Frequent and varied events — such as lectures, art shows and workshops — play an active role in the continuing vitality and momentum of the Center for Western Studies.
Upcoming 2021 Events
|Monday, June 7 - Friday, August 13||Raising Up, a gallery exhibition about farming, ranching and sustainability on the Northern Plains||Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Thursday-Friday, August 5-6||53rd Dakota Conference: "Farming, Ranching and Sustainability on the Northern Plains"||Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Friday-Sunday, November 5-7||40th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale||TBD|
Past 2020-2021 Events
|Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 7||"Blue Cloud Reflections," a gallery exhibition featuring the historical photography of Ambrose Mattingly and other select images from the Blue Cloud Abbey American Indian Collection||Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday, August 18 - Monday, November 30||"19," a gallery exhibition featuring women artists in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment||Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Monday, January 4 - Friday, February 26||"New Treasures from the CWS Fine Art Collection," a gallery exhibition featuring works recently purchased by or donated to CWS as well as classic works by artists Jim Savage, Eugene Christopherson, and Mick Harrison||Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Monday, March 1 - Friday, May 28||"Pandemic: The Art of Survival," a gallery exhibition featuring artwork created by regional artists since March 2020||Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Monday, March 15||Boe Forum on Public Affairs with Robert C. Green and Jamie Metzl||7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, May 26||Author talk and book signing with Wayne Fanebust, author of "No Justice for Agnes: The Strange Death of Agnes Polreis and the Sensational South Dakota Murder Trials of Emma Kaufmann"||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday-Sunday, July 16-18||Summer Arts Celebration||Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.