Special Exhibition Galleries

Ice Age Floods – Opens in summer, 2020
Outside, on the Museum’s grounds

Did you know there were floods at the end of the last ice age and that we can see the marks they left, right here in the  Bitter Root Valley?  This summer, come explore the evidence at Ravalli County Museum’s Ice Age Floods exhibit!

 

Art & History of Quilts – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Quilts; a time-honored home-staple that tell a story through layers of fabric.   Opening night will include an authentic “Bed Turning”.Layers of quilts are placed on a bed, then turned. As each quilt is turned and held up for the audience, the quilt is described with the date and story of the piece.  

Faces of Montana – Opens in 2021
Featured in the Courtroom Gallery

This exhibit will feature some of the most famous people of Montana’s past, including Father Ravalli, Chief Joseph, Mary Ronan, Poker Joe, Henry Grant, Jeannette Rankin, and Granville Stuart.  We will also be highlighting some of our local folks! See how these personalities created the Montana we know today.

“Tools of the Trade” Exhibit 
Featured in the Gray Gallery

The Crons have been collecting tools most of their lives and have amassed over 250 striking and absorbing examples of the myriad and diverse tools that can fit every necessary function.

View the collection, the remarkable art that is represented by these finely crafted implements, utensils, riggings, and yes, tools.

Looking Out From the Secret Garden, by Courtney Neuschwander

Bitterroot Secret Garden Exhibit 
Featured in the Museum’s stairwell

This exhibit showcases the work of local artists who have joined us in a friendly competition.  Congratulations to Courtney Neuschwander for her piece titled, “Looking Out From the Secret Garden” and to Steve Wilson for his piece titles, “Wheelbarrow.”  Join us on Facebook from July 18th to July 24th to cast your vote for your favorite artwork!  Alternatively, you can come in to the museum to cast your vote in person.  Votes will be totaled on July 24th and the winner will be announced on July 25th. Winner of the People’s Choice vote will receive a special award from Montana Bliss Artworks.

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