Office Hours 8:00-5:00 M-F
*Closed the week of the Brown County Fair "The Star of the Midwest"
August 15 - 21, 2016
*"Living History Fall Festival" - Saturday, Sept. 24, 11am-5pm
“In the Making” by Ashley Farrand - Granary Gallery
Sue Gates - Director
Native Prairie flowers found at the Granary...
Black Eyed Susan Cone Flower
Summer Hours beginning the first Thursday in June 2016.
Thursday - Friday 1pm-7pm (until the end of August)
Saturday - Sunday 1pm-4pm (until the end of September)
Campus open April 15 - Oct. 15 annually.
THE GRANARY IS AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS & SMALL WEDDINGS.
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Granary season opening April 15!
(Campus & Sculpture Walk open April 14 - Oct. 15 annually.)
(Art Galleries open starting first weekend in June through last weekend in Sept. annually.)
|All Dakota High School Art Exhibition||April 21 & 22|
|All Dakota High School Art Show/Reception||April 23 & 24, 1-4pm|
|Art Camp (Ages 8-13)||
June 6, 7, 8, 9
|Great Art Escape||June 25, 10am-2pm
June 28, 6-8pm
|Phil Baker in Concert||July 14, 2:30-3:30pm|
|Old Time Music & Ice Cream Social||July 17, 1-4pm|
|Living History Fall Festival||Sept. 24|
|Upcoming Art Shows:|
|"In the Making" by Ashley Farrund (Granary Gallery)||June 2 - July 30|
|Booming Brown County Towns (Putney Hall)||All Summer|
|"Summer Road Trip" by John Eichinger (Granary Gallery)||August 11 - Sept. 24|
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The Granary Rural Cultural Center is a unique gathering place for people to celebrate the culture and art of the Northern Plains. The 2.3 acre campus is located in rural Brown County, South Dakota, in the heart of the fertile James River Valley, one of the greatest grain producing regions in the US.
The park-like campus includes the Granary Memorial Gallery, a 1928 wooden granary converted into five art exhibition rooms; Putney Hall, a restored 1912 town hall moved to the campus in 1996; a gazebo with seating for 40 and an outdoor barbeque pit.
The Granary’s “Walk with Dakota” interpretive landscape and sculpture garden tells the story of the region’s Native American people and the coming of the white settlers searching for a brighter future as they claimed thousands of acres of free land in Dakota Territory. The purpose of the Walk is to examine the relationship between humans the Dakota environment through art, landforms, and natural vegetation.
John Sieh, Granary founder, once said about his vision for the cultural center “We want to celebrate the land and the animals and the people who live here through the arts. We think the fact that it’s rural—and very rural—is what makes it unique.”
Mr. Sieh and his family donated the Granary to the people of Brown County in the spring of 2012. The Dacotah Prairie Museum, a longtime program partner of the Granary, has accepted responsibility for maintaining the Granary, its campus, its programs, and its purpose for the benefit of the public.
The Granary Logo was designed by artists at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, and is a visual tribute to the land, agriculture, wildlife, water, sky and the native people of the Northern Plains.
A metal image of this logo was created and attached to a grain bin adjacent to the gazebo and Granary Memorial Gallery.
Want to help support the Granary?
Your donation contributes to the maintenance and upkeep of the Granary Art Gallery, Putney Hall, sculptures, sculpture walk way, and the campus grounds. It also helps support traveling art shows, student art programs and numerous educational programs.
Thank you for your support!