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The Ruddell Gallery at Black Hills State University is committed to fostering educational experiences through exhibitions and innovation, by engaging audiences and artists in the exploration of contemporary art relevant to the community, state and region.  The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while focusing on building an understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art.


The Ruddell Gallery is located on the third floor of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union on the BHSU campus. The gallery is open during regular Student Union hours.

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Ruddell Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday - Thursday Closed, Saturday & Sunday 

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Closed during BHSU breaks and official Holidays. For more information, contact the Student Union Information Center at (605)642- 6062 or gallery director, Michael Baum at (605)642-6706 or email 

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 am to 5 pm.

Contact Info

Desy Schoenewies
Phone: (605)-642-6104

Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9571
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799-9571