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South Dakota Art Museum

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Address: 936 Medary Avenue, Brookings, SD 57007
Phone Number: 605-688-5423
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Museum features a dynamic exhibit schedule of regional, national and...
The Museum features a dynamic exhibit schedule of regional, national and international artists. There is always something new to see! Free admission and parking.Since 1970, the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings has been a place for people around the world to enjoy the artistic legacy of South Dakota in all its diversity. Rotating exhibits feature Harvey Dunn, Native American art, Marghab Linens and Paul Goble; as well as exhibits curated from regional, national and international artists.The Museum has more than 7,000 objects in its collection including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, and ceramics. The Museum Store features jewelry, pottery, and original works of art by local and regional artists in addition to books on South Dakota history and culture.
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Harvey Dunn is wonderful

The art display was well done and we loved the artists, especially Harvey Dunn. We had heard we should see his paintings. The gift shop is excellent and we bought a book and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Viroqua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The art display was well done and we loved the artists, especially Harvey Dunn. We had heard we should see his paintings. The gift shop is excellent and we bought a book and other items. I am going to put post cards showing Harvey Dunns work about women on the prairie next to my husbands' grandmothers' pictures on the same... More 

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Stacy B, Public Relations Manager at South Dakota Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you, Corrine! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our museum! We wanted to make sure you knew that during summer months, visitor parking tags are not needed. In addition to the street parking, visitors can park in the lot directly across from the museum by University Police. That lot is open to the public all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the Dunn works that focused on the prairie most. However it was a good size exhibit in a couple of galleries. Worth a stop to get out of the car if you are passing thru. Also has a gift shop.

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Brookings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The South Dakota Art Museum has the kind of experience you would expect in a large city. Original artwork, traveling installations and an American Indian section.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Brookings- I love you! Your love of art and culture is a hidden gem in the enormity of the plains! Stunning artists! Great for all.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Harvey Dunn is the most well known painter/illustrator from SD. Currently they are showing all of the works they own - around 116. It's a real opportunity to see the breadth of his work. He's most well known for his prairie, frontier scenes, but he has many types of styles. The museum also has several temporary exhibits on display at... More 

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Brookings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This lovely building houses much beautiful and varied,art. and has no charge admittance. also has a lovely gift shop . they change displays often and have a permanent display of Harvey Dunne art that shows much of what the early plains days were llike.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A fine collection of local and regional art with ever changing exhibits. This art museum has a friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We quite enjoyed the exhibits. And we liked that we were able to see all of them in an hour or so (within the kids' attention span). The gift shop has a very interesting selection of books and of art or related items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a hidden gem that doesn't get much publicity. It is home to artists Harvey Dunn and Oscar Howe as well as The largest collection of Maraghab Linens. Many people have never heard of Maraghab Linens which are no longer made. It is definitely worth viewing if you are interested in detailed needle work, now almost a lost art.... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This small museum has a fabulous collection of Harvey Dunn paintings as well as Margab linens, Paul Goble illustrations and galleries for temporary exhibits. They offer a variety of classes for the public, such as beading, fabric dying and painting. The Museum store is one of the best with a huge selection of items at great prices. This is the... More 

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Additional Information about South Dakota Art Museum

Address: 936 Medary Avenue, Brookings, SD 57007
Phone Number: 605-688-5423
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Brookings
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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