Western Heritage Center was recently awarded a $700 grant from Humanities Montana. According to a press release from Humanities Montana, the grant is in support of WHC’s exhibit “Art & Adaptation: Transforming Art Among the Apsáalooke.” The exhibit explores artistic changes and their inspirations through the eyes of Apsáalooke artists. It includes loans from Chief Plenty Coups State Park such as Buster Bell Rock’s paintings from the 1930s, Kevin Red Star works, photography and historical objects. The exhibit narrative includes dozens of interviews of Apsáalooke (Crow) artists and historians recorded by the American Indian Tribal Histories Project.
Humanities Montana is the state’s independent, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972, Humanities Montana has provided services and grants to hundreds of Montana organizations in support of public programs in history, literature, civil conversations and public issues. Among its many programs are its grants, Montana Conversations, Speakers in the Schools, Hometown Humanities, Community Conversations and the Governor’s Humanities Awards.