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March 17, 2020

A Letter from Executive Director Alyssa Cordova:

Dear Friends of the Hockaday,   

As a trusted community Kalispell and Northwest Montana institution for over 50 years, our priority is to serve our public and do what is in the best interest of our community and their loved ones. In order to protect our more vulnerable populations, we are going to do our part to help flatten the curve and stop community spread of the coronavirus. The museum galleries will be closed to the public and we have cancelled and postponed all tours,classes, events, and programs through April 18.

We will monitor the situation daily, following national, state, and local mandates, and share updates of any future cancellations or rescheduling as soon as the information is available. Any additional changes to our programs, classes, or operations will be announced through our e-newsletter, social media (Facebook and Instagram) and our website. Although our doors may be temporarily closed, we remain actively committed to sharing arts and culture with you. Now more than ever, our community needs the healing and restorative inspiration of art to unite us during this difficult time. Here are some of the ways the Hockaday will continue to do this:

  1. ·               All of our staff will be working hard behind the scenes (remotely from home) to plan for our upcoming programs, exhibitions, and events.
  2. ·         Maintaining an active, online presence with Facebook live tours and talks, collection highlights on Instagram and more. Stay tuned!
  3. ·         Publishing and distributing our 2019 Annual Report to members and supporters
  4. ·         Publishing Art Matters, our quarterly newsletter (digital version!) to share all our exciting upcoming programs for the Spring and Summer
  5. ·         Working on our upcoming fundraiser and event, Plein Air Paint Out June 19-27
  6. ·         Planning a NEW event fundraiser, Montana Is My Home, a special limited seat outdoor dinner and concert with musician Bruce Anfinson on June 13.

 We also recognize that some of those most affected by the coronavirus closures are living artists who depend on the face-to-face connections from art fairs, visitor attendance at exhibitions, art auctions, and personal meetings with collectors and curators, much of which has been cancelled. For this reason, today the Hockaday is launching “Meet a Montana Artist”a special virtual campaign to help promote local visual artists, beginning now and until we reopen. 

Any artists from the Flathead Area can send us an submission and will feature them on our Facebook and Instagram. Send us the following materials:

1.      a jpg selfie or headshot

2.      1-2 jpg images of their recent work

3.      50-word bio, or 20-30 second video clip to share

4.       website or contact information

 Email your submissions to, or message us on Facebook. While we are closed, please sign up for our e-newsletter and like us on Facebook to keep in touch.

 Together, we will get through this. Be well!



Alyssa Cordova

Executive Director

Looking at Landscapes: the Work of Dale Beckman and Richard Thompson

On Exhibit: February 13 to April 10


more info                                                                                                         

Gallery Talks:

Richard Thompson: Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 AM

Dale Beckman: Saturday, April 11 at 1:00 PM 




Coming Soon!

Continuum: Contemporary American Indian Art from the MAM Collection

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 PM

On Exhibit: April 23 to May 30


more info


Coming Soon!

Intertwined with Living Waters: the Art of Linda Glover Gooch

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, from 5 to 7 PM

On Exhibit: April 16 to August 1



more info                             








To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the museum will be closed through April 18.

We apologize for any inconvience this causes, but community safety is our primary concern.

Please call us at (406)755-5268 or check out or Facebook page.


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




Regular admission......... $5.00

Seniors......... $4.00

College students......... $2.00

Members and children K-12......... Free



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