The Visual Arts Center

The Visual Arts Center brings exhibitions of leading regional, national and international artists to its seven 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.

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Donald Montileaux | Transitions of Lifestyles: Drawings from Hides to Ledger Paper

December 9, 2017 – April 1, 2018 in the Contemporary Gallery

Dec. 9 - Apr. 1

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Soda_Jerk | After the Rainbow

January 13 - April 15, 2018 in the Corner Gallery

Jan. 13 - Apr. 15

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I like it. What is it?

January 20 - July 8, 2018 in the Permanent Collection Gallery

Jan. 20 - Jul. 8

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Arts Night 2018: A Ripple Effect

Arts Night 2018: A Ripple Effect, showcases artists who positively impact the local art scene and the Visual Arts Center.

Jan. 27 - Apr. 22

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Kimble A. Bromley | A Visit to Cuba

February 3 - May 13, 2018 in the Jerstad Gallery

Feb. 3 - May. 13

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Northern Plains Tribal Art: Works from the Collection

February 17 – August 12 in the Egger Gallery

Feb. 17 - Aug. 12

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Exploration of Self | Dana Southerland

March 24 – June 24 | Shultz Gallery

Mar. 24 - Jun. 24

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Bria Shay Neff | Faces of The Endangered

April 5 - June 10, 2018 in the Entrance Gallery

Apr. 5 - Jun. 10

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Liz Miller | Duplicitous Diffusion

May 12 - July 29, 2018 in the Everist Gallery

May. 12 - Jul. 29

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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.

Displays rotating exhibitions of artwork from the VAC's Permanent Collection.

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

FREE Admission Dates & Times

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesdays
5 - 8 p.m. on Free First Fridays

Washington Pavilion Members always get in free, as well as youth ages 3-17 and those with student IDs or military IDs.