Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts

Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts

Now – March 5, 2023
Visual Arts Center | Everist Gallery 

Featuring over 70 original works by 50 of the country’s most celebrated artists, Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit. It includes artwork by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Thomas Moran and more. The exhibit showcases paintings, watercolor, sculpture, sketches, drawings, photography and much more within a variety of movements including impressionism, realism, surrealism, abstract and pop art.

This is the Visual Arts Center’s first major traveling exhibit in five years.

  • The exhibit begins after entering through an archway illustrating one of Andy Warhol’s famous depictions of Marilyn Monroe.
  • The first section of the exhibit features postmodern and contemporary artists from the 1970s through present time such as David Salle and Ross Bleckner.
  • As you move through the gallery, you’ll go backwards through time into midcentury pop art by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and also abstract pieces by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.
  • The final section of the exhibit includes famous pastoral landscapes created by Thomas Moran, representations of American impressionism by Childe Hassam and more.

The artists represented in this collection often knew each other and developed professional, creative and personal relationships. The exhibit includes pieces by artists who were friends, spouses, competitors, a father and son, lovers and twin brothers who all influenced artists who came after them. The exhibition also includes portraits and photographs of some of the artists to help tell their stories and illuminate their lives.

Works are on loan from the permanent collection of Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York. This is a rare chance for both art lovers and the general public to see original, famous works right here in South Dakota. Book your group tour or field trip today!

Sponsored by: 

Gilchrist Foundation       First Bank and Trust SD Arts Counsil  Xcel Energy Foundation

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.