Reception: Danforth at the Depot: A Preview of Livingston’s First Art Museum

The Livingston Depot Museum opened for the year with both its railroad and Yellowstone history displays, and also a new special exhibit for the 2019 season, “Danforth at the Depot: A Preview of Livingston’s First Art Museum.” Art lovers from around the region are invited a public reception Thursday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Depot.

The exhibit is the product of a partnership between the Depot and the reimagined Danforth, previously the Park County Friends of the Arts and the Danforth Gallery. Depot Director, Laura McCarthy-Cota commented, “Not only does the body of work represented in this exhibit speak to the sense of community within the region’s artists, the show itself is an expression of that continued community between the Danforth and the Depot. We’re really excited to be a part of it.”

The exhibit, “Danforth at the Depot: A Preview of Livingston’s First Art Museum,” features works by over two dozen nationally acclaimed and internationally-known local artists. Hosted by the Livingston Depot Center, this sneak peek showcases the type of work that will be part of the Danforth’s permanent collection. From Russell Chatham to Edd Enders, from turn-of-the-century to contemporary, from canvas to bronze, and mixed media to photography, the region’s art has both reflected and shaped the local community—refining and redefining the culture of art in this area.

The Depot and the Danforth welcome the public to this reception for the artists and collectors that contributed works to the exhibit. According to Storrs Bishop, President of the Park County Friends of the Arts, “A meaningful body of the region’s art is housed in private homes all over the county, and the Danforth Museum will become the community venue where the artistic heritage of our region will be able to be publicly recognized and preserved.” The reception on June 13th and the future Danforth Museum of Art will offer the public an engagement with the arts and with the dynamic visual story about who we have been, who we are, and who we are becoming.

Operated by the Livingston Depot Foundation and located at 200 West Park Street, the Depot is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.  There is a nominal admission, and group visits are also welcome by special arrangement. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Depot office at (406) 222-2300 or visiting  


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Thu. Jun. 13, 2019   6pm

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Livingston Depot Center
200 W. Park St.
LIvingston, MT 59047