More Exhibits

January 17 - April 2020

Planes, Trains, & Motorcycles

The latest exhibit at The Journey Museum and Learning Center is “Planes, Trains & Motorcycles,”  which explores the rich and unique history of transportation in the Black Hills. 


“This exhibit is all about early transportation in the Black Hills and how it has changed and become better in the modern-day,” says Administration, Curation, and Exhibits Coordinator Corey Christianson with The Journey Museum and Learning Center.

Exhibit partners include the South Dakota Railroad Museum, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and Rapid City Regional Airport.

11 Degrees of Tatanka

July 16 - October 12, 2020

This special exhibition is featured by the Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board. A brochure featuring images of the artwork is available here. Some of the exhibit pieces are available for purchase. Please contact The Journey Museum and Learning Center at 605-394-6923.

Jerry Fogg, an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe (Ihanktowan Nakota Sioux Oyate), uses his art to teach others about the culture and history of his people.  As a professional artist specializing in mixed media, he uses found objects alongside elements of his own creation such as beadwork and painting.  Together these materials create a complex three-dimensional mixed media work.  Born in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Fogg was raised near Fort Thompson, South Dakota, on the Crow Creek Reservation.  He attended Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau, South Dakota, and Dakota State College in Madison, South Dakota.  He now resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  In addition to his work as a visual artist, Mr. Fogg is the lead singer and percussionist in the rock band Native Soul.  

This exhibit presents the complete catalog of Mr. Fogg’s work, including elements of previous exhibitions under the titles of 11 Degrees of Tatanka and Native Soul.  11 Degrees of Tatanka is a celebration of Yanktonia culture and was created by the artist to honor the bison.   Painted buffalo skulls, buffalo hides, and other objects are used to depict traditional elements of Nakota culture, such as the sacred pipe ceremony, the story of White Buffalo Calf Woman, and star knowledge. Also included in the exhibit is a large selection of Mr. Fogg’s mixed media work.  As a mixed media artist, Mr. Fogg uses traditional and contemporary materials in his work, blending the stories of those who came before him with his own.

Inspired by the work of Native American artists Oscar Howe (Yankton Sioux Tribe) and Donald F. Montileaux (Oglala Sioux Tribe), Mr. Fogg first began creating art while in high school.  His early work focused primarily on draftsmanship and those skills continue to comprise his work today.  As a self-taught artist, he developed his signature mixed-media style through the course of experimentation over many years.  He calls this technique “Foggma”.  Early in his career, many art shows did not have a separate category for mixed media work.  As this medium became more commonplace in Native American exhibitions, it eventually became a new category of art.  However, Mr. Fogg felt that this term did not adequately capture the spirit of his work.  By combining elements such as historic maps and ledgers, found militaria items, and pieces of beadwork, quillwork, or painted leather under the glass of a shadowbox, Mr. Fogg weaves together a complex visual narrative in every artwork he creates.  This creative process is fitting since his mixed-media compositions often focus on significant historical events, or on a traditional story or legend of the Yanktonai people. 

Mr. Fogg has received numerous awards and accolades for his work.  These include:  Artist of the Year at Flandreau Indian School, Flandreau, South Dakota; Best of Show (mixed media) at the United Tribes Art Expo, Bismarck, North Dakota, Best of Show at the Yankton County Open Art Competition, Yankton, South Dakota, and Best of Show at Artists of the Plains, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

History of Medicine in the Black Hills

The latest exhibit at The Journey Museum and Learning Center is “History of Medicine in the Black Hills,”  which explores the rich and unique history of medicine in the Black Hills. 

"Medicine is one of the most fascinating topics any museum might choose for a temporary exhibit. It is also one of the most complex," says Mark Slocum, executive director of the Minnilusa Historical Association. "For that reason, this exhibit does not pretend to be an exhaustive study of all that has happened in medicine, even in the Black Hills. We decided to focus on Native Medicine, Frontier Medicine, and early doctors and facilities in the Black Hills. We then skipped ahead to the last 40 years and some prominent health professionals of that time."

“History of Medicine in the Black Hills” was originally on temporary display at The Journey Museum and Learning Center from April 6 to July 6, 2014. Original contributors to the exhibit include: Pat Roseland; Historic Rapid City; Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital; the Black Hills Mining Museum; the Adams Museum and the Days of '76 Museum in Deadwood; The Deadwood Hospital Auxiliary; Beth Palmer, Lowell Swisher and Nona Prang; Ken Hargens; Dr. Dave Evans; Carman Timmerman and the Minnilusa Pioneer Museum.

We’d like to give a special thank you to Matthew Simmons, Associate Dean at the Rapid City Campus of the USD Sanford School of Medicine. We are grateful for his research materials, advice and moral support.

The Journey Museum and Learning Center regularly adds new events, exhibits, and features to the expansive museum, covering American history, Black Hills history, and Native American culture.

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