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Brookings, SD
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Life is the Aggregation of All Moments of Desire, 2017
Exhibition: 1 Roof 2 Airs
09/28/2019 - 01/26/2020 (more information)
Nooshin Hakim Javadi
Life is the Aggregation of All Moments of Desire, 2017
airplane wings (whole and shredded), plumb-bob
Exhibition: Into the Great Unknown: Illustrations by Paul Goble
09/28/2019 - 01/26/2020 (more information)
Paul Goble
Into the Great Unknown: Illustrations by Paul Goble
War Rug with Map of Afghanistan
Exhibition: Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia
08/23/2019 - 11/24/2019 (more information)
War Rug with Map of Afghanistan
knotted wool, Baghlan (Afghanistan)
Acquired in Peshawar (Pakistan), 1998
Exhibition: Harvey Dunn: Imagining Others
Through 05/03/2020 (more information)
Harvey Dunn
May Street, 1922
oil on canvas
May Street
Two Ways Down
Exhibition: Laura Heit: Two Ways Down
05/18/2019 - 10/20/2019 (more information)
Laura Heit
Two Ways Down
Rover’s Eye, 2015
Exhibition: Laura Heit: Films
05/18/2019 - 10/20/2019 (more information)
Laura Heit
Rover’s Eye, 2015
Film (3:20)
South Dakota Art Museum
Harvey Dunn St & Medary Ave
Brookings, SD 57007
Phone 605.688.4313
Toll Free 866.805.7590
Fax 605.688.4445
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ADMISSION: FREE

HOURS:
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Sat, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sun, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, January through March and all state holidays, please call for more information.

Mission:
As steward of the state’s art treasures, the South Dakota Art Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits visual art to provide access and education, and foster appreciation of the visual arts for the people of South Dakota and its visitors.

History:
The South Dakota Art Museum originated through the resolve and enterprise of the people of South Dakota. The plan for an art center in South Dakota originated in 1947. Under the guidance of the South Dakota Federation of Women’s Clubs, a resolution was brought forward to erect a building to be known as the South Dakota Federation of Women’s Clubs Memorial Art Center at their state convention in 1955. In April, 1955, Brookings was selected for the Art Center’s development and the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the placement of the South Dakota Memorial Art Center on the campus of South Dakota State College, now South Dakota State University (SDSU) in June. Construction of the $600,000 museum facility began in 1969 and the building was dedicated in 1970, more than 20 years after the original plan was formulated.

In 1976, the American Association of Museums (AAM) recognized the excellence of the South Dakota Memorial Art Center when it became the first museum of any kind to gain accreditation in South Dakota. The expanded scope of the Center’s programming and collections was acknowledged in 1987 when it was renamed the South Dakota Art Museum (SDAM) by the state’s Board of Regents.

In 1995, the Museum set out to raise $1.9 million for an 8500 square foot addition and renovation of the existing building. A new state-of-the-art facility opened in December 2000 after only 1.5 years - using entirely private funding.


Exhibitions:

1 Roof 2 Airs
September 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020
(more information)

Into the Great Unknown: Illustrations by Paul Goble
September 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020
(more information)

Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia
August 23, 2019 - November 24, 2019
(more information)

Harvey Dunn: Imagining Others
Through May 3, 2020
(more information)

Laura Heit: Two Ways Down
May 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019
(more information)

Laura Heit: Films
May 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019
(more information)

Marghab Linens
Ongoing
(more information)

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