The annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture was established in 1989 by USD to help perpetuate Howe's message that Native American art is a vital cultural force in today's world and to promote cutting-edge Indian art on the Northern Plains. Past Howe Memorial Lectures have featured leading scholars and artists, including Frederick Dockstader, Richard West, Truman Lowe and W. Jackson Rushing.
Oscar Howe, Yanktonai Dakota, served as USD artist-in-residence and art faculty member for 25 years, bringing international recognition to�both the institution and the state of South Dakota. Over his 40-year career, Howe earned many honors and awards, including numerous grand and first prizes in national competitions. He was designated artist laureate of South Dakota, awarded the prestigious Waite Phillips Trophy for Outstanding Contributions to American Indian Art and�was recipient of the first South Dakota's Governor's Award for Creative Achievement in the Arts.
The Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture is free to the public and will be followed by a reception at the USD Native American Cultural Center. This event is held in conjunction with Northern Plains Indian Market, a project of Sinte Gleska University, Mission.
For more information about the Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture, please contact The University of South Dakota Director of Art Galleries, John A. Day, at (605) 677-3177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.