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South Dakota Art Museum

936 Medary Avenue, Brookings, SD 57007
605-688-5423
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Brookings
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Museum features a dynamic exhibit schedule of regional, national and international artists...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Brookings, South Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We enjoyed viewing the paintings and other art. A good selection of artists and descriptions about each piece.

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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Pros: A nice small collection with great variety of art styles. The woman who ran the shop was very friendly and helpful. Lots of neat stuff in the gift shop. Cons: Parking requires a pass that you must get at the museum, then walk back to your car to put in the window. Note: Located on the South Dakota State... More 

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