Changing Galleries

Gates Changing Gallery

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Now Showing

Through May 25, 2013

This pink Viole dress was worn by Jacoba Krier ca. 1909.

This pink Viole dress was worn by Jacoba Krier ca. 1909.

Green Cotton - Silk Dress 1910

This lovely green cotton and cream silk dress dates ca. 1910

Stop into the Dakota Discovery Museum to view two exhibits of pieces from the permanent collection. The Gates Gallery features a selection of exquisite dresses dating from between 1890 to 1945. Recently re-discovered during the museum’s Textile Rehousing Project, the dresses are now easily accessible and can now be enjoyed by thousands over the coming years.


The Case Gallery currently hosts a selection of sculptures of the permanent collection. Twelve bronze works by renowned sculptress Anna Huntington are exhibited, as well as works by Nancy Coonsman Hahn, Suzanne Silvercruys, Mike Tuma, James Earle Frazer and Gutzon Borglum.

Borzoi by Huntington

Borzoi bronze by Anna Huntington

Turtle bronze by Anna Huntington

Turtle bronze by Anna Huntington



Terrace Changing Gallery

Robert Freeman

Now Showing

Fire Warrior

Fire Warrior, acrylic on canvas by Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman was born on the Rincon Indian Reservation near San Diego, California in 1939. He is Hunkpapa Sioux and Luiseno. His early childhood included living in Rincon Reservation, Vallejo, California and summers at Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota.

Freeman served in the U.S. Army in Korea and attended Mira Costa Junior College and Palomar College in California. Freeman has worked as a teacher, author, lecturer, gallery owner, sculptor and painter.

He has received numerous public mural and sculpture commissions, including at the Los Angeles County Library, the California State Museum, Cal State University and the California state capitol in Sacramento.  His work is found in private and public collections, including the Heritage Center at Pine Ridge, South Dakota and the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Robert Freeman defies most categories. He is an artist who works in an array of mediums and styles such as pencil, pen, ink, acrylic, mixed media, oils, and sculptures of wood, stone and bronze.

7 Teepees - Ledger #4

7 Teepees – Ledger #4, color pencil on paper by Robert Freeman

Several pieces of Robert Freeman’s work in acrylic, etchings and colored pencil are currently available for viewing and purchase in the Terrace Gallery at the Dakota Discovery Museum.

The museum is located on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University at 1300 McGovern Ave., Mitchell.  Current regular museum hours are 9 am to 5 pm. The museum is closed on Sunday and Wednesday.  For more information call 605-996-2122.