Indigenous: A New Native America

New exhibition show at the Big Fork Museum of Art & History June 5-July 10

Art Beat

The Bigfork Museum of Art and History features “Indigenous: A New Native America” from June 5 through July 10. This exhibition explores the broad spectrum of contemporary visual art and fine crafts in Montana, with a special emphasis on Native American culture.

Included works express some element of North American indigenous culture, and have contemporary or historical significance in Montana. The types of artwork will include oil, acrylic, photography, leather and feather.

The exhibition showcases both established and emerging artists, including: Dion Albert (Salish), David Dragon Fly (Blackfeet), Valentina La Pier (Blackfeet) Susan Matovich (Gros Ventre), Lauren Monroe Jr. (Blackfeet), Darrell Normand (Blackfeet),  Ben Pease (Crow Nation/Cheyenne), Ron Schlenske (Blackfeet), Tracy Tevis (Salish) and Shadowhawke (Abenaki).

A reception for contributing artists is Friday, June 5, from 5-7 p.m. The museum will also host presentations given by the artists on select Saturdays. All events are open to the public.

Call 406-837-6927 or visit to learn more about the exhibition, the reception and presentations.