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Hear the Whistle Blow!

Art of the Railway




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On Exhibit:

September 27 - December 7, 2019

Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 26, 5:00 - 7:00 PM


 Image credit: David Tutwiler, OPA, Heavy Metal Thunder, oil, 30" x 40"


 Hear the Whistle Blow! Art of the Railway is a one-of-a-kind exhibition of railroad fine art paintings, drawings and etchings, featuring original art showing the diverse aspects of railroad subject matter as seen over the decades through the artist's creative eye. 

Guest curators Jack Dykstra and Rob Akey have gathered more than 40 works from nationally collected living and deceased artists, private collections and museums. Images shown will span from nostalgic to contemporary, illustrating a remarkable collision of art with the industrial revolution.  

From the early steam era to today’s highly technical railroading, artists have been captivated by the dynamics of railroads for over 170 years.  Adding to the viewer experience will be select displays of historic railroad artifacts related to the art.

With its mission to preserve and display the art of Glacier National Park and the region, it is fitting that the Hockaday Museum of Art host this special exhibit.  Adding to this appropriateness is the history of Glacier Park’s promotion and development by the Great Northern Railway.

Hear the Whistle Blow! is made possible through the generosity of sponsoring partners and individual donations.  For public enrichment during the exhibit, special presentations and educational opportunities will be available. Stay tuned for more details!


Image credit: Line' Tutwiler, Under Pressure, watercolor, 11.5" x 15"  




 Partnering Sponsors:






 Supporting Sponsors:

  Scott & Jane Wheeler



Image credit: C. David Swanson, Locomotive Mechanic,

oil on canvas, 30" x 40"


Upcoming Programming

Companions: Railroads, Art and the National Landscape

Artist's Talk with J. Craig Thorpe

Friday, September 27 at 11:00 AM, Hockaday Museum of Art

Art of the Railway: Curators' Talk

Guest Curators' Talk with Rob Akey and Jack Dykstra

Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30 PM, Hockaday Museum of Art



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