South Dakota is not exactly known as a haven for the arts. This is not to say, however, that the state does not have its own rich artistic heritage. To find evidence to the contrary, one need only to take a trip to the South Dakota Art Museum.
Nestled on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings, the museum recently achieved national accreditation for the fifth time in its history, and there can be no wonder why, given the troves of unexpectedly great artwork stored within its walls.
The South Dakota Art Museum is perhaps best known for housing the most extensive collection of works by South Dakota’s first landmark artist, Harvey Dunn (1884-1952), all of which were on display until January 10.
Dunn (who was born on a homestead near Manchester, SD and graduated from South Dakota Agricultural College) spent most of his career as a Continue reading Frontier Dreams: The Prairie Art of Harvey Dunn