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University Art Galleries to present 25th Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota University Art Galleries welcomes Emil Her Many Horses as guest lecturer for the 25th annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Farber Hall inside historic Old Main.

Emil Her Many Horses is a curator in the office of Museum Research at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Her Many Horses specializes in the central Plains cultures and he’s a member of the Oglala Lakota nation of South Dakota and served as lead curator for the inaugural permanent exhibition, “Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. Immediately following Her Many Horses’s talk, there will be a reception in the Oscar Howe Gallery, room 116 in Old Main.  The Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture is the kickoff event to the 27th annual Northern Plains Indian Art market weekend. Please visit for additional information.

To learn more about the Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture or other UAG events, please contact Michelle St. Vrain at or by phone at (605) 677-3177. To see photos of gallery programs and exhibitions, “Like” the University Art Galleries Facebook page at or visit the UAG website at


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 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News