Arts & Lifestyle: Jan 4 - 10

Jan 10, 2020

In this week’s South Dakota arts coverage, we discuss an exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum that educates us on both prohibition and women's suffrage. This is exhibit is free, open to the public, and focuses both on the national and local levels of both these historic issues.

Plus, contributing to wildlife and conservation efforts is a great way to begin the New Year. Stephanie Arne tells us how.

Images Of The Past: Gold

May 20, 2019
Adams House and Museum, Deadwood

In The Moment ... May 20, 2019 Show 579 Hour 2

The Gold Rush transformed the lives of Lakota people as well as those intent on striking a claim in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

The Journey Museum and Learning Center features a new exhibit called "Gold." It reveals the story of the Custer Expedition of 1874 and how an epic discovery influences our lives today.

Corey Christianson is curator at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

Dakota Midday: The National Pastime In South Dakota

Nov 3, 2015

With the Kansas City Royals first World Series championship since 1985 still fresh on the mind of baseball fans, the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center invites people to see their exhibit, "Play Ball!  The National Pastime in South Dakota."  The Hogen Gallery display traces the history of baseball in South Dakota from the territorial era to the present through artifacts, images, video and hands-on activities.  Dan Brosz, Curator of Collections with the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society, detailed the exhibit which is open to the public through August, 2016.

Photos From Afghanistan On Display

May 7, 2014

Black Hills State University photography student Julieanne Morse finds it difficult to think of the exact words to describe her recent experience as a photojournalist in Afghanistan. She lets her photos tell the story. Morse, from Spearfish, recently returned from a nine-month deployment with South Dakota's National Guard 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment where she teamed up with a broadcast journalist and documented the daily lives of the troops.

"Inspire" Multi-Media Exhibit At The Dahl

Apr 28, 2014

The Inspire Project was designed to profile a special group of young people who have remained resilient and shown courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges in their lives. Photographer Chris Benson, along with audio-video artist Annie Woodle and writer Leah Diggins, present a collection of 30 large-scale black and white digital prints paired with written accounts of each subject, complemented by audio-visual elements that together reinforce the message of inspiration for the audience.

"Commemorative Items And Why We Collect Them"

Mar 13, 2014

Curators Dan Brosz and Matthew Reitzel from the South Dakota State Historical Society Museum and Archives present a special program, "Commemorative Items and Why We Collect Them," at 2 p.m. Sunday (3/16) at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The program will feature artifacts that can be found in the Archives and Museum that relate to the commemoration or celebration of important historical events and special events in our own communities.

Toulouse-Lautrec & His World

Feb 3, 2014

The Washington Pavilion and Citi present Toulouse-Lautrec & His World through June 8th in the Visual Arts Center's Everist Gallery. Regularly hosted at the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, this extensive collection of over 150 works is traveling outside of Europe for the first time. Toulouse-Lautrec & His World features one of the most fascinating artists and personalities of the Belle Epoque (Beautiful Era) in France, which lasted from the late 19th century through World War I.

Artist and musician Paul Peterson's exhibit "In Denial of Context: Landscapes and Other Ephemera" is at the Dahl Arts Center through April 23rd. The exhibit showcases Peterson's paintings while exploring themes dealing with transitions that have taken place in rural life (particularly in South Dakota) over the past century. Most of these images are landscapes, some more abstracted than others, all painted with a passionate brushstroke. In 2012, Paul received an Artist Fellowhsip Grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.

Exhibit Celebrates Life Of SD Artist

Sep 12, 2013

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery and the Center for Western Studies presents "Why Are We: Carl Grupp - A Retrospective of a Life Half Finished." The installment opens today and runs through Saturday, October 12, in the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the prolific life of Professor Emeritus of Art Carl Grupp, one of South Dakota's preeminent living artists. 120 works, many of which have never before been displayed, can be viewed.

"Downtowns," An Exhibit On The Homeless

Jul 30, 2013

Photographer Kirk Jordan's exhibit, "Downtowns," featuring images of homeless people, opens today at the Matthews Opera House and Art Center in Spearfish and runs through August 24th. An opening exhibition is this Friday from 5:30-7:30. Growing up in Spearfish with a strong love of music, photography and the movies, Kirk Jordan moved to California. He played music in Hollywood clubs and became a regular stand-up comedy performer at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip.

45 Years Of Art Celebrated At Red Cloud

May 28, 2013

The Red Cloud Indian Art Show on Pine Ridge is celebrating its 45th year with the opening of its annual exhibit this weekend. The show highlights the talents of Native American artists from around the country.   Mary Bordeaux is the curator of the Heritage Center at the Red Cloud School.   She says the exhibit and sale includes not only established artists like Don Montileaux  but also gives lesser known young artists a chance to show and sell their work.

"The Dreaded Washday"

May 6, 2013

Kristi Thielen of the Journey Museum and Pat Lien Francis discuss the new exhibit displaying at the Journey Museum. SDPB's Victoria Wicks followed them on a tour of "The Dreaded Washday," a new exhibit at the Journey Museum in Rapid City. The exhibit covers areas like laundry, irons, soap and even soap operas.

South Dakota Cowgirl

Mar 28, 2013

Jenn Zeller is a rancher, horse trainer, jewelry designer and photographer who calls herself the South Dakota Cowgirl.  An exhibit of her photographs opens tomorrow at the Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City.  The display, open through April 26, takes viewers on a journey through life on a South Dakota ranch - the trails, the joys, the tears, the fears and the bliss of living on a cattle ranch.