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For the Love of Glacier: Paintings and Photography by Bonnie Griffith and L.R. Newman

05 Apr 2024 - 22 Jun 2024

Painter Bonnie Griffith presents new works inspired by the late L.R. Newman’s photographs of Glacier National Park.

Exhibition Run: April 5-June 22, 2024

Preview Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5-7 pm. Members Free: Non-Members $



This posthumous collaboration is with Idaho visual artist Bonnie Griffith and a distant relative, the late photographer L.R. Newman.  Griffith grew up  admiring the photos of Leo Newman’s trips to Montana and Glacier, which reminded her of her own family ranch in Central Montana and her own connection to Glacier. in 2021, she decided to create a new body of work in response to specific photos of special locations like  McDonald Creek Falls.  This exhibition features 15 new works.

About Bonnie Griffith:

Bonnie Griffith is a successful plein air painter and master of pastels. Her work has been featured in the Hockaday Museum of Art’s A Timeless Legacy”: Women Artists of Glacier National Park and several Plein Air Glacier paint out events. She has won numerous awards for her work 

L.R. Newman:

L.R. Newman lived in Chicago and developed developed a love of the west visiting his aunt
and uncle (Bonnie’s grandparents) as a young man and later vacationing with his
family to Montana and Glacier Park. His career was as a professional photographer but
 Leo was also an explorer, and enjoyed hiking trails in the Park, particularly in the Many Glacier area.


  • Date: 05 Apr 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
  • Location:Hockaday Museum of Art
  • Curators:Hockaday Museum of Art Staff

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