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 2021 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Monday, September 13 - Sunday, November 7 "Artists of the Plains: 40th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition," featuring works by participants in the Center's signature art show from the past 40 years CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, November 5-7 40th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Sioux Falls, SD Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, April 28-29 54th Dakota Conference:
Radio Comes to the Northern Plains: From Wireless to Wi-fi (1922-2022)
CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. TBD

 

Past 2020-2021 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
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 CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18 - Monday, November 30 "19," a gallery exhibition featuring women artists in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, January 4 - Friday, February 26 "New Treasures from the CWS Fine Art Collection," a gallery exhibition featuring works recently purchased by or donated to CWS as well as classic works by artists Jim Savage, Eugene Christopherson, and Mick Harrison  CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, March 1 - Friday, May 28 "Pandemic: The Art of Survival," a gallery exhibition featuring artwork created by regional artists since March 2020 CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, March 15 Boe Forum on Public Affairs with Robert C. Green and Jamie Metzl Virtual via YouTube 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26 Author talk and book signing with Wayne Fanebust, author of "No Justice for Agnes: The Strange Death of Agnes Polreis and the Sensational South Dakota Murder Trials of Emma Kaufmann" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 7 - Friday, September 3 "Raising Up," a gallery exhibition about farming, ranching and sustainability on the Northern Plains CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, July 16-18 Summer Arts Celebration Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Sioux Falls, SD Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, August 5-6 53rd Dakota Conference: "Farming, Ranching and Sustainability on the Northern Plains" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.