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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).

2017 – 2018 John A. Day Gallery Schedule

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

J. Steven Manolis: Painting Vermillion Red 
August 21 – October 9, 2017
Reception: Friday, October 6, 2017

Justin and Karen Peters: Cast in Form
October 20 - November 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 20, 2017

BFA Reviews
November 21, 2017

BFA Graduation Exhibition #1
November 27 – December 1, 2017

BFA Graduation Exhibition #2
December 4 – December 8, 2017

Northern Plains Exhibition - Wade Patton
December 18, 2017 – January 19, 2018
Reception: Friday, January 12, 2017

31st Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition
January 26 – February 23, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26, 2017