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The South Dakota Art Museum hosts, Winter Lunch & Learn #1 - "Billie Grace Lynn: White Elephants," featuring a live video conference discussion with exhibit artist, Billie Grace Lynn. Bring a friend, your own lunch and we'll supply plates, cutlery and beverages. This event is free and open to the public, and will start with a quick visit to the "White Elephants" exhibit and then move downstairs for lunch. We'll connect with Billie Grace Lynn from 12:15-12:50 (you can eat while we talk).

This inflatable sculptural installation by Billie Grace Lynn features a grouping of white elephants, which carry vast meanings on their back. White Elephants have been long considered sacred in Asia. Their possession conferred great prestige but is also a huge and expensive burden. Referencing the “elephant in the room” the artist points out the aptness of the white elephant as a metaphor for our contemporary condition, “too expensive to sustain, too precious to surrender, and in a state of rapid change.”

This installation includes a grouping of three life-sized inflatable white elephants.

Parking Information

Parking is available without a pass in the Museum's reserved parking just west of the Museum on Harvey Dunn Street (in front of Scobey Hall). Parking is also available on the street on Harvey Dunn Street. Handicapped parking is available on the north side of Harvey Dunn St. just west of Medary Ave. and in the Art Museum parking lot.

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