Reimagine Montana re-documents, raises awareness of, and celebrates nationally significant parks and outstanding heritage properties in Montana by reinterpreting historic places depicted by iconic artists such as Karl Bodmer, Thomas Hart Benton, Gustav Sohon, Charlie Russell and Native American traditional artists whose hide paintings, ledger drawings and rock art survive to the current day. Each artist was paired with a site that resonated with their interests, and was given the opportunity to reflect on these places and their cultural meaning – past, present and future.
The resulting collection of more than 30 new paintings and photographs is stunning, bringing beauty and new insights to the heritage of our state and nation. Visitors to the Reimagine Montana exhibit will see how these outstanding artists have given new meaning to Montana’s historic sites.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website