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South Dakota Art Museum

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dr2u wrote a review Oct 2019
Leavenworth, Kansas130 contributions53 helpful votes
On campus at SDSU in Brookings, it is conveniently located and easy to access. The staff are all very friendly. There is a great museum shop. Primarily, though, the exhibits are top notch. There may be more and more significant artwork elsewhere, but not for a city or university of this size. Highly recommend to anyone interested in art at all.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Carolyne H, Public Relations Manager at South Dakota Art Museum
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Thanks very much for your positive review! We appreciate your recommendation to other visitors and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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jer b wrote a review Jun 2019
Bristol, Connecticut1,865 contributions526 helpful votes
Some might think this art museum is small (especially when compared to the MIA in Minnesota), but it is filled with treasures. And it is doable. You can take your time and savor each painting or object of art. When we were there, they were having an appreciation breakfast for the staff of volunteers at the museum. An incredibly nice woman invited us in and invited us to share in the beverages and food being served. We strolled through the museum and were impressed by the beauty of the works displayed. Harvey Dunn's painting celebrated the lives of homesteaders with poignant charm. Beautifully executed work. His most poignant work to me was a painting of a battle field in WWI. It takes the viewer by surprise as the true meaning of painting appears through the soft fogginess of the painting and hits home. Paul Goble's illustrations for his books were stunning. The museum has an incredible collection of his work. HIs appreciation for Native Peoples and their culture is evident in each of his beautiful works. I really loved the fiber art work of Marjolein Dallinga. They are whimsical, wet felted sculptures. Also very impressive are the Marghab Linens, which were examples of some of the finest embroidery work we have ever seen. The museum has rest rooms in the basement and a fabulous gift shop. You can get a parking pass from the front desk that allows you to park close to the President's home. We will fondly remember the kindness we were shown during our visit. This is a definite must do on a visit anywhere close to Brookings. It is a real treasure.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Carolyne H, Manager at South Dakota Art Museum
Responded Jun 24, 2019
Thanks so much for your thorough and kind review! We so enjoy sharing South Dakota Art Museum with visitors, especially ones like you who take the time to "savor" the variety of works we have on display and appreciate their uniqueness and variety. Do come back as often as your travels allow; with 15-17 new exhibitions each year we'll have wonderful new things to share with you. And thanks for mentioning parking. Our reserved lot is just west of the museum on Harvey Dunn St. past the President's home. You don't need a parking pass when you part there as long as you check in at our front desk when you arrive. Thanks again and happy travels.
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DakotaGirl18 wrote a review Mar 2019
South Dakota74 contributions17 helpful votes
We really enjoyed the Harvey Dunn exhibit as well as the other exhibits. The museum is small enough that it held the interest of my young children while still providing a good variety. My little art lovers are asking to go back to see what might be new.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from CarolyneH2, Public Relations Manager at South Dakota Art Museum
Responded Mar 22, 2019
We're glad you and your children enjoyed your visit. Come back again - there are always new things to see and do!
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WStatesTraveler wrote a review Jun 2018
The Netherlands293 contributions100 helpful votes
The South Dakota Art Museum consists of six galleries, which present mostly modern art. The collection changes regularly. At the time of my visit one gallery showed paintings of Harvey Dunn (Western art) who was born in South Dakota in 1884 (deceased in 1952). The art objects and artists shown are different for each gallery. The entire collection guarantees a pleasant morning or afternoon in the museum. It was also a pleasure to browse in the museum shop, where many different items are for sale. Finally, the museum staff was very friendly.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Carolyne H, Public Relations Manager at South Dakota Art Museum
Responded Jun 6, 2018
Thanks for visiting and for your thoughtful review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you sharing it with others. Happy travels and come back again to see all new exhibits.
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clayt0np wrote a review Feb 2018
Bellevue Iowa98 contributions46 helpful votes
The South Dakota Art Museum has a fantastic collection of Harvey Dunn paintings. All of the famous works are here and on display, and many of his lesser known works are rotated in and out of the collection. Nice museum with great lighting. Paintings are displayed well and offer great viewing. A nice bonus is the gift shop. Much more range of items than I expected from a small museum.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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