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Hear the Whistle Blow! Art of the Railway
On view through December 7, 2019
Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, Montana

From the early steam era to today’s highly technical railroading, artists have been captivated by the dynamics of railroads for over 170 years. The Hockaday Museum of Art in partnership with sponsor Stumptown Historical Society is showing a one-of-a-kind exhibition of railroad fine art paintings, drawings and etchings this fall.

Curated by Whitefish artists Rob Akey and Jack Dykstra, “Hear the Whistle Blow!” features original art showing the diverse aspects of railroad subject matter as seen over the decades through the artist’ creative eye. Comprised of more than 40 works from private collections and museums, the images span from the nostalgic to the contemporary, illustrating a remarkable collision of art with the industrial revolution. Adding to the viewer experience are select displays of historic railroad artifacts related to the art.

Image credit: David Tutwiler, OPA, Heavy Metal Thunder, oil, 30″ x 40″