Welcome to the MAM Calendar! Here you can find all our upcoming Happenings – from tours to classes, parties to lectures you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Public programs help connect art to life. Through its programming, MAM strives to fulfill its mission of engaging audiences of all kinds in the exploration of contemporary art.

Get behind the scenes information from the artists themselves at gallery talks on First Friday, or mix and mingle with other art lovers at member events and previews. Like to get your hands dirty? Bring the whole family in for Saturday Family Art Workshops, and make your own masterpiece!

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Art in Public Spaces
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 01, 2015 - August 19, 2016
Art in Public Spaces
Two of Missoula Art Museum's most important supporters are Missoula County and the City of Missoula. The County provides MAM with invaluable operational funding and fine arts insurance while the City, as official owners of the building, provides rent-free occupancy and key maintenance and building care. These are just some of the myriad ways that both of our local governments are committed to nurturing the quality of life and economic activity that a lively arts and heritage-centric community offers.


Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 01, 2015 - February 27, 2016
Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry
Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry is a print portfolio donated to the Missoula Art Museum by artist and Evergreen State College Professor Emeritus Joe Feddersen. The book, curated by Feddersen, features 34 beautiful poems and woodcuts by a diverse range of American Indian artists from the Plateau peoples of the Columbia Basin.


John Buck: Free for All
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 25, 2015 - March 12, 2016
John Buck: Free for All
On the event of MAM's 40th anniversary, the museum will realize its longstanding desire to host a solo exhibition of John Buck's work. The scale of his sculptural work requires an installation in two of MAM's larger spaces, the Carnegie and the Aresty galleries. The exhibition includes a mix of sculptures and prints on loan from the artist, paired with select works borrowed from the collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.


Good Wood: Carved And Cut From MAM's Permanent Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 25, 2015 - March 12, 2016
Good Wood: Carved And Cut From MAM's Permanent Collection
Greeting you as you enter the MAM's Travel Montana Lobby, this selection of artworks from MAM's permanent collection show just a sample of the range of approaches by woodworking artists.


Gennie DeWeese: The Process of Painting
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 12 - May 21, 2016
Gennie DeWeese: The Process of Painting
This exhibit of colorful and lively paintings from MAM's Permanent Collection features works that provide a glimpse into the extraordinary mind and talent of beloved Bozeman artist Gennie DeWeese. Selected from more than 30 DeWeese paintings in MAM's collection, these nonobjective works, are a small but significant representation of the 60-year career of this important figure in Montana's colorful art history.


Teen Artist Workshop
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 17, 2016
Teen Artist Workshop
Times: 4-6 PM
Mixed Media Mania with Lady Pajama
All Materials, Pizzas, and Snacks Provided, 4-6 PM, Free
Make a mixed-media collage background with scraps of paper, tape, and other various items to paint or draw over for a multi-textured and multi-meaningful artwork. Words can be added as final touch.
Teachers: Lady Pajama


Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 19, 2016
Art Guide Training
Times: 3 PM
Tour the new Gesine Janzen print exhibition and celebrate the culmination of another successful FGAE with fine beverages and yummy treats. If you are interested in volunteering with MAM's education programs, please come to the training. For more information contact Renée Taaffe, Education Curator, 406.728.0447, ext. 228 or reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.
Location: MAM


Intro to Life Drawing

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 19 - March 11, 2016
Intro to Life Drawing
Times: 11 AM - 2 PM
Sarah Justice will give instruction on ways to see and draw the figure. There will be discussion and demonstrations on measuring, breaking down parts of the body, finding the planes and values, and foreshortening techniques. Exercises of short poses to longer standing poses will allow for warm-up and eventually lead to completed drawings.
Minimum class size of 6.
Teachers: Sarah Justice
Price: $100.00
Members: $90.00


Modernist Ceramics From MAM's Permanent Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 19 - May 21, 2016
Modernist Ceramics From MAM's Permanent Collection
Frances Senksa, Val Knight, and Maxine Blackmer were three grandes dames of Montana Modernism. This small exhibit features fine ceramic works by these three inspiring artists, teachers, and scholars who worked to change the landscape of contemporary art in Montana.


