Simplified: The Washington Pavilion's Visual Arts Center has its first major traveling exhibit in five years – and that means you can see original works from folks like Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and more.

Why it matters

  • The exhibit has 70 original works, all of which are on loan from the Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York.
  • The artworks featured are from more than 50 artists, and include artistic styles from postmodern and contemporary artists to midcentury pop art to American impressionism.
  • Even for those who aren't super into art, this exhibit is an opportunity to see original works from artists a person would typically have to travel far out of Sioux Falls to see.
β€œThis is a rare chance for art lovers and the general public to see original, famous works by celebrated artists without ever having to leave South Dakota,” says Cody Henrichs, curator at the Visual Art Center.

What do I need to know before I go?

The exhibit is open now, with a grand opening celebration scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 as part of the downtown Art & Wine Walk.

  • Admission to the arts center will be free during this time.

Outside of the grand opening, Pavilion members receive free admission to the Visual Arts Center, and non-members can see the exhibit for $14.50 (if you buy tickets online – it's a $1 more for buying in-person).

  • Students get in for $11, and children 2 and under are free.