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 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
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
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. CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9 20th Annual Boe Forum on Public Affairs 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.
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. TBD
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. on Saturdays

 

Past 2015-16 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
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.
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.
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.
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