Mount Rushmore, it's fair to say, overshadowed the earlier career its sculptor, Gutzon Borglum. He ranked among the nation's most distinguished artists the first half of the 20th century. Today his work is found across America in galleries, public parks, churches, the U.S. Capitol building, and even in a National Park museum at the Statue of Liberty. Borglum created a torch for Lady Liberty that served for decades. But the world's biggest Gutzon Borglum art collection is found in the tiny town of Keystone, at the Rushmore-Borglum Story museum. Borglum, you'll learn here, was a fine painter as well as sculptor. Yes, it's possible to take a piece of Gutzon Borglum art home, in the form of prints for sale in the museum gift shop.
Photo by Allison Syman
Address: 342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751