C.M. Russell Museum opens exhibition featuring David Bradley

Posted at 3:55 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 17:55:29-04

GREAT FALLS – The C.M. Russell Museum has unveiled its fall exhibition: “Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley.”

C.M. Russell Museum Collections and Exhibition Director Brenda Kornick said they are excited to have the visually stunning exhibition.

“The colors really draw you in and it is also a very thought-provoking exhibition,” Kornick said.

David Bradley is a Chippewa artist who was born in Minnesota. He moved to Santa Fe in the late 1970s.

“When he moved to Santa Fe, the art culture there was really thriving through the 1980s,” Kornick said. “He is really taking us through a journey. It is really a Native exhibition of a time in Santa Fe.”

His work tells the stories and histories not often heard by non-Native people.

Bradley is very active in Native American rights, which he showcases throughout his pieces.

“He has developed a very clever way using humor and a lot of symbolism is his artwork to raise awareness on social and political issues in Native art and culture that are sometimes maybe a little difficult to address, but he has brought it to the surface,” Kornick said.

Bradley’s artwork allows visitors to interpret the issues he’s displaying through each piece.

The exhibition will be on display through December.
Click here to read more about David Bradley’s work and the exhibition.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News