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“A Little Gem”

Hockaday Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Kalispell
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Owner description: Free changing exhibits and galleries of regional art, housed in a former Carnegie Library.
Reviewed May 7, 2012

The Hockaday is great place to visit if you like art galleries. It is small so an hour will probably be adequate. The permanant art collection is mostly found in the "Crown of the Continent Gallery". It has some terrific paintings from some of the great artists of western landscapes and portrayers of native american/cowboy life. Of course Charlie Russell and O.C. Seltzer are there. But the gallery really emphasizes works capturing the beauty of the local Flathead Lake area and of Glacier National Park. Other galleries in the museum change exhibits frequently so you can visit often and see something new each time. This is a good place to to bring children in order to introduce them to art galleries and museums. There is a small childrens area downstairs to let them express creative ideas. I love to bring visitors to the Hockaday. It is a great small activity in the interesting downtown area. Great to combine a trip to the Hockaday and a visit to the Conrad Mansion, or Central School Museum with a nice lunch at a downtown cafe. All three of these attractions are within walking distance of each other. A visit to the Hockaday is a good alternative activity to another day of outdoor fun. You can get pretty worn out after a few days in Glacier National Park. A visit to Kalispell and the Hockaday lets you enjoy the beauty of the area through the eyes of some world-class artists. The building itself is a lovely sight to see.

Thank Iriani
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

The building is like a piece of art as well. Good exhibits.

Thank Rosita C
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Interesting sillouette paintings on at the time in this out of the way gallery. We would not have know about it if we hadn't been roaming the street aimlessly, but I'm glad we found it. They also had some local youth art on downstairs at the time which was especially inspiring. Their permanent collection of older paintings are well worth a look in.

Thank yodatoadi
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

I'm not a big art lover, but the Hockaday Museum is a lovely facility and an important cultural institution in the Flathead. I love the way they have taken care of their lovely Carnegie Library building. For art lovers, this is a wonderful place to visit, especially if you are in the Flathead on vacation. It's a nice change of pace from hiking in Glacier Park and there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance.

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