In 1981, Jane and Mac Haskell who lived in Huron South Dakota commissioned a Termesphere representing South Dakota. Now that both Jane and Mac have passed away, the Haskell family has donated their sphere called the Dakota Sphere to the South Dakota Arts Museum in Brookings South Dakota. This sphere shows all of South Dakota on the bottom the sphere. The top of the sphere has pictographs from around the state.It is currently on loan to Northern State University and part of the 24 piece show at the Johnson Art Center.
This is the second Termesphere that has been donated to our State Art Museum. Wanda and Stewart Bellmans of Spearfish- also donated a 24″ Termesphere entitled Solid Corners. So now the South Dakota Art Museum will be able to alternate the spheres.