Sponsored by the Sweet Grass Arts Alliance and brought to MDHC by the Montana Art Gallery Director’s Association, “Pure Quill” spans Barbara Van Cleve’s photographic career and showcases her passion for ranch life in the West, women in ranching, photography by moonlight, rodeo as dance, the Spanish Missionary Trail in California and Mexico, and women and horses.
Born and raised on a working cattle and horse ranch in Montana’s Crazy Mountains, for seven decades Van Cleve has focused her lens on land and sky and the men, women and animals who animate it. In riveting compositions and captivating textures, her photographs dispel the Hollywood myths associated with the West, while conveying its true adventure and vibrant personalities.
MonDak Heritage Center
120 3rd Ave. S.E.Sidney, MT
- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 5-April 27
- Art & Exhibits