Do you like museums? I do. And guess what? So does #1 Son. Having him home has brought many blessings, and one of them is having a museum buddy! This post will share one of the two institutions that we patronized in September - the Hockaday Museum of Art.
As with many museums, the exhibits change regularly. At the time of our visit, the main level galleries housed A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park, showcasing the work of contemporary artists working in or near Glacier Park.
"The American Bison is an icon of strength and resilience. When deep snow blankets the plains, bison use their large, powerful heads much like a plow pushing accumulation aside to forage for food. These deep pathways create passageways for many other hoofed wildlife. Bitter winds and record low temperatures sweep across the plains and yet the bison remains. As the world faces challenges, we can look to wildlife such as the American Bison for hope and encouragement." (description next to this piece)
Many of the cuadros had personal narratives, especially those created in response to the prompts by Dr. Davis, such as "Who Am I?" As we read them, #1 Son and I reflected on themes that would resonate anywhere in the world: the hope for a better world for their children, belief in hard work, a prayer for the safety for spouses and other members of the family, simple enjoyment of the traditions of their culture, reliance on Mother Nature for the harvest, faith in God. It's a pointed reminder to all of us that we may have our differences, but so much of our hearts' desires are EXACTLY the same!