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ARTS SOUTH DAKOTA UPCOMING EVENTS

ALL DUNN: The Complete Harvey Dunn Collection

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the South Dakota Art Museum, its entire collection of artworks by South Dakota native, Harvey Dunn, is on display.* A legendary figure in South Dakota art history, Dunn was born in 1884 on a homestead near De Smet, SD. He attended South Dakota Agricultural College [...]

Free

Going Metro

Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center 301 S. Main Ave, Sioux Falls

June 4 - October 31, 2021 Visual Arts Center | Jerstad Gallery Going Metro is an exhibition born from a multi layered collaborative effort between artists, researchers, city officials and transit users and workers. The goal of the project is to facilitate a program series cultivating creative conversations about transportation as the City of Sioux Falls [...]

New clothing exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center

Cultural Heritage Center 900 Governors Drive, Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. — The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will host its next new exhibit beginning Saturday, June 12. “South Dakota’s Wardrobe: Selected Items from the Collection” will run for approximately nine months featuring some items never before seen on display. Items ranging from work clothes [...]

Not Sure!? by Rick Love

Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center 301 S. Main Ave, Sioux Falls

Not Sure!? is an exhibition based on the choice and ability to expand the boundaries of "Art". Come see this multi-gallery exhibition before its gone! Artist Statement: What I think about when I think about art: As contemporary western people it is widely accepted that we are enriched with an ever-expanding notion of “Art”. The [...]

Free

The Radiant Sun: Illustrations by Paul Goble

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

The sun is an important spiritual being in American Indian cosmologies. In Paul Goble’s illustrations it is usually a solid, bright red, though occasionally pink or yellow. Goble’s sun is often surrounded by concentric rays built of paired isosceles triangles, a traditional Plains Indian design called “war bonnet.” Revered by Plains Indians as a source [...]

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Martin Weinstein: Moment to Moment

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

Martin Weinstein’s paintings are created on layers of transparent acrylic sheets. A single work is composed of several distinct views of the same location painted days, months, even years apart. Martin Weinstein’s landscapes give us both the permission to delight in seeing the beauty of the natural world and the ability to see it more [...]

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Recent Acquisitions: 2016 – 2021

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

All the artworks in this exhibition joined the South Dakota Art Museum's permanent collection between 2016 and 2021. Although recently acquired their dates of creation range from c. 1899 – 2019. Sources for the acquisitions vary from work to work and include both gifts and works purchased by the museum. As stewards of the state's [...]

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Lowell Nesbitt: Florals

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

Lowell Nesbitt (1933 – 1993) was an American artist best known and most popular with audiences for his overblown images of flowers—some floral paintings reaching 20 – 30 feet in size. Though connected to Photorealism his graphic stylizations, depictions of popular imagery, and blurring of the lines between art and commerce connect him equally to [...]

Free

Bring Some Broadway Magic to Your Living Room

Virtual SD

Broadway, From Your Couch! Experience Ian McKellen like you’ve never seen him before in this limited presentation of the greatest roles of his career.  Captured live with stunning clarity, this must-watch streaming event will remind you why you fell in love with theater to begin with. Directed by Sean Mathais, Ian McKellen on Stage was conceived by McKellen [...]

New Exhibit – Bug Squad

Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Ave, Sioux Falls

Bug Squad, a hands-on exhibit exploring the unique abilities of bugs, is coming to the Kirby Science Discovery Center! The touring exhibit features talking animatronic members of the Bug Squad – bold characters with their own superhero storyline that describes their super abilities and unique traits. The exhibit is a full sensory experience while providing [...]

Early Bird Savings! Botanical Printing Classes with Linda Illumanardi

Chautauqua Artisans Market 629 N. River Street, Hot Springs

    Linda Illumanardi will come from California in the fall to share her love of botanical printing and artistry with students in the Black Hills. Local plants will be used to print on fabrics, leather and paper; leaving the students with a range of finished products. Three classes will be offered between September 21 [...]

The Premiere Playhouse presents Blood Brothers

Belbas Theater at the Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls

The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth, one subsequently being raised in a wealthy family, the other in a poor family. The different environments take the twins to opposite ends of the social spectrum, one becoming a councilor, and the other [...]

After School Maker Studio

This space, designed by children for children, will inspire all makers.

$5.50

“I am South Dakota” BCYMP Youth Poetry Reading (with support from the SD Humanities Council)

Brookings Public Library 515 3rd St, Brookings

Adding their voices to the literary landscape of South Dakota, students, 13-18, will share poems that express their sense of community, identity and connection to others. The poems shared were inspired by the anthology, South Dakota in Poetry, and shaped during workshops at BHS and MMS with Patrick Hicks, Erika Saunders and Darla Biel. Brookings [...]

After School Maker Studio

This space, designed by children for children, will inspire all makers.

$5.50

Virtual 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books

Virtual SD

Gather your friends and family for a virtual book celebration—authors will be coming to you online this fall. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books is switching from an in-person format to an all-virtual format. Per CDC reports, several counties in the Black Hills region surrounding Deadwood, where the [...]

Watercooler Chats

These live chats with SDAC staff will help answer your grant application questions!

After School Maker Studio

This space, designed by children for children, will inspire all makers.

$5.50
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