Dueling Paint Brushes
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: June 8, 2017

Join Montana State Parks and Humanities Montana for a special presentation by Kristi Hager on painters George Catlin and Karl Brodmer, who traveled up the Missouri River within a year of each other in a time after Lewis and Clark but before modernization had swept through the west. These men had different temperaments and styles of painting the same Indian subject matter and each also documented how the tribes painted accounts of their own lives in their own style. This abundance of painting is a rich visual record of the High Plains during this unique time.

Kristi Hager, of Missoula, Montana, is a painter and photographer. She has lectured on the history of photography and has taught painting and drawing at the university level. She is a champion of visual literacy.

For more information, call the park visitor center at (406) 254-7342.

Humanities Montana is Montana’s independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), founded in 1972 by thirteen Montana citizens, academic and civic leaders, response to Congress, National Arts and Humanities Act of 1965. Since that day, Humanities Montana has benefited hundreds of Montana organizations and thousands of its citizens, providing support for public programs in the humanities throughout the state. Humanities Montana’s educational and cultural programs help Montanans develop a deeper understanding of humanity’s values and beliefs, intellectual achievements, diverse cultures, and heritages.

What: “Dueling Paintbrushes: George Catlin and Karl Brodmer on the Missouri,” at Pictograph Cave State Park

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 1 to 2pm

Where: Pictograph Cave State Park, 3401 Coburn Rd, Billings, MT

Who: Kristi Hager, Painter and Photographer

Cost: Free to the public (including out-of-state visitors that have paid the day use fee).