Gesine Janzen: Floodplains
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 19 - June 25, 2016
Gesine Janzen: Floodplains
This exhibition combines two of Bozeman based artist Gesine Janzen's bodies of work that use river imagery to explore the passing of time and the elusive qualities of memory. Janzen employs multiple print processes such as woodcut, monotype, lithography, and intaglio to layer multiple colors, forms, and veils of ink. These layers reflect the physical qualities of flowing water and mimic the act of recollection.


Open Printmaking

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 20, 2016
Open Printmaking
Times: 10:30-1PM
If you are an experienced printmaker or have taken a printmaking class at MAM, use this time to brush up your printmaking skills. Bring your own materials and use the press for $10. Or use MAM's materials for an additional fee of $5 -15 dollars depending on amount of paper and ink used. Bev Glueckert will be available for consultation.
Teachers: Bev Glueckert
Price: $10.00



Missoula Art Museum - Register Now
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 23 - March 29, 2016
After School Art Adventure II
Times: 3:45-5:15 PM
Over six weeks, using hands-on assemblage, students will embark on an adventure exploring kinetic building, creative thinking, and visual learning strategies
Teachers: Janaina Vieira-Marques
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Members' Reception
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 24, 2016
Members' Reception
Times: 6 PM
ave a drink and rub elbows with artist and educator MaryAnn Bonjorni before her 7 PM talk on John Buck's fabulous work at this special members-only reception. Members' Events are designed to let you interact and exchange ideas and opinions with artists, collectors, teachers, and others who shape and influence the art world. The events are relaxed and intimate in size.
Location: MAM


John Buck Lecture by MaryAnn Bonjorni
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 24, 2016
John Buck Lecture by MaryAnn Bonjorni
Times: 7 PM
Join the inimitable MaryAnn Bonjorni in a discussion of John Buck's dynamic kinetic sculptures and large-scale woodblock prints. The talk will look at Buck's complex use of imagery and unorthodox approach.
Location: MAM


Preschool Art and Storytelling

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 01 - March 29, 2016
Preschool Art and Storytelling
Times: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Growing up is one of the most fun adventures. The way a child pursues the world in their first years is incredibly creative and fundamentally important to health development. Children will immerse themselves in hands-on exploration of storytelling, painting, and drawing
Teachers: Janaina Vieira-Marques
Price: $45.00
Members: $40.00


March First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 04, 2016
March First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
Stop by and visit exhibiting artists, Gesine Janzen from Bozeman and California-based Larry Thomas. Janzen will talk about her work at 7 PM. Come back on Saturday morning and to hear Thomas speak about his work at 10 AM.
Location: MAM


Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 04, 2016
Art Guide Training
Times: 3 PM
Meet with artist Larry Thomas, whose etchings and paintings from his exhibit Ammophilia will be on view in the MAM's Lynda M. Frost Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery. If you are interested in volunteering with MAM's education programs, please come to the training. For more information contact Renée Taaffe, Education Curator, 406.728.0447, ext. 228 or reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.
Location: MAM


Larry Thomas: Ammophilia
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 04 - July 23, 2016
Larry Thomas: Ammophilia
Thomas' artworks depicts the quiet moments, places of transition between grass and sand, sky and water. His abstract drawings, paintings, and prints of the coastline suggest change and the resilience of native species. They also reflect the mood of shifting weather patterns and seasons.


Saturday + Larry Thomas
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 05, 2016
Saturday + Larry Thomas
Times: 10 AM
Meet Larry, grab a coffee, and hear him talk about artmaking. He will talk about the evolution of his abstract drawings paintings, and prints depicting natural processes of growth and retreat, and
the land's response to the effects of wind, water, and human impact. Coffee Provided by Black Coffee.
Location: MAM


