Stilwell photo

Our modern John A. Day Gallery annually features 15-18 exhibitions in two- and three-dimensional works, ranging in multi-faceted shows such as:

  • Retrospectives
  • Multimedia installations
  • Juried competitions
  • Invitationals
  • Student exhibitions

Gallery programming reflects the diversity of the University Art Galleries' mission; the schedule annually blends exhibitions showcasing the University's Permanent Collection, supporting the art department program, and featuring art and artists not only from the Northern Plains, but from across North America.

With over 185 feet of linear wall space and nearly 2,900 square feet, the gallery space also hosts receptions, lectures, art auctions and various art educational events and functions for the Fine Arts programs and for the USD community and the City of Vermillion public.

The John A. Day Gallery is open to the public free of charge between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends by special appointment (closed holidays).

2016 – 2017 John A. Day Gallery Schedule 

Stilwell Student Exhibition 
January 27 – February 24, 2017
Opening Reception: January 27, 6 – 8 p.m. 

MFA Reviews
February 28, 2017

Phillip Michael Hook Sabbatical Exhibition
March 6 – 31, 2017
Closing Reception: March 31, 6 - 8 p.m.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions
April 3 – 7, 2017
Reception: April 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
April 10 – 14, 2017
Reception: April 13, Time TBA

BFA Graduation Exhibitions
April 17 – 21, 2017
Reception: April 21, 6 – 8 p.m.
April 24 – 28, 2017
Reception: April 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
May 1 – 5, 2017
Reception: May 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

South Dakota 7th Governor's Biennial Art Exhibition
May 8 – July 28, 2017
Reception: May 12, 5 - 7 p.m.