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Hockaday Museum of Art

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An ever-changing must see!

The Hockaday is a Kalispell institution, a must see for locals and visitors alike. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Jami E
Preserving the artistic legacy of Montana

The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana, is a treasure trove of artwork and photographs... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Free changing exhibits and galleries of regional art, housed in a former Carnegie Library.
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302 2nd Ave E, Kalispell, MT 59901-4942
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

People come to Montana, to see Montana. When western theme exhibits are there, it is a good place to spend some time. When they get some no-talent abstract local paint smearer, it's a waste of time. Call ahead and see what is being featured at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The Hockaday is a Kalispell institution, a must see for locals and visitors alike. The exhibits change regularly, the staff is friendly and informative and membership is very inexpensive!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jami E
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana, is a treasure trove of artwork and photographs produced by Montana artists, current and historic, designed to enrich the cultural life of the community and region and to preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The staff gave us a warm welcome, The exhibits are thoughtfully curated, on several floors. Some of the artwork is for sale. We enjoyed seeing work done by local artists in differing styles. Our visit took our minds off the afternoon heat, and we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank m3Chicago
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This is a small, lovely museum which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting. The main exhibit hall displayed art from an artist who is painting each of the US National Parks. The permanent exhibit included a good variety of art from Glacier. A basement exhibit of a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

If you have half a day in Kalispell, include this delightful art museum in your experiences. The 1904 Carnegie Library Building in which it is housed is reason enough to visit. When we went, they were showing paintings of various area female artists who spent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and inspiring paintings by FITZ Maurice, local artists and more. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Carnegie Libraries dot Western towns of all sizes, and many enterprising communities have since repurposed them into active cultural centers. Kalispell's Hockaday Museum of Art is an excellent example, and merits a visit. The permanent collection is modest and mostly limited to an historical survey...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kirk E
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

I was nearby and had about 10 minutes to kill. On trip advisor it said that it was free. But when I got there there is a five dollar entrance fee. Since I only had 10 minutes I didn’t feel like going in, but if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

There was a special exhibit by tribal artists and it was very interesting and unusual in their media. Barbara Peterson was the docent and we really enjoyed her descriptions of the art.

Date of experience: May 2018
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