Art

The Visual Arts Center

The Visual Arts Center brings exhibitions of leading regional, national and international artists to its eight spacious galleries. Exhibits range from noted South Dakota artists to Andy Warhol and Rodin. The Visual Arts Center, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is dedicated to building, preserving and conserving its collections for both South Dakotans and worldwide audiences. The shows are rotated every few months, and community lectures and artist receptions are held throughout the year.

Several of the pieces in our Visual Arts Center are available for purchase. For more information, please contact the Curator at 605-731-2303 or visualartscenter@washingtonpavilion.org.

Emily's Hope Art Show Reception and Auction

Join us for an opening reception will be held with hors d'oeuvres, music and a live and silent auction. All proceeds will go to benefit Emily's Hope, a non-profit organization focused on education, treatment and saving lives lost to addiction.

Apr 26
6:00 PM

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Northern Plains Tribal Art: Works from the Collection

February 16, 2019 - May 30, 2021 in the Egger Gallery

Feb 16 - May 30

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Visual Maniacs

January 8 - June 13, 2021 in the Entrance Gallery

Jan 8 - Jun 13

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Lindsay Twa | A Garden Conversation

January 11 - May 9, 2021 in the Shultz Gallery

Jan 11 - May 9

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Joe Schaeffer, Ceca Cooper and Nick Poppens | On the Edge

February 26 - July 25, 2021 in the Bates Trimble Gallery

Feb 26 - Jul 25

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Jonathan Purdy | Redacted

March 5 - June 13, 2021 in the Contemporary Gallery

Mar 5 - Jun 13

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Craig Carver | Temporal Existence with a Disciplined Perspective

March 12 - June 19, 2021 in the Everist Gallery

Mar 12 - Jun 19

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Digital Kirigami

March 12 - June 19, 2021 in the Everist Gallery

Mar 12 - Jun 19

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Dakota State University Students | Shadow Casting 2.0

March 30 - June 19, 2021 in the Young Artists Gallery

Mar 30 - Jun 19

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Catalyst | 60th Annual Arts Night Exhibition

April 2 - June 13, 2021 in the Everist Gallery

Apr 2 - Jun 13

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Artwork from notable contemporary artists in a variety of media and styles.

The region's only gallery dedicated to installations, video art and new media.

Shows artwork from artists with direct ties, past or present, to southeastern South Dakota.

Features rotating exhibitions of Northern Plains Tribal Art, drawing inspiration from the VAC's Permanent Collection.

Features South Dakota-based artists and South Dakota-inspired art to speak directly to the vitality and vibrancy of our state.

The VAC's largest gallery; showcases large-scale artwork and feature exhibitions.

Showcasing artwork from young local artists. 

Visual Arts Center Sponsors

Visual Arts Center Sponsors