Hovland Center for Liturgical Arts Collection

Banner of liturgical art imagesThe Hovland Center for Liturgical Arts Collection contains photographs of architecture and visual art in churches and other places of worship in Sioux Falls, S.D., and neighboring communities in the Midwest.

Search the Arts Collection for ideas, information, and inspiration.

  • To view distinct samples of visual art from various churches, use a Keyword or Search Term, such as "font" or "window."
  • To view liturgical art from a particular church, select the Advanced Search screen and enter the church name in the Site/Owner of Item field.
  • To view alphabetical lists of names and information, choose Click and Search.
  • To view a sample of the images in the Collection, Select Random Images.

The Hovland Center has made a good faith effort to identify the owner(s) of the copyrighted works displayed in the Collection and to obtain the appropriate permission to display photographs of such works. Persons who have information pertaining to ownership of unattributed or erroneously attributed works are requested to contact the Liturgical Arts Center with such information.

Liturgical art imageExpanding the Collection

If you have information about any of the pieces of art in the Collection — or wish to suggest additions to the photographs currently in the Collection — please contact us. Additional photographs of liturgical work are available at designated computer terminals on campus.

Information about stained glass windows in the Collection has been enhanced through research conducted in 2011 by Dr. Barbara Johnson, humanities scholar. Johnson's work was funded through a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council.