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 2016-2017 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Monday, July 25-Saturday, October 22 Rivers, Wings & Sky: A Collaborative Exhibit of Nancy Losacker’s Mosaics and Norma Wilson’s Poems, 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. the first Saturday of the month
Fall 2016 The Cadence of Grass, a gallery exhibition featuring the work of Michael Paul 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. the first Saturday of the month
Tuesday, November 15 Native American Observations of Weather and Climate presentation with Kevin Gallo CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 3 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, February 17-19

37th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls, SD TBD
Spring 2017 Gallery exhibition featuring the work of Jan Sohl 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. the first Saturday of the month
Monday, March 20 Boe Forum on Public Affairs TBD TBD
Friday-Saturday, April 21-22 49th Dakota Conference: "Religion and Spirituality in the Northern Plains: Observing the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. TBD
Summer 2017 Weathered: The Northern Plains Landscape as Shaped by the Elements, 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. the first Saturday of the month

 

Past 2015-16 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Monday, July 6-Saturday, October 17 Treasures from the Center for Western Studies Fine Art Collection, 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
Thursday, September 10 Voices of the Northern Plains Grand Opening Reception CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-6:30 p.m.
Monday, October 19, 2015-Saturday, January 25, 2016 Prairie Light: Watercolors by Sharon Gray, 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
Wednesday, October 21 Reception for Prairie Light: Watercolors by Sharon Gray CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 Saturdays at CWS: "Traveling Solo: An Icelandic Adventure" with Karen Pratt CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10-11 a.m.
Monday, January 25-Saturday, April 9 I Have The Honor To Report: Hiawatha Asylum Exhibit, a gallery exhibition featuring the works of the Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux artist collective 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
Wednesday, January 27 Reception for I Have the Honor to Report: Hiawatha Asylum Exhibit, featuring the works of the Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux artist collective CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 5-6 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, February 5-7 36th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale Hilton Garden Inn
Downtown Sioux Falls, SD
5 - 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday 
Tuesday, February 23 Booksigning with Wendell Grangaard, author of the new book, "The Seeing is Sacred Through the Eye of the Heart': Documenting the Weapons Used at the Little Big Horn". Copies will be available at the event and in the CWS Gift Shop.
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CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9 20th Annual Boe Forum on Public Affairs – Canceled, see official news release. Elmen Center 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10 Reception for Dr. Elizabeth Fenn, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People. Copies of this fascinating new history of a regional culture are available in the CWS Gift Shop. CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 3-4 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 Gallery Talk for I Have the Honor to Report: Hiwawatha Asylum Exhibit, featuring Jerry Fogg and Anne Dilenschneider, members of the Keepers of the Canton Native Asylum Story.  CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-7 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, April 14-15 13th Annual Books & More Sale CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, April 18-Friday, July 15 A View From Here: Commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service, an exhibition of South Dakota landscape photography 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. the first Saturday of the month
Friday-Saturday, April 22-23 48th Annual Dakota Conference: World War II Comes to the Northern Plains, 1941-2016

CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave.

Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3 Reception for A View From Here: Commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, July 22-23 Augustana Academy Days Reunion: Come see a special exhibit of Augustana Academy memorabilia at the Center for Western Studies CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24 Reception for River, Wings & Sky: A Collaborative Exhibit of Nancy Losacker's Mosaics and Normal Wilson's Poems CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 17 Saturdays at CWS: "Rivers, Wings & Sky: The Art of Collaboration," a program presented by artist Nancy Losacker and poet Nancy Wilson, in conjunction with their exhibition of the same name CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10 a.m.
Saturday, September 24 Saturdays at CWS: "Teddy Comes to South Dakota" with Reverend Dave Johnson CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10 a.m.