Effective August 29, 2023
Rapid City Arts Council Welcomes Noah Geiger as Gallery Director and Curator of the Dahl Arts Center
Rapid City, SD - Noah Geiger, artist and curator, has assumed a role with the Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) as the Gallery Director and Curator at the Dahl Arts Center, succeeding Denise Du Broy. Du Broy left an indelible mark during her eleven-year tenure as director and two-decade service as a volunteer.
As Gallery Director and Curator, Geiger will be steering the RCAC’s vision for visual arts programs at the Dahl Arts Center (the Dahl). He will lead the development of exhibits and strategies to expand and diversify audience engagement. In addition, Geiger will supervise daily operations, including managing the artists' gift shop and overseeing the RCAC’s permanent collection at the Dahl. Geiger will also be an integral member of the strategy team as the organization marks the momentous 50th anniversary of the Dahl and renews the ten-year cultural plan for the city. Collaborating with peer institutions, he aspires to elevate the region's standing as a premier arts destination.
Born to an artist and a local arts administrator, Geiger's life has revolved around the arts. He pursued arts education in Rapid City schools in his formative years. He went on to study Sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute. Geiger worked in numerous art galleries and artist-run spaces in Kansas City. There, he honed his passion for architecture, fabrication, art history, and community arts engagement. An advocate for accessibility and inclusivity, Geiger is poised to redefine the gallery space and its wider impact on arts and culture in the region.
Jacqui Dietrich, executive director of the Rapid City Arts Council, remarked, "Noah is an incredible addition to our leadership team. His vision and enthusiasm will undoubtedly help to bridge the gap between artists, students, visitors and the arts. We anticipate exciting new developments in our mission to champion inclusive, innovative, and inspiring arts opportunities will stem from his collaborative approach."
Noah Geiger expressed his excitement, stating, “Joining the Rapid City Arts Council in amplifying the arts is truly a privilege. The Dahl stands as a beacon of arts programming for the Black Hills. I anticipate collaborating with our incredible artists, dedicated board, and the vibrant community to sculpt transformative art experiences.”
The role of the Gallery Director and Curator involves curating fifteen to twenty exhibitions annually that display regional artworks, serving a vast community of around 400 artists and attracting 10,000 visitors. The Dahl is at the heart of art and culture in Rapid City, welcoming the public six days a week with complimentary admission, courtesy of the City of Rapid City and the unwavering support of many donors and members.
About the Rapid City Arts Council and the Dahl Arts Center
The mission of the Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is to champion inclusive, innovative, and inspiring arts opportunities to enrich the communities we serve. This organization was founded in 1968 by visionary artists and art enthusiasts, and in 1987, RCAC became the official partner in expanding the city’s arts and cultural resources. Since 1974, RCAC has been the proud steward of the Dahl Arts Center (thedahl.org), a civic resource owned by the City of Rapid City. RCAC is dedicated to advocating for the arts and amplifying the artistic voices of the region and offers a wide range of public arts programs, including exhibitions, live performances, and educational classes. This important work is made possible through the generous contributions of individual donors and organizations including the Black Hills Area Community Foundation, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation, and the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Rapid City Arts Council and the Dahl Arts Center are located at 713 7th St in Downtown Rapid City. The center is open from Monday to Saturday, between 10 am and 5 pm and admission is free. Learn more at rapidcityartscouncil.org.
Maggie Jean Wince
Rapid City Arts Council