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Exhibit Archives

The Call of the Mountains 
The Artists of Glacier National Park

June 27 through October 12, 2002

Works by Charles M. Russell

Charles M. Russell  
"Napi" from Indian Why Stories
(Clockwise R to L)
Napi and the Mice Peoplewatercolor
How the Ducks Got Their Colors
pen & ink
"Napi" -- in a letter to author F. B. Linderman.
Trails End Collection, Dr. Van Kirke & Helen Nelson

Creek, by John Fery
John Fery Creek  
Oil on Board
Paul Masa Gallery
McDermott Creek & Gould Mountain, by T.J. Hileman
T. J. Hileman
McDermott Creek &
Gould Mountain
Hand Tinted Photograph
Doug & Carolyn Pittman

An exhibition featuring the work of early writers, photographers, and painters of
Glacier National Park and the Great Northern Railway.

Featuring: Charles M. Russell, James Willard Schultz, Joseph H. Sharp, John Clarke,  Joe DeYong, Maynard Dixon, John Fery, Norman Forsyth, Philip R. Goodwin, George Bird Grinnell, T. J. Hileman, Louis Warren Hill, Fred Kiser, Frank B. Linderman, Lone Wolf, Ted Marble, Roland Reed, and Winold Reiss -- among others.
Read more about the many artists featured in this exhibition

Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, and $1 Students  Hockaday Members: FREE

MARK MILLER - Opening Night Thursday, June 27 on his own work, and the history of Blackfeet artifacts.
DEIRDRE SHAW - Curator of Glacier National Park on Thursday, July 11:
Glacier Scrapbook - Images from the National Park Archives 
GLACIER PARK DISCOVERY DAY - Saturday, July 20 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Bring your own rare books, photos, memorabilia, and art to the Hockaday for free appraisals by Van Kirke Nelson.
- Author of the book Call of the Mountains - Lecture and Book Signing at 5:30 PM on Thursday, August 22 
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK DISCOVERY AUCTION - A benefit for the Hockaday Museum of Art
Held at Gardner Auction Service on Friday, August 23 6 PM Viewing starts at 10 AM, hor d'oevres at 5PM
DARRELL NORMAN - Tipi painter and founder of Lodgepole Gallery, near Browning will speak at 5:30 on Thursday, September 12 about Blackfeet tipi designs and origin legends.
GEORGE OSTROM - Noted hiker, and leader of the "Over The Hill Gang" will present a slide show on the incredible landscape of Glacier National Park on Friday, September 27 at 5:30 PM.

Order Larry Len Peterson's book: Call of the Mountains, the Artists of Glacier National Park
Published by Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ from the Hockaday Museum of Art's Off the Wall Gift Gallery 

Call of the Mountains is graciously sponsored by The Glacier Fund, John and Patricia Case,  Melody and Stuart Johnson, Dr. Van Kirke and Helen Nelson, First Interstate Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, and the USDA Forest Service. 

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Blackfeet Tipi Series  
from the Hockaday's permanent collection.

Blackfeet Tipi, by Jessie Wilbur
Blackfeet Tipi
Print by Jessie Wilbur and Olga Ross Hannon
Cecile Boy, by Elizabeth Lochrie
Cecile Boy circa 1934
by Elizabeth Davy Lochrie
(Displayed in our West Gallery)
Montana Historical Society
There are 26 historical serigraphs depicting the many painted designs of early Blackfeet tipis in this series -- newly framed and on display for the first time at the Hockaday. 
Produced primarily by Jessie Wilber of the Art Department at Montana State College in Bozeman, the prints are accompanied by twelve origin legends compiled by Cecile Black Boy under the sponsorship of the Museum of the Plains Indian in the early 20th Century. 
Ms. Wilber traveled to the Blackfeet Sun Dance encampments in Montana and Southern Alberta during the summers of 1944 and 1945 with Olga Ross Hannon, Chairperson of MSU's Art Department. The two women faithfully documented the painted lodges at the encampments with color sketches and slides. 
Dr. John C. Ewers, director of the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning in the 1940's, and Senior Ethnologist in the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology, discussed the history and significance of these tipi designs and legends in a 20 page booklet which is on hand for our visitors to read.

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Mark Miller and Teri Cannavaro 
Original Creations, Restorations,
and Native American Reproductions

Crow Style Antelope Hide War Shirt
Crow Style Antelope Hide War Shirt
Beadwork and Quilling by Teri Cannavaro,
Construction by Mark Miller
Courtesy of Melody and Stuart Johnson
Mark Miller was raised in the Midwest, but he had a fascination for native Americans and their lifestyles starting at a very young age.
He studied Fine Art and Commercial Art in the marvelous environs of Madison, Wisconsin.
He surprisingly found himself on the plains of Alberta, Canada after graduation -- teaching arts and craft techniques to Native Americans.
"I learned a lot more from them than they learned from me."
He moved to Kalispell, Montana and started working with Teri Cannavaro (born in Nashville, Tennessee) when he needed her nimble hands for porcupine quill work and beading.
Their work shows scholarship, skill, respect, and love for the timelessness of traditional art.


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