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On the heels of a World War I documentary on SDPB TV, we are reflecting on those days. Today we remember Harvey Dunn. Dunn was an artist and the majority of his work is housed in the Smithsonian Institute located in Washington DC. Over 100 pieces of his work are in the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. Lynn Verschoor is the director and joins us now.

Dahl Arts Center

Dwayne Wilcox is a Lakota artist who works in both ledger art and sculpture. His work hangs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. He also has a show called “Cut and Paste” at the Dahl Arts Center through the summer. His work examines current Native culture with a keen sense of observation, craftsmanship, and humor.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray caught up with Dwayne Wilcox while he was installing the current show at the Dahl. He asked about the message the artist hopes to convey through ledger art. 

Courtesy Kevin Pourier

A Lakota artist from the Pine Ridge Reservation is in New York City today to take part in the 2015 Native Art Market. The prestigious gathering brings together Native American artists from North, South and Central America at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center.

SDPB’s Jim Kent spoke to the artist and has this report.

Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Institution Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, is in Pierre at the Capitol Lake Visitors Center for a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, May 5 to promote his new book, "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects." Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory.

Smithsonian And State Historical Society Join Hands

Jan 14, 2013

The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. is announcing a new partnership with the South Dakota State Historical Society.

The museum’s outreach program called “Smithsonian Affiliations”  partners with facilities around the country to enhance the preservation and appreciation of history.

Museum collections in South Dakota including the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre stand to benefit from the new partnership.  

On today’s Dakota Digest SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray reports that the partnership may mean even more for other parts of the state--including schools.