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
August 19, 2014 - August 19, 2015
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.


Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts: Selected Works
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 17, 2014 - March 21, 2015
Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts: Selected Works
Crow's Shadow's growing and extensive collection and archive is the source of this traveling exhibition of more than 45 prints presented here. With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, they also function as a venue for traditional Native American art practices.


Pat Zentz: Trio
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 21, 2014 - March 28, 2015
Pat Zentz: Trio
Trio is a sound installation artwork donated to MAM in 2011 by Billings art collectors and connoisseurs John and Carol Green. The Greens have made a focused effort to ensure that significant works of contemporary ceramics, painting and sculpture remain in Montana, available for the enjoyment of Montanans.


Heavy Metal from The Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 01, 2014 - April 04, 2015
Heavy Metal from The Collection
Come on in and take a look at this small, lobby exhibit featuring four pieces of steel sculpture by two accomplished artists: Ted Waddell and Manuel Izquierdo.


Fifth Grade Identity-In A Box!
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 01, 2014 - March 13, 2015
Fifth Grade Identity-In A Box!
This year students involved in the 28th Fifth Grade Art Experience were inspired by the work of artist Kate Hunt and encouraged to experiment with materials, found images, paint, wire and wax to create boxes that expressed who they are.


2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 01 - April 30, 2015
2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
2015 Winter Spring Calendar


2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 01 - April 30, 2015
2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
2015 Winter Spring Calendar


2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 01 - April 30, 2015
2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
2015 Winter Spring Calendar


2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 01 - April 30, 2015
2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
2015 Winter Spring Calendar


2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 01 - April 30, 2015
2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
2015 Winter Spring Calendar


2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 01 - April 30, 2015
2015 Winter Spring Calendar
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
2015 Winter Spring Calendar
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Theo Ellsworth: Thought Clouds
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 20 - June 26, 2015
Theo Ellsworth: Thought Clouds
Ellsworth is a self-taught artist, comics creator, and elaborate storyteller. He is also a painter, sculptor, mixed-media artist, as well as an illustrator. MAM is thrilled to share a cross section of more than 50 original illustrations to celebrate his first solo museum exhibition. The selected works will be representing a cross-section of his publications.


Renée Brown: Profusion
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 27 - June 20, 2015
Renée Brown: Profusion
Missoula-based artist Renée Brown is no stranger to the ceramics community, and we are excited to present her first solo MAM exhibition. The exhibition explores the natural world, with Brown reexamining stones and minerals which so fascinated her in her youth. It is no coincidence that the installation feels like a mineral show. A mature ceramic artist, Brown has been attracted to the natural compositions in gems, minerals, and stones, and in exploring the resulting vision.


Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 03 - March 31, 2015
Open Figure Drawing
Times: 5:30-7:30 PM
Open Figure Drawing
Uninstructed, 5:30-7:30 PM, $7/5
This ongoing session provides artists an opportunity to draw from a live model. Some supplies are available for use, and participants must be 18 years or older.
Teachers: Uninstructed
Price: $7.00
Members: $5.00


March First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 06, 2015
March First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
March 6
Renée Brown's exhibition explores the natural world by re-examining the stones and minerals that so fascinated her in her youth. A mature ceramic artist, Brown has been attracted to the natural compositions in gems, minerals, and stones, and into exploring the resulting vision. Join her at 7 PM for a gallery talk.


Theo Ellsworth Book Signing
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 07, 2015
Theo Ellsworth Book Signing
Times: 1-3 PM
Theo Ellsworth Book Signing
Featuring The Understanding Monster Book One and Two as well as volumes of Capacity. Refreshments courtesy of BlackCoffee


Heroes Are Gang Leaders

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 13, 2015
Heroes Are Gang Leaders
Times: 9 PM
A language and sound-based literary hip-jazz-blues trio featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis (poet*), James Brandon Lewis (saxophone), and Luke Stewart (bass). Part avant-garde, part standard "in the tradition" trio, performances include instrumental mash-ups and strange brews ranging from Prokofiev to Sun Ra.
Location: MAM
Price: $25.00
Members: $15.00


Art Guide Training: Renee Brown
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 13 - March 15, 2015
Art Guide Training: Renee Brown
Times: 3 PM
Art Guide Training
Meet ceramic artist Renée Brown, 3 PM, as she discusses her new exhibition.


Big Sky High School Art Club
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 13 - May 29, 2015
Big Sky High School Art Club
MAM has asked the high school art students from Big Sky High Sky to share their work in MAM's Education Gallery. The majority of students are involved with the High School Art Club, and others are students from the advanced art classes. Thanks to Big Sky art reachers Dustin Hoon and an DeGrandpre for helping to organize this exhibit.


Four Decades Of Collecting: Selections From The Permanent Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 13 - April 18, 2015
Four Decades Of Collecting: Selections From The Permanent Collection
This eclectic selection of artworks showcases a 40-year tradition of giving art to the Missoula Art Museum's permanent collection. Artists, individuals, and estates have contributed over the years to
developing a body of painting, sculpture, print, ceramic, photography, and textiles that capture the variety, dynamism, and genius of contemporary art in Montana.


