Oscar Howe Lecture at USD Features American Indian Artists of 20th Century

Image of artist Oscar Howe in his USD studio Oscar Howe in his USD studio

The 26th annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at the University of South Dakota will feature Nicolas G. Rosenthal, associate professor of history at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, abouth 20th century American Indian artists.

Rosenthal, Ph.D., focuses particularly on the ways that native people have shaped modern American culture and society. In 2012, the University of North Carolina Press published his first book, "Reimagining Indian Country: Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles," as part of its series, “First Nations: New Directions in Indigenous Studies.” For the 2014-15 academic year, Rosenthal was a visiting associate researcher in American Indian Studies for the Institute of American Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught and conducted research on this new project.

University Art Galleries at USD sponsors the free lecture that's held in room 156 of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Immediately following Rosenthal’s talk, there will be a reception in the building's John A. Day Gallery.

The Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture is the opening event to the 28th Annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market weekend.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Michael Ewald
USD News