Lecture on Modernism in Montana art well received


September 28, 2022

Jessie Wilbur was one of the first female art teachers hired by Montana State College (now MSU-Bozeman) in the 1940's. She was instrumental in introducing modernism to art students in Montana and eventually became head of the college's art program. Wilbur and colleagues produced the silk screen prints currently on display at the Blaine County Museum as "Blackfeet Indian Tipis: Design and Legend."

A small but enthusiastic audience enjoyed a lecture on Modernism in Montana art by MSU professor Dr. Michelle Corriel. Blaine County Museum Director Samantha French said she was pleased with the turnout and was looking forward to two future lectures scheduled for this fall. The lecture by Dr. Corriel was virtual, via the internet, and interactive. The two upcoming lecturers will be speaking live at the local museum.

Lecture focused on current Blackfeet tipis exhibit's creator

Dr. Corriel introduced information about Jessie Wilbur, an early art teacher at what would later become Montana Stat...

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