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Our Side: Elisa Harkins, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Marianne Nicolson, and Tanis S'eiltin
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 12, 2017 - February 24, 2018
Our Side: Elisa Harkins, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Marianne Nicolson, and Tanis S'eiltin
Wendy Red Star curated this exhibition, a reexamination of land, body, language, and history from the perspective of four contemporary indigenous American and First Nations artists: Elisa Harkins, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Marianne Nicolson, and Tanis S'eiltin.


Shed/Afternow: Work by Linda Stoudt in the MAM Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 20 - December 30, 2017
Shed/Afternow: Work by Linda Stoudt in the MAM Collection
When Stoudt's husband of 42 years died from cancer in 2012, part of her grieving process was to make art. While she worked, the word "shed" lodged in her mind"to shed tears, grief, and ultimately, a major part of her identity. A shed is also a shelter. Stoudt writes, "I found shelter from my loss in the art making process," and titled the resulting series of work Shed.


Dear Viewer: Text-Based Artwork From the MAM Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 27 - December 30, 2017
Dear Viewer: Text-Based Artwork From the MAM Collection
"Dear Viewer" is a concise survey of text-based artworks from the MAM Collection, including 12 new and never-before-exhibited acquisitions. These works demonstrate a range of methods and motivations for integrating words and images.


Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 03, 2017 - March 10, 2018
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors
This national traveling exhibition is organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum. It is the first solo exhibition of Quick-to-See Smith's work in Montana since MAM hosted the Jersey City Museum survey in 1998. Quick-to-See Smith's creative voice and powerful commitment to social, environmental, and political issues have established her as a dominant figure in contemporary American art.


Rez Made: Photographs from Two Eagle River School Students
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 03 - December 31, 2017
Rez Made: Photographs from Two Eagle River School Students
Rez Made is a group exhibition featuring 14 student-photographers from Two Eagle River School on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Pablo. In the spring of 2016, photographer, educator, and mentor David Spear led the group of students to New York City.


46th Benefit Art Auction: The Power of Art
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 05 - January 31, 2018
46th Benefit Art Auction: The Power of Art
Celebrate the power of art at the 46th Benefit Art Auction. Experience the powerful energy and generosity of 80 locally and nationally renowned artists who donated new and vibrant works. The benefit art auction provides critical support for MAM's contemporary art exhibitions and educational programming. Your bids at the auction support the transformative work of artists and contemporary art in our community.


Slow View
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 20 - April 21, 2018
Slow View
Slow viewing values meditative stillness as an antidote to such restless experiences and as a path to passion, creativity, and connection. Viewers are invited to break from their routines, sit quietly with these selected artworks, and rediscover the rewards of awareness, observation, and engagement.


Miriam Schapiro: Anonymous Was a Woman
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 15 - May 19, 2018
Miriam Schapiro: Anonymous Was a Woman
"Anonymous was a Woman," by Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015), is a suite of exquisite prints that honor the labor of women whose names are lost to history, their handmade items having been relegated to "crafts" rather than artworks.


Joseph Baráz: Totems and Stelae
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 15 - May 26, 2018
Joseph Baráz: Totems and Stelae
This exhibition represents new work Baráz created since 2011 that has not been publicly exhibited. Baráz's artistic practice is serial, focusing on totems and stelae. These take the form of spiritual tools (hand-held pieces of worked stone), expressionistic paintings, and enigmatic found-object sculptures.


The Shape of Things: New Approaches to Indigenous Abstraction
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 02 - July 28, 2018
The Shape of Things: New Approaches to Indigenous Abstraction
MAM, MATRIX Press, and the University of Montana School of Art will display the works from the printmaking residencies of four artists"Molly Murphy Adams (Oglala Lakota), John Hitchcock (Comanche), Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos/Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes), and Duane Slick (Meskwaki/Nebraska Ho-Chunk).


John Baldessari: Interference Effects
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 27 - August 25, 2018
John Baldessari: Interference Effects
These selections from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation reveal Baldessari's worldwide influence on conceptual art, with works that alternately isolate or obliterate visual information, revealing ruptures in meaning tied to our limited perceptions.




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