oscar Howe prints, books, educational toys, scarves, local food items, holiday decor, stocking stuffers and more!
With the holidays (and our November 15-17 Holiday Sale) right around the corner, you're invited to join the Guild in decorating the Museum Store tree and getting in some early shopping! 10% off throughout the store (20% for Members) including many new gifts and home decorating items.
This year we're featuring two guest boutiques: Marcy Costello and her fine silver jewelry and soft (and warm) alpaca items; and, artist, Jessie Rasche, with her original paintings.
South Dakota Art Museum is hosting a free public reception on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the Takuwe exhibition, that opened November 2 and runs through February 6, 2019. The exhibition is an educational exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. At 5:45, the exhibition curator, Dr. Craig Howe, will provide insights into the exhibition and works within it. Dr. Howe is Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS).
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, an expansive exhibition chronicling the history of American basketry, opened Oct. 19 at South Dakota Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view through Jan. 12, 2019.
The museum will host a free public reception on Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. with co-curators Jo Stealey and Kristin Schwain speaking at 5:45. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. Stealey will also teach a sculptural basket-making workshop on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance registration is required for the workshop.
Jo Stealey, Director, University of Missouri School of Visual Studies and Professor of Fibers | Co-curator of Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America (on view at South Dakota Art Museum Oct. 19 - Jan. 12).
Recognized nationally for her own sculptural baskets work. (Click here to see her bio and website).
From August of 1966 to January of 1970, the U.S. Army sent teams of artists with sketchbooks and paint brushes into Vietnam as part of the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Artist Program. South Dakota artist, James Pollock was one of 46 artists that participated in the program. Pollock provides a historical overview of the Vietnam soldier art program, along with examples of his art and that of the other 45 soldier artists. This presentation was prepared for, and first given, at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in 2003.
Billy Wilburn, SDSU School of Performing Arts
Associate Professor and Theatre Costume Shop Manager
Dip your toes in the Cosplay world and make your own mask, superhero or otherwise using Worbla® thermoplastics and other cool materials. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action exhibition for inspiration and fun!