the frontage road

the world's only corn palace

The World's Only Corn Palace
Mitchell, South Dakota USA

The Corn Palace is a piece of evolving art rendered differently each year with a single material; corn. The building is alive in many ways, bringing community and culture together in an expression that defines place. Although it remains the same 'physical' building each year, the Corn Palace is as organic as the natural materials which clad its exterior. The murals and patterns of its changing skin reflect the spirit of the people and their community. It is a visual snapshot of the present, and as such, it becomes an architectural expression which paints an evolving sense of place in time.