Upcoming events

November 14 (Saturday) at 1p.m. at the Upper MIssouri River Breaks Interpretive Center, Fort Benton, MT

Please join us, BLM, and 2015 Missouri Breaks Artist-in-Residence, Paul Tunkis, for the unveiling of the Breaks painting we chose to be featured as part of BLM’s National Artist-in-Residence poster series! You’ll also have a chance to view and purchase the 25 other watercolor paintings Paul produced that feature the landscapes, wildlife, and culture of the Breaks. Paul spent two weeks in September canoeing the entire 149-mile Wild and Scenic Missouri River.

Paul Tunkis, Decision Point - pre dawn, 2015, watercolor

“Decision Point – Pre dawn” is one of Paul Tunkis’ works from this year’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence program in the Missouri Breaks. You can see many more – and take one home – on November 14 in Fort Benton.

The BLM’s National Artist-in-Residence program serves to connect people to the amazing 245 million acres of public lands managed by the BLM. Artists that spend time in these areas – like the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument – help promote deeper understanding and dialogue about the natural, cultural, and historic resources that abound on our public lands.

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River floaters observe bald eagles and historic signatures scrawled in the cliffs. (Photo Dan Oldenburg.)

We hope to see you Saturday, November 14 in Fort Benton!