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.


Jeneese Hilton: Raven Reviewing Modern
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 03 - August 22, 2015
Jeneese Hilton: Raven Reviewing Modern
St. Ignatius artist Jeneese Hilton is a painter's painter. Her lush canvases of expressively applied paint deftly capture light and color, form and content. The themes of her paintings are richly layered, drawing from myth, history, literature and spirituality, the personal and the communal. Imagery from her own Blackfeet tradition recurs, with creatures suggestive of Native American animism and sacredness, such as the horse, turtle, raven, bison, and bear. The fields of thick color and compelling forms invite the viewer to ponder and find meaning in the paintings.


Andy Warhol Collection: Museum of Art, WSU
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 09 - August 15, 2015
Andy Warhol Collection: Museum of Art, WSU
In 2008, the Museum of Art/WSU was awarded a gift of 100 original Polaroid photographs and 50 silver gelatin prints by Andy Warhol from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The gift derived from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, which sought meaningful homes in museums across the United States for selections of more than 28,500 of his photographs.


2015 Spring Summer Calendar
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 01 - August 31, 2015
2015 Spring Summer Calendar
2015 Spring Summer Calendar


Montana Triennial: 2015
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 01 - September 04, 2015
Montana Triennial: 2015
The works range from the abstract to the figurative, but all reflect years of artistic preparation honed by schooling, travel, experience, critical theory, knowledge of place, and repeated trips to the studio revisiting themes and craft. Whether black-and-white or color, intimate or world-weary, rendered by manipulating clay or pushing paint, the works in this exhibition relate private tales and shared subject matter.


American Abstract Artists
Missoula Art Museum - Details
June 05 - August 29, 2015
American Abstract Artists
The American Abstract Artists (AAA) is a democratically artist-run organization founded in 1936 in New York City to promote and foster understanding of abstract and non-objective art. In 1997 they donated 40 prints to MAM, and a portion of this remarkable portfolio was exhibited. For the first time, we are thrilled to show all 40 prints at MAM.


Chasing Time: Montana's One-Room Schools
Missoula Art Museum - Details
July 02 - September 19, 2015
Chasing Time: Montana's One-Room Schools
Across the United States, there are fewer than 200 one-room school houses in operation. Montana is home to approximately 75 of them "more than any other state. Neil Chaput and Keith Graham travelled to one-third of the Montana schools in 2013/2014 to meet the teachers and students and to document their experiences.


Kathryn Schmidt: Seen In Broad Daylight
Missoula Art Museum - Details
July 07 - October 24, 2015
Kathryn Schmidt: Seen In Broad Daylight
Bozeman artist Kathryn Schmidt is a distinguished artist in the region. MAM is honored to celebrate Schmidt's vision in her first exhibition at MAM. Her paintings and sculptures never spell everything out, leaving enough unsaid that there always remains a mystery for us to fill in. This is the magic in her works, the mystery offered by content served up in dark compositions with content that remains unsaid.


Pop Painting Sorry Class Cancelled!

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July 25 - August 01, 2015
Pop Painting Sorry Class Cancelled!
Times: 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Pop was a movement that embraced popular culture, borrowing from advertising and mass media for its subjects and process. Andy Warhol was a master at this. For inspiration, the class will view the Warhol photo exhibition at MAM.
Teachers: Tim Thornton
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Pop Painting/ Sorry Class cancelled!

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July 25 - August 01, 2015
Pop Painting/ Sorry Class cancelled!
Times: 11 AM - 2:30 PM
July 25 & August 1
This class will view the Warhol photo exhibition at MAM. Artist and teacher Tim Thornton will discuss and demonstrate the processes used by pop artists of the '50s and '60s to transfer images, faces, or soup cans from photographs to canvas using grids, projectors, and stencils.
Teachers: Tim Thornton
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Art Exploration

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July 27 - July 31, 2015
Art Exploration
Times: 9 AM - 12 PM
For Ages: 6-11, $72/80
Art Exploration will offer campers a unique opportunity to explore and expand their love of art. During the week students will be introduced to several techniques: drawing, painting, bookmaking, and printmaking.
Teachers: Jolena Ryan
Price: $80.00
Members: $72.00



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August 03 - August 07, 2015
Wild Things
Times: 9 AM - 12 PM
For Ages: 6-11, $72/80
Create paper maché masks and hats inspired by Maurice Sendak's masterpiece, "Where the Wild Things Are"
Teachers: Erin Roberts
Price: $80.00
Members: $72.00


First Friday August
Missoula Art Museum - Details
August 07, 2015
First Friday August
Times: 5-8 PM
Montana's One-Room Schools by artists Neil Chaput and Keith Graham focuses on the basic daily school activities of classwork and the relationships between these dedicated teachers and their pupils. Listen to Chaput and Graham talk about the schools and people they encountered as they documented these one-room schools.


