Last updated: 4/18/2012
Kalispell, Montana
302 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, MT 59901


Year Round
Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM


Adults: $5
Seniors (over 60): $4
Members: free
College Students: $2
Children K-1 2: Free


Elizabeth Moss, Executive Director
Brian Eklund, Communications Director
phone: 406-755-5268

The Hockaday Museum of Art is a prominent visual arts museum and cultural resource for adults, children, and families throughout northwest Montana. It serves as the "Artistic Gateway to Glacier National Park",and a forum for Montana's artistic tradition and creative cultural vision.

The "Crown of the Continent" permanent exhibition highlights the timeless magnificence of Glacier National Park in paintings, photographs, books, and artifacts dating back to the turn of the century. Rotating exhibitions showcase nationally renowned and locally acclaimed contemporary Montana artists and offer a deeper examination of the arts, culture and history of Montana.

The Hockaday Museum is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization funded by private and corporate contributions, proceeds from fund-raising events and grant awards. Please consider the Museum in your giving plans, knowing that your gift will help carry Montana's art legacy forward for generations to come. We welcome your inquiries.


To enrich the cultural life of our community and region, and preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park


The Hockaday Museum of Art was established in 1968 by local artists and is today a leading public art museum and cultural resource for the Flathead Valley and regions beyond. The Museum contributes appreciably to regional tourism, economy, and quality of life for the community and state.

Artifact Collections

The Hockaday Museum of Art's collection captures the nostalgia and grandeur of Glacier National Park, the glory days of the Empire Builder Railroad, the Blackfeet Nation, and those who chose to settle in this majestic part of Montana. The collection features works by significant authors, photographers, and painters as well as Glacier Park collectibles such as vintage maps and hand-tinted photographs.

Artists include: Charles M. Russell, Winold Reiss, Ralph Earl DeCamp, Joe Scheurle, Fred Kiser, T.J. Hileman, Roland Reed, John Clarke, O. C. Seltzer, Mark Ogle, Nicholas Oberling, John Fery, Adolph Heinze, Earl E. Heikke, and Diccon Swan. Also featured are artifacts from writer James Willard Schultz and other luminaries.

The Hockaday Museum continues to build its permanent collection in achieving its mission to preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park.

Educational Programs

Art classes, outreach programs and artists-in-residence programs are important components of our educational offerings. Please contact Director of Education Kathy Martin to discuss current options for you or your group. We welcome your participation in these programs, and look forward to seeing you on a tour, or at your school.

Public Tours are offered year round on Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:30 AM. The price of the tour is included with the visitor's admission. One of the Hockaday's trained docents will be on hand for the tour. Please arrive a little early to gather in the admissions area.

Access: Members
Appointment required: Yes
Weekly NewsFlash email distributed on Tuesdays
Annual Report published online in March
Sell Your Items in the Off the Wall Gift Gallery & Gift Shop

Selection Process - Object Jury: Artists/Artisans are directed to submit 5 objects representative of their work for the object jury process. Objects submitted must be accompanied by a descriptive listing or inventory sheet that includes materials, processes employed and retail prices. All work presented to the jury must be in its final form. See our website for more details.

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