The University Art Galleries is responsible for developing and maintaining the permanent art collection of the University of South Dakota, which currently numbers over 1,600 pieces emphasizing South Dakota artists, contemporary art, Northern Plains American Indian Art, Asian and African study collections. The permanent art collection includes the largest single collection of works by Oscar Howe, the internationally noted American Indian artist and former USD faculty member. Our permanent collection provides high-quality visual arts for the aesthetic enhancement of campus and serves as an educational resource for students.