MMC Announces the 2019 -2020 Bede Art Gallery Exhibit Schedule

May 21, 2019

The Bede Art Gallery, on the campus of Mount Marty College (MMC) in Yankton, South Dakota, is happy to announce its exhibit schedule for the 2019-20 academic year. This year the gallery will feature the work of several area artists and will also include two student exhibits and several gallery talks on the topics of oil pastels, pencil drawings, Lithographic, etchings, paintings, clay sculptures, and photography.  

The first show of the season is entitled “American Benedictine Colleges and Universities” and will feature fine art inspired by St. Benedict. This collection will be on display from June 3 until July 26.

From July 29 to September 25, Lynda Ackland and Kolb & John Kolb will share their exhibit, “Two Surfaces.” The collection is made up of acrylic paintings and soft pastels on waxed surfaces. A reception and gallery talk will be held on the 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Jacob Van Wyk’s “Apocalyptic Vision” exhibit will open on September 30, 2019. The collection of oil pastels, pencil drawings, lithographics, etchings, paintings, and clay sculptures will be housed in Bede 114 with an opening reception on October 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and an artwork workshop from 8 to 9 am. A closing reception will be held on November 25 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The MMC Student Show will run from December 2, 2019, to December 20, 2019.

“Genres” will kick off the spring season, opening on January 13, 2020. The exhibit presented by Caiti Ziegenbein will feature graphics, drawings, and pastels and will run through January 29. A reception and gallery talk will be held on the 29th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Rich Lofthus presents “Lancers Through My Lens” starting February 3. This exhibit of digital color photography will be on display through February 26, 2020, and culminate with a reception and gallery talk on February 5 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

The final artist’s exhibit of the year will be “Recent Work” featuring the oils of Michael Lavelle. The exhibition will open March 2, 2020, and will close on March 25 with a reception and gallery talk from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

The year-end Student Show will run from March 26, 2020, until April 17, 2020.

 All exhibits at the Bede Art Gallery are free and open to the public Monday - Friday from 8 am to 8 pm. The gallery is located at 1105 W. Eighth St. in Yankton, on MMC’s campus, just off of the Marian Auditorium lobby.

For more information about the Bede Art Gallery and MMC’s fine arts degree programs and curriculum, please call 605-668-1545 or visit