Dickinson State University Gallery

Dickinson State University Gallery
291 Campus Drive
Klinefelter Hall-DSU
Dickinson, ND 58601

Greg Walter, Director
Office: (701) 483-2576
FAX: (701) 483-2338
Email: greg.walter@dickinsonstate.edu

The Dickinson State University Art Gallery began operation in 1972 by Dennis Navrat, a Professor of Art at Dickinson State University, under the name of Mind's Eye Gallery. The solitary gallery in Dickinson was a cooperative venture of the Department of Art, The Badlands Art Association, and Stoxen Library. All three provided operational funds.The gallery was located in Stoxen Library.

In August of 1997 the Dickinson State University Art Gallery was moved to its present location, in the newly remodeled Klinelfelter Hall on campus, with seventy-one running feet of usable wall space. The name change was also implemented at that time.

The mission of the Gallery is to address the visual arts educational and cultural needs of southwestern North Dakota. This goal is accomplished through individual exhibitions by emerging artists, touring shows by established artists, guest artist presentations and workshops, art demonstrations, and group shows sponsored by local schools and the Dickinson State University Art Department. Annually, ten to eleven visual art exhibitions are scheduled from September through June.

The gallery today is funded by Dickinson State University, private donations, and a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from state legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The gallery is open from 8:00 am. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays, and by request on weekends.