Frequent and varied events — such as lectures, art shows and workshops — play an active role in the continuing vitality and momentum of the Center for Western Studies.
Upcoming 2020-2021 Events
|Tuesday, August 18 - Friday, October 23||"19," a gallery exhibition featuring women artists in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment||Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Monday, November 2 - Friday, February 5, 2021||"Artists of the Plains: 40th Anniversary Exhibit," a gallery exhibition||Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday-Sunday, November 6-8||40th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale||Friday: 5 - 9 p.m.;
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
|Friday-Saturday, April 23-24, 2021||53rd Dakota Conference: "Farming, Ranching, and Sustainability in the Northern Plains"||TBD|
Past 2019-2020 Events
|Monday, June 3 - Friday, September 6||"Seven Generations: Mending the Hoop," a gallery exhibition featuring the work of Carolyne Landon||Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
First Saturday of the month: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
|Wednesday, July 24||Reception for "Seven Generations: Mending the Hoop," a gallery exhibition featuring the work of Carolyne Landon||6-8 p.m.|
|Friday-Saturday, July 26-27||Augustana Academy Days Reunion: Come see a special exhibit of Augustana Academy memorabilia at the Center for Western Studies||Friday: 1 - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Monday, September 16 - Friday, January 10, 2020||"Sioux Falls In Color: Artwork by Rodger Ellingson," a gallery exhibition||Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday, September 18||Scan Day @ CWS with visiting South Dakota State Library staff||11 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Thursday, September 19||Book reflection and signing with former South Dakota state senator Stanford Adelstein||4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, October 23||Reception for "Sioux Falls In Color: Artwork by Rodger Ellingson" a gallery exhibition||5:30-7:30 p.m.|
|Monday, January 27 - Saturday, April 25||"The Art of Generosity: CWS Honors Its Patrons," a gallery exhibition featuring artwork from members' private collections purchased through CWS programming||Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|POSTPONED||Boe Forum on Public Affairs with Robert C. Green and Jamie Metzl|
|CANCELED||52nd Dakota Conference: "The Roaring Twenties... Again?"||Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
|Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 7||"Blue Cloud Reflections," a gallery exhibition featuring the historical photography of Ambrose Mattingly and other select images from the Blue Cloud Abbey American Indian Collection||Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|