Gates Changing Gallery
Selections from the Permanent Collection
Through May 25, 2013
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.
Terrace Changing Gallery
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.
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.