Discover Art

The University Art Galleries provide visual arts education for the University of South Dakota and the broader community through rotating contemporary and historical art exhibitions, artist lectures, research programs and multidisciplinary events.


The University Art Galleries (UAG) comprises three public visual arts spaces on the campus of the University of South Dakota: the John A. Day Gallery and Gallery 110 are in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts and the Oscar Howe Gallery in historic Old Main.

The UAG continues to build and preserve its permanent collection for the purpose of scholarly engagement and to generate an appreciation for the unique cultural characteristics of the region. The UAG permanent collection includes primarily American art and art from the Northern Plains Indian tribes.

Friends of the University Art Galleries

As a friend, you help the UAG extend and enhance its educational mission through:

  • Producing exhibition catalogs
  • Acquiring historically important and conceptually innovative works of art to add to the permanent collection
  • Hosting art programs for children
  • Developing traveling exhibitions from the UAG’s permanent collection
  • Funding research and lectures on artworks in the permanent collection
  • Supporting visual artists who exhibit and present their art on campus
  • Caring for and conserving artworks in the permanent collection

Members receive biannual newsletters with recognition of your contributions, special invitations to members’ only gallery events, the chance to help determine new acquisitions for the permanent collection, and discounts on the purchase of non-student professional artwork and exhibition catalogs.

The form below provides options to purchase a membership at the lowest value. There is an Additional Donation field if you would like to contribute an additional amount. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Student: $15 $29
Artist: $30 – $49
Sponsor: $50 – $99
Enthusiast: $100 – $499
Patron: $500 $999
Benefactor: $1,000 or more

Under Internal Revenue Service Guidelines, the estimated value of the benefits received are not substantial; therefore the full amount of your gift is a deductible contribution.