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Denise Du Broy

Rapid City Arts Council

Dahl Arts Center

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WHAT: Takuwe, An Educational Art Exhibit About the Wounded Knee Massacre

EXHIBIT DATES:  02.15.2019 – 05.18.2019

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Friday, March 29, 5-7; Guest Curator Talk 6pm

WHERE: Ruth Brennan Gallery | Dahl Arts Center

WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together


The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to announce Takuwe, the most recent educational exhibit organized and curated by Craig Howe, PHD, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS). This exhibition will be located in the Ruth Brennan Gallery of the Dahl Arts Center and will be on display from Friday, February 15, through Saturday, May 18.  As part of the show, the RCAC will host a Guest Curator and Artists’ Reception for Takuwe on Friday, March 29, from 5 – 7 pm.


“Takuwe” is a Lakota word which translates into English as “why”. The focus of this exhibition is the 1890 massacre of Lakotas at Wounded Knee, but it also includes historical context leading to the massacre as well as additional contemporary information related to land issues and opportunities that exist at Wounded Knee today.


Forty-six Lakota artists created visual artworks, poems and songs for this project, all of which relate to the 1890 massacre that took place in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The show includes twenty-eight visual art pieces along with seven poems and seven songs.


This exhibit is sponsored by Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, with additional support from the South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council. Special thanks to the Rapid City Police Department.


Images available here or upon request.


The Dahl Arts Center galleries are open Monday-Friday, 10am – 6pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Admission is free; however, for those with the ability to pay, donations are encouraged and appreciated. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit thedahl.org.


The Rapid City Arts Council receives support from generous members and donors, the City of Rapid City, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, BH Area Community Foundation, Allied Arts Fund, SD Community Foundation, and the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Dahl Arts Center is a municipal facility managed by the Rapid City Arts Council and owned by the City of Rapid City.