Drypoint Etching

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 05, 2016
Drypoint Etching
Times: 1-4 PM
During this afternoon workshop participants will be introduced to one method of intaglio printmaking. The drypoint process involves drawing on a blank copper plate or Plexiglas plate, inking, and printing " an extremely direct method of printmaking yet one that can yield a wide variety of line quality and tonal variation. Each participant will be able to make a drypoint plate, learn the inking process, and come away with an actual drypoint print, all in an afternoon. An exciting introduction to a wonderfully versatile printmaking medium is in store for the participants.
Teachers: Larry Thomas
Price: $40.00
Members: $36.00


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Lantern Making
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 12, 2016
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Lantern Making
Times: 11AM - 12:30 PM
Inspired by the reading of the book, Lucia and the Light by Root Phyllis, students will create their own lanterns. With hands-on cutting, gluing, and story-telling, students and parents will embark on the adventure of making their own lanterns.
Teachers: Janaina Vieira-Marques


Open Figure Drawing
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 12, 2016
Open Figure Drawing
Times: 3-5 PM
Open Figure Drawing
Non-Instructed, 3-5 PM, $8/10 (for each Saturday). Sessions will be held on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month through May 14. These sessions provide artists an opportunity to draw from a live model. Some supplies (newsprint and charcoal) are available for use. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Teachers: Non-instructed


Teen Artist Workshop
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 16, 2016
Teen Artist Workshop
Times: 4-6 PM
3-D Watercolor with Amy Friedman
All Materials, Pizzas, and Snacks Provided, 4-6 PM, Free
Learn to use a variety of watercolor techniques to create a landscape. The landscapes will become 3-D by cutting, layering, and popping out the foreground, middle ground, and background.
Teachers: Amy Friedman


Contemporary Collectors Circle
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 24, 2016
Contemporary Collectors Circle
Times: 5:30-7 PM
Visit the studio of ceramic master and UM Associate Professor of Art, Trey Hill. Get a sneak peek of the complex, large-scale sculpture Trey has been creating while on sabbatical. CCC members will see Hill's personal art collection and recently returned work from a major exhibition.
Location: Studio Visit


Hellgate's Finest Fine Art 2016
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 29 - May 26, 2016
Hellgate's Finest Fine Art 2016
This year's high school art exhibit is focused on the creative outpouring of Hellgate High School's art students. Students represented will be from all grade levels. Hellgate is lucky to have four superb art teachers to inspire their students: Marvin Pauls, Jeffrey Brown, Tim Nielson, and Hellgate's recent addition, Amy York.


Dinner with the Director & Abbie Miller
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 30, 2016
Dinner with the Director & Abbie Miller
Times: 5:30 PM
MAM members at the Patron Circle level or above are invited to a special Dinner with the Director and artist Abbie Miller. Preview Abbie's installation Exit Strategies and enjoy a masterfully prepared meal with paired wines by Chef Noel Mills of the James Bar.
Location: MAM
Price: $45.00


April First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 01, 2016
April First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
Join Abbie Miller at 7 PM for a walk through her exhibition Exit Strategies. Miller will talk about the process of making her large-scale installations and how she engages the gallery space.
Location: MAM


Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 01, 2016
Art Guide Training
Times: 7 PM
April 1
Art Guides, 7 PM, Free
Hear artist Abbie Miller talk about her large vinyl biomorphic sculptures at First Friday. If you are interested in volunteering with MAM's education programs, please come to the training. For more information contact Renée Taaffe, Education Curator, 406.728.0447, ext. 228 or reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.
Location: MAM


Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 01 - August 13, 2016
Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies
MAM will feature Miller's talent and creative process in the form of a site-specific installation entitled Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies. Ever since MAM re-opened as an expanded museum in 2006 the exhibition staff has sought out artists working in installation and large-scale sculpture to create original works for the new beautiful spaces.


