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J. K. Ralston: From the Permanent Collection
August 6 - August 29Free
J. K. Ralston: From the Permanent Collection is on display from August 6 through August 29 at the MonDak! This exhibit features artwork from Montana artist J. K. Ralston, straight from the MDHC Permanent Collection!
Ralston was born in 1896 in Choteau, Montana. In 1906, his family moved to the Capital P ranch in northeastern Montana, where his father was foreman. He spent his teen and early adult years as a cowboy.
In 1917 he attended the Chicago Art Institute for three months before joining the United States Army in spring of 1918. He trained with pack mules, but was never sent overseas. Ralston returned to the Chicago Art Institute in the fall of 1920.