Friends of the University Art Galleries

The University Art Galleries (UAG) serves the academic and cultural needs of the university, the state of South Dakota and the region by providing high-quality visual arts experiences.

As a Friend of the University Art Galleries, you help the UAG extend and enhance its educational mission through:

  • Creating exhibition catalogs
  • Acquiring historically important and conceptually innovative works of art to add to the permanent collection and sculpture garden
  • Developing traveling exhibitions from the UAG's permanent collection
  • Funding research and lectures on artworks in our permanent collection
  • Supporting visual artists who exhibit and discuss their art on campus
  • Caring for and conserving artworks in our permanent collection

Members receive biannual newsletters with recognition of your contributions, special invitations to members' only gallery events, the chance to help determine new acquisitions for the permanent collection, and discounts on the purchase of professional artwork (does no include student art) and exhibition catalogs. See our Membership Benefits page for a full listing of benefits.