The Heritage Center at Maȟpíya Lúta began in 1969 as the Red Cloud Indian Art Show. Today, The Heritage Center has a gift shop featuring the art of over 300 Native Artists, a renowned Native art collection containing nearly 13,000 pieces, a gallery hosting 2-3 exhibits a year, the annual art show, and much more.
The Heritage Center at Maȟpíya Lúta, a Catholic (Jesuit) mission in service to the Lakȟóta people on the Pine Ridge Reservation, honors, celebrates, and strengthens a thriving Oglala Lakȟóta culture through the arts.
EXPLORE THE HERITAGE CENTER
Our Gift Shop
The Center’s Gift Shop sells artwork by more than 300 Native artisans annually through our online and in-person store in the Heritage Center. We purchase and resell authentic Native-made arts and fine arts, both contemporary and traditional.Shop Now
One of our goals is to provide economic development opportunities for Native artists and to educate visitors on the importance of authentically made Native art. We do this through our Gift Shop, buying days, trainings, access to the collections, and our annual Art Show. Artists please call for more information: (605)867-5491 ext 2218.
The Heritage Center’s Art Gallery is open year long and presents 2-3 exhibitions as well as the Red Cloud Indian Art Show, held annually each summer. The art gallery space currently occupies part of the first floor of the historic Drexel Hall and exhibits an array of historic and contemporary artwork. Stop in to see what’s in our gallery!
Our Resources Center is designed for teachers looking to incorporate art in the classroom. You can find resources on teaching with our contemporary Native art collection, images from our collection, lesson plans, guides, links to other helpful organizations, and more! Also check out our Art At Home video Series full of creative projects based on our collection or created by Native artists.Art At Home Series
BOOK A TOUR
Maȟpíya Lúta and The Heritage Center welcomes visitors year-round to learn the history of the Lakȟóta people and the vibrancy of Lakȟóta arts and culture today. Tours include a walk around campus that includes learning about history, current programming for students and community, a look inside our award-winning Holy Rosary Church, exploring the gallery and gift shop of The Heritage Center, and more!
Each year, The Heritage Center hosts 2-3 exhibitions beyond our summer Art Show. Check out some of our more recent exhibitions!
The Heritage Center collection began with the purchase of three prize-winning pieces from the Red Cloud Indian Art Show in 1969, and has grown today to include nearly 13,000 pieces of the Native American contemporary and historical Lakota art.
If you wish to visit the collection, please contact Ashely Pourier at (605) 867-5491 ext. 2249 or email at [email protected].