Art of Glacier National Park. From its creation over a hundred years ago, Glacier National Park has been a mecca for visual artists who have found much to appreciate in its natural and scenic beauty. In a 40-minute illustrated PowerPoint presentation followed by discussion, Chacón presents the rich visual history of the park, especially the role played by the Hill family and the Great Northern Railway in developing the park’s infrastructure as well as promoting this national treasure. The lecture focuses on the early years of tourism in the West and the importance of art as a lure to millions of visitors.
Hipolito Rafael Chacón is professor of art history and criticism at The University of Montana.
Grant program of Humanities Montana. Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities.