Upcoming Events

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 2015-16 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Monday, March 9-Saturday, June 27 "On The Record: An Exhibition of Contemporary Ledger Art" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Friday, May 29 Private reception for Association of South Dakota Museums Annual Meeting CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 5:30-7 p.m.
Summer 2015 Treasures from the Center for Western Studies Fine Art Collection, a gallery exhibition featuring the Center's newest acquisitions CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Fall 2015 Grand opening of new exhibits in the Fantle, Froiland, and Elmen Galleries CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. TBD
Fall 2015 Prairie Light, a gallery exhibition featuring the watercolors of Sharon Gray CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Winter 2016 Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux, a gallery exhibition CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Friday-Sunday, February 5-7 36th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale TBD TBD
March 2016 20th Annual Boe Forum on Public Affairs TBD TBD
Friday-Saturday, April 22-23 48th Annual Dakota Conference CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. TBD
Summer 2016 River, Wings & Sky: The Mosaic Artwork and Poetry of Norma Wilson and Nancy Losacker, a gallery exhibition CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

Past 2014-15 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Tuesday, June 10 25th Annual June Event CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 6 p.m.
Monday, June 10-
Saturday, September 27
South Dakota 2014 Art Exhibit and Sale: Observing the State's 125th Anniversary CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Thursday, June 12 Reception for "South Dakota 2014 Art Exhibit and Sale: Observing the State's 125th Anniversary" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, September 6 Saturdays at CWS: Artist Chris Francis of East of Egan Studio will discuss his work, including his piece in South Dakota 2014 Art Exhibit and Sale: Observing the State's 125th Anniversary, currently on exhibit at CWS. CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10 a.m.
Monday, September 8 First day to reserve free tickets for the Boe Forum on Public Affairs www.augietickets.com, CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave., Augustana Box Office at Morrison Commons 8 a.m.
Thursday, September 25 South Dakota Festival of Books Author Reception, a Festival fundraiser sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council. Purchase tickets here. CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, September 26-28 South Dakota Festival of Books: Be sure to stop by the CWS booth in the Exhibitors' Hall and pick up a copy of our newest publication, "Reveille for Sioux Falls" by Dr. Lynwood E. Oyos. His festival presentation on the book is Friday at 3 p.m. Holiday Inn City Center in Sioux Falls, SD Exhibitors' Hall: 2-5 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
Wednesday - Saturday, October 8-11 Northern Great Plains History Conference: "The War to End All Wars: A Century of Consequences": Stop by the CWS booth in the Publication Exhibit to pick up a copy of "Reveille for Sioux Falls" by Dr. Lynwood E. Oyos and other recent CWS publications. Collections Assistant Liz Thrond presents on the CWS Digital Collections (Friday, 10 a.m.). Executive Director Harry Thompson chairs sessions on the revival of Midwestern History (Thursday, 10 a.m.) and the World War I homefront (Thursday, 1:30 p.m.) Holiday Inn City Center in Sioux Falls, SD Conference:
7-9 p.m. on Wednesday,
8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday,
7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday,
8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday
Friday, October 10 Rendezvous Presentation on Norway, featuring the Norwegian students studying at Augustana College CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 3-4 p.m.
Friday, October 10 Reception for "Forbidden Landscapes: The Secrets of Northern Norway" featuring the landscape photography of Lars Westvig CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-6 p.m.
Friday, October 10-Saturday, February 21 "Forbidden Landscapes: The Secrets of Northern Norway" featuring the landscape photography of Lars Westvig CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
on Saturdays.
Tuesday, October 28 The Boe Forum on Public Affairs with Robbie Bach, former Microsoft Executive, on “Privacy at Risk: Challenges to Protecting Personal Identity and Data" Elmen Center 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 21 Saturdays at CWS: "Oral History Workshop" with Rick Lingberg of StoryTelling America CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10-11 a.m.
Friday-Sunday, February 27 - March 1 35th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale Holiday Inn City Center in Sioux Falls, SD 5-9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday
Wednesday, March 25 Reception for "On the Record: An Exhibition of Contemporary Ledger Art" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-6 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, April 16-17 12th Annual Books & More Sale CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, April 24-25 47th Dakota Conference: "Where the West Begins? – Geography, Identity, and Promise" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Friday, 8:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.