Oscar Howe Exhibition Opens

One of South Dakota’s greatest artists, Oscar Howe, is having his legacy remembered in USD’s fine arts building with “The Howe Legacy Across Four Generations” Exhibition. Howe was a Yanktonai Dakota artist and a professor at USD from 1957 until 1983.The exhibition features art from 16 different artists that were inspired by Howe from across […]

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Memorial Lecture Continues American Indian Artist’s Influence

In 1994, Joe Williams sat in the audience during the Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture, learning about the impact on the community made by American Indian artist, Oscar Howe. Last night, he returned again, but this time as the Oscar Howe Memorial lecturer.  Williams, the Director of Native American Programs at the Plains Art Museum in […]

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Oscar Howe Exhibition explores Native American contemporary artwork

The Oscar Howe Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition was on Jan. 26 and showcases Howe’s artwork and his dedication to his legacy. Howe was a Yanktonai Dakota artist from South Dakota who was known for his contemporary depictions of Native Americans.   The Fellowship is a grant funded program that is a part of their contemporary Native […]

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90th year of the Fine Arts program calls for a Celebration of Excellence

The first Celebration of Excellence honored 10 people in categories including outstanding alumni, friends and educators, as well as a special recognition award to Oscar Howe. Bruce Kelley, Dean of Fine Arts, was one of the organizers of the Celebration of Excellence.   “So we have three general categories: outstanding educators, outstanding friends and outstanding alumni. […]

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Oscar Howe’s legacy embraced in USD gallery

The life and longevity of Native American artwork thrives in USD’s Oscar Howe Gallery in Old Main. Housing the largest collection of Howe artwork, The Oscar Howe Gallery celebrates an artist with deep roots in USD, South Dakota and Native American history.  Oscar Howe was a contemporary Native American painter who is credited with influencing […]

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