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South Dakota Art Museum

1036 Medary AVE, Brookings, SD 57007-0001
+1 866-805-7590
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small but beautiful

The South Dakota Art Museum consists of six galleries, which present mostly modern art. The... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
WStatesTraveler
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The Netherlands
Harvey Dunn - Great prairie artist

The South Dakota Art Museum has a fantastic collection of Harvey Dunn paintings. All of the famous... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
clayt0np
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Bellevue Iowa
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The Museum features a dynamic exhibit schedule of regional, national and international artists. There is always something new to see! Free admission and parking (just west of the museum on Harvey Dunn St.). Since 1970, the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings has been a place for people around the world to enjoy the artistic legacy of South Dakota in all its diversity. Rotating exhibits feature Harvey Dunn, Native American art, Marghab Linens and Paul Goble, as well as exhibits curated from regional, national and international artists. The Museum has more than 7,000 objects in its collection including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, and ceramics. The Museum Store features jewelry, pottery, and original works of art by local and regional artists in addition to books on South Dakota history and culture. See for yourself why the American Art Awards named this the best art museum in South Dakota and one of the 25 best in America in 2017 and 2016.
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1036 Medary AVE, Brookings, SD 57007-0001
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The South Dakota Art Museum consists of six galleries, which present mostly modern art. The collection changes regularly. At the time of my visit one gallery showed paintings of Harvey Dunn (Western art) who was born in South Dakota in 1884 (deceased in 1952). The...More

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Carolyne H, Public Relations Manager at South Dakota Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks for visiting and for your thoughtful review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you sharing it with others. Happy travels and come back again to see all new exhibits.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The South Dakota Art Museum has a fantastic collection of Harvey Dunn paintings. All of the famous works are here and on display, and many of his lesser known works are rotated in and out of the collection. Nice museum with great lighting. Paintings are...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Sometimes small towns are lacking in the arts - but not Brookings. And one fine example is the SD Art Museum. The Museum is located on the SDSU campus and always has interesting exhibits. Additionally, the attached gift shop carries many items crafted by South...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Love seeing paintings from the Dunn collection and other artists in rotation. Gift store is just wonderful with stunning and outstanding gifts.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The museum needs to be updated with more appealing details and exhibits. the present condition does not attract many...

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

It is not the most amazing museum but the art is beautiful and mostly local. It is just west of the university making it very accessible for students.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great view of history, prints, SD Products, and diversity of art and prints. Great place to relax and watch and observe and just take it all in

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

While visiting Brookings and SDSU for a four day conference, this museum is one of the few places to visit while it town. I was not familiar with Harvey Dunn, but the museum showcased a large number and variety of his works. Walked out with...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is a small but nice art studio. Its artwork reflects quite a bit of the lifestyle in the midwest.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wonderful place to visit and should be on your things to do in Brookings. They sometimes have some entertaining classes or events here also.

Thank Cliff C
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