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"Heart of the Prairie: Women as Art & Artist"

artwork from the Museum's permanent collection

Now showing through May 12, 2019

     The Dacotah Prairie Museum proudly announces a new exhibition in the Lamont Gallery entitled “Heart of the Prairie: Women as Art, Women as Artists”. The exhibition is now opening on 2nd floor and will remain open through May 12, 2019.

     Drawing from the Museum’s varied Permanent Art Collection, the exhibition uses pieces that have either been purchased by the Museum or have been donated to it. Artists creating the work completed their pieces between the late 1800s and 2018. The artists themselves also represent similar diversity, ranging in age from 15 years to 90 years.

     Featured are six male artists, all depicting women as the subject of their artwork. There are also thirty-one female artists whose work contributes to the image of the prairie woman. This exhibition employs art to represent the “consummate” prairie woman as immigrant or native; elderly or young; mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend. Women who may have been our teachers, examples, and inspirations throughout life.

     The art included in the exhibition ranges from oil and acrylic paintings to watercolors; drawings; prints; sculpture; pottery; glass; and needlework. Two beautiful examples of detailed Ukrainian eggs are also incorporated into the exhibit.

     All artists have lived and created art on the prairie, offering their own unique view of prairie life. The Dacotah Prairie Museum is located at 21 South Main Street, Aberdeen, SD  57401. Museum hours are Tues.-Fri. 9-5 and Sat.-Sun. 1-4. The Museum has no charge to enter and everyone is welcome.



Museum hours are:    Monday-Friday, 9-5 and Saturday-Sunday, 1-4.