Spring Break Mornings Art Camp

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 04 - April 08, 2016
Spring Break Mornings Art Camp
Times: 9 AM - 12 PM
April 4-8
Spring Break Mornings Art Camp with Barbara Morrison
9 AM -12 PM, Ages 7-11, $112.50/125
Enjoy a week of learning art history the fun way! Starting with prehistoric cave paintings and rock carvings and moving through frescoes, mosaics, illuminated manuscripts, Chinese brush paintings to
European modern abstract and cubist paintings, young artists will spend the week exploring art throughout time. Each morning campers will focus on a different era and medium.
Teachers: Barbara Morrison
Price: $125.00
Members: $112.00


Holly Andres: The Homecoming
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 08 - August 20, 2016
Holly Andres: The Homecoming
The Missoula Art Museum is honored to share this exhibit by Portland, OR photographer Holly Andres. Displayed in MAM's stately Carnegie Gallery, Holly Andres: The Homecoming features photographs selected from three large and several smaller suites of photographs.


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Handmade Books
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 09, 2016
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Handmade Books
Times: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Explore a variety of simple bookmaking techniques to create your own unique, handmade books. From simple cereal box books to more complex accordion-style books, there will be several choices for the entire family to work with and get lost in the creative process. The whole family is invited to make art together. Please arrive early to be ensured a spot in these workshops. All materials are provided. Thanks to our sponsor Community Medical Center.
Teachers: Saturday Family Art Workshop: Handmade Books


After School Art Adventure III

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 12 - May 17, 2016
After School Art Adventure III
Times: 3:45-5:15 PM
April 12 - May 17
After School Art Adventure III
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15PM, $45/50, Ages: 7-11
Explore memories though printmaking with Janaina Marques-Vieira. Thinking about the place we live and its relationship to people's tradition, students will create prints using collagraph techniques as an art form. With hands-on printing, creative thinking, and visual learning strategies, students will embark on an adventure to explore memories.
Teachers: Janaina Marques-Vieira
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Montana Modernists Reception
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 19, 2016
Montana Modernists Reception
Times: 6 PM
Members can mingle and enjoy a drink and a delicious appetizer by the James Bar before the 7 PM talk by Ted Hughes. Members' Events are designed to let you interact and exchange ideas and opinions with artists, collectors, teachers, and others who shape and influence the art world. The events are relaxed and intimate in size.
Location: MAM


Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 19, 2016
Art Guide Training
Times: 5 PM
Learn about Holly Andres' photographic process, followed by a lecture on Montana Modernism with Collection Manager and Registrar Ted Hughes. If you are interested in volunteering with MAM's education programs, please come to the training. For more information contact Renée Taaffe, Education Curator, 406.728.0447, ext. 228 or reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.
Location: MAM


Montana Modernists Lecture
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 19, 2016
Montana Modernists Lecture
Times: 7 PM
Come sit spellbound and listen to MAM Collection Manager and Registrar Ted Hughes talk about quintessential Montana artist Gennie DeWeese. This is the first in a series of lectures that will occur over the next few years that are aimed at providing an art historical context to artists who were active in developing Montana modernism during the years after WWII.
Location: MAM


Teen Artist Workshop: Mr. Potato Head
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 20, 2016
Teen Artist Workshop: Mr. Potato Head
Times: 4-6 PM
Come to MAM to create a 3-D portrait using clay. You will be given a featureless clay head shape to start, and then will learn to create specific features to resemble your own. Mirrors and clay will be provided.
Teachers: Jim Heath


Contemporary Collectors Circle: Acquisition Event
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 03, 2016
Contemporary Collectors Circle: Acquisition Event
Times: 5:30-7 PM
Join the CCC for an evening of fun and wonderful food with Holly Andres. CCC membership dues help purchase works for the MAM collection annually. Stay for Holly's lecture immediately following the CCC Event.
Location: MAM


May First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 06, 2016
May First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
May 6
Visit with Holly Andres and hear about her lush photographs, intricate process on set and in post-production at this special First Friday-only Distinguished Artist Lecture presented in partnership with the UM School of Art James & Jane Dew Visiting Artists Lecture Series.
Location: MAM


Color Woodcuts

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 21, 2016
Color Woodcuts
Times: 11 AM - 5 PM
Exhibiting artist Gesine Janzen will teach you how to produce color reduction woodcuts from a single block. Using a process that starts with drawing, carving, layering on color, and then printing, participants will repeat the cycle, each time carving more away from the block.
Teachers: Gesine Janzen
Price: $65.00
Members: $60.00




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