Saturday + Artists
Missoula Art Museum - Details
August 08, 2015
Saturday + Artists
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
Join Neil Chaput and Keith Graham for a tour of their exhibit Chasing Time: Montana's One-Room Schools and learn about the teachers, students, and experiences at Montana's last one-room schools.


Saturday Family Art Workshop
Missoula Art Museum - Details
August 08, 2015
Saturday Family Art Workshop
Times: 11 AM -12:30 PM
Papermaking with Erin Roberts
Papermaking! Come join us in our side yard with blenders and pulp to make your unique paper creations adding lavender, roses, tidbits of color, and glitter.
Teachers: Erin Roberts


Montana Mystery Creatures

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August 10 - August 14, 2015
Montana Mystery Creatures
Times: 9 AM - 12 PM
August 10-14
Montana Mystery Creatures with Jenn Ogden and Dulcie Belangie, 9 AM-12 PM, Ages 7-11, $72/80
Join the Special Operations Unit and search for evidence leading to the discovery of famous postcard celebrities as the Wooly Trout, Big Foot, and, of course, the Wily Jackalope. Investigate the seasonal appearance of the Chinese Dragon of Butte, too! Join Dulcie and Jennifer to create jackalope helmets, clay Sasquatch feet, and other legendary creatures with wire, paper maché, and more. Scholarships are available contact reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org.
Teachers: Jennifer Ogden and Dulcie Belangie
Price: $80.00
Members: $72.00


Drawing and Drinking

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August 12, 2015
Drawing and Drinking
Times: 7-9 PM
Experience a relaxing and creative evening taking in the summer's beauty with a glass of wine as you draw a scene. Artist Bayla Laks will lead the class in selecting a subject to draw.
Teachers: Bayla Laks
Price: $30.00
Members: $27.00


Preschool Art Start

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August 17 - August 21, 2015
Preschool Art Start
Times: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
August 17-21
10:30 AM - 12 PM

Ages: 3-5, $45/50
Little artists will collage, sculpt, mix color, make prints, and craft with natural objects. Jolena will nurture the fun and exploration through stories, games, and forays into nature.

The focus will be on the art processes as kids get their hands into a multitude of materials and magical messes! This will be a creative fun time for all the young artists.
Teachers: Jolena Ryan
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Art

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August 19, 2015
Art
Times: 6:30 PM
What does 'art' mean to you? In this Tony Award-winning play by Yasmina Reza, the true value of fine art and friendship violently collide when the long-time relationship of three friends is tested by a simple act: the purchase of an expensive, all-white painting.
Price: $12.00
Members: $10.00


PIR Art For Elementary Teachers

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August 19, 2015
PIR Art For Elementary Teachers
Times: 9 AM - 12 PM
Teachers will view a selection of artist's Jaune Quick-to-See Smith fine art prints from the MAM collection. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the Visual Thinking Strategies, and the history and work of the artist, and how it relates to her Native American culture.
Price: $35.00


Dinner with the Director: Art
Missoula Art Museum - Details
August 20, 2015
Dinner with the Director: Art
Times: 6 PM
All Patron Circle members and above are invited to a special encore performance of Art, the Tony Award winning play by Yasmina Reza, for the Annual Dinner with the Director. Enjoy a masterfully prepared meal and paired wines by Chef Noel Mills of the James Bar.


Art Guides & Art Helpers
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 02, 2015
Art Guides & Art Helpers
Times: 12 PM
Introduction for new Art Guides: Find out what is involved with a helping with MAM's Fifth Grade Art Experience. Trainings will continue on Wednesdays in September in preparation for the FGAE.


Art Guides & Art Helpers
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 09, 2015
Art Guides & Art Helpers
Times: 12 PM
Training for all Art Guides: Elements and Principles of Art. Trainings will continue throughout
September"look for the September MAM newsletter for updates.




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