104 North Broadway, Suite 204
Billings, Montana 59101
Tel 406 384 0996
Around 1904 – the year Stapleton Gallery’s building was constructed in Billings, Montana — legendary photographer Richard Throssel had taken up residence in Montana and began photographing the Crow Nation. His classic, Western photography inspires even today. These were the first photos taken by someone adopted by the Crow people; he was given access to the ceremonies and rituals others had not documented.
On September 16 Stapleton Gallery will show selections from the largest private collection of original Throssel photos alongside new, contemporary work by artists Kevin Red Star, Ben Pease, Judd Thompson and Erika Haight, to name a few. Some of these artists are Crow by birth and some — like Throssel — have been formally adopted by the Crow.