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Crystallography
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 14, 2015
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Crystallography
Times: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Artist Renée Brown will walk you through her ceramic sculpture exhibition of imagined mineral and crystal forms. Then, in the classroom, Renée will help you create your own gorgeous crystals and mineral compositions using paper, paint, and other materials.
Teachers: Renee Brown


Teen Art Workshop: Content and Cartoons
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 18, 2015
Teen Art Workshop: Content and Cartoons
Times: 4-6 PM
Theo Ellsworth is a self-taught artist and comic book creator. His work has been described as "a cross between cartooning and art, poetry and the nonsensical ramblings of a writer emerging from a dream." In this workshop he will share his method of working, using the process of automatic drawing to create narrative.
Teachers: Theo Ellsworth


Members' Saturday Coffee
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 21, 2015
Members' Saturday Coffee
Times: 11 AM
All members are invited to a Saturday morning conversation with MAM Registrar Ted Hughes. Ted will present a brief slideshow in MAM's Goldberg Library highlighting the history of MAM's Permanent Collection and some of the important Montana artists featured in the collection.


Raptors and Art

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 21, 2015
Raptors and Art
Times: 1-3:30 PM
You will have the opportunity to study and observe live raptors from Kate Davis's Raptors of the Rockies program. Drawing materials will be provided to make sketches or finished drawings of the birds. MAM's press will also be set up for making monotype prints of the raptors. Bev and Kate will provide basic instruction for the process. If you have favorite drawing materials, feel free to bring them along.
Teachers: Kate Davis & Bev Glueckert
Price: $30.00
Members: $28.00


Spring Break Art Camp: 3-D Magic Morning

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 30 - April 03, 2015
Spring Break Art Camp: 3-D Magic Morning
Times: 9 AM - 12 PM
Ages: 7-11, 8 minimum for each session
Morning: 9 AM - 12 PM, $75/67.50
Full day: 9 AM - 4 PM, $150/135
Afternoon: 1-4 PM, $75/67.50
Morning: Build it, become a sculptor with Jolena Ryan. Campers will use air-dry clay, paper mâché, wire, and found objects to make action figures, animals, book sculptures, fancy mobiles, and more.
Teachers: Jolena Ryan
Price: $75.00
Members: $67.00


Spring Break Art Camp: 3-D Magic Afternoon
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 30 - April 03, 2015
Spring Break Art Camp: 3-D Magic Afternoon
Times: 1-4 PM
Ages: 7-11, 8 minimum for each session
Morning: 9 AM - 12 PM, $75/67.50
Full day: 9 AM - 4 PM, $150/135
Afternoon: 1-4 PM, $75/67.50
Afternoon: Janaina Vieira-Marques will focus on architecture and building your dream! Use your imagination to create architecture of the future while learning about architectural masterpieces from throughout the world. Campers will create futuristic or dream cities using cardboard, paint, and other materials.
Teachers: Janaina Vieira-Marques
Price: $75.00
Members: $67.00


Spring Break Art Camp: 3-D Magic Full Day

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 30 - April 03, 2015
Spring Break Art Camp: 3-D Magic Full Day
Times: 9 AM - 4 PM
Ages: 7-11, 8 minimum for each session
Morning: 9 AM - 12 PM, $75/67.50
Full day: 9 AM - 4 PM, $150/135
Afternoon: 1-4 PM, $75/67.50
Morning: Build it, become a sculptor with Jolena Ryan. Campers will use air-dry clay, paper mâché, wire, and found objects to make action figures, animals, book sculptures, fancy mobiles, and more.

Afternoon: Janaina Vieira-Marques will focus on architecture and building your dream! Use your imagination to create architecture of the future while learning about architectural masterpieces from throughout the world. Campers will create futuristic or dream cities using cardboard, paint, and other materials.
Teachers: Jolena Ryan & Janaina Vieira-Marques
Price: $150.00
Members: $135.00


April First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 03, 2015
April First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
Theo Ellsworth's work touches people of all ages through engaging illustrations and surreal storytelling. The exhibit contains a cross-section of more than 50 original illustrations celebrating his publications.


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.


Members' Preview: Andy Warhol
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 08, 2015
Members' Preview: Andy Warhol
Times: 5:30 PM
Join us for a very special member event hosted by MAM and the Roxy Theater. We will start at MAM with a preview of Andy Warhol Collection: Museum of Art/WSU and gallery talk by UM Professor of Art, Matt Hamon. Then we'll all load into a bus and head over to the theater for dessert and to view the first part of Andy Warhol: A Documentary.
Location: MAM


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.


Drawing and Painting Exploration

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 11, 2015
Drawing and Painting Exploration
Times: 1-3 PM
Saturdays, April 11 - May 2, 1-3 PM, Ages: 8 - 12, $45/40.50
Students will learn basic observational drawing skills as well exploring the use of watercolor paints abnd drawing tools. Employing techniques such as blind contour drawing and the use of salt, rubbing alcohol, and plastic wrap with watercolor, students will see how happy accidents make for exciting results. Line, form, texture, color, and value will be explored as students expand their technical and problem-solving skills, and have fun being exposed to new materials and ways of making art.
Teachers: Bayla Laks
Price: $45.00
Members: $40.00


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Book Sculpture
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 11, 2015
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Book Sculpture
Times: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Book Sculpture with Jolena Ryan Using old text books to create a 3-D sculpture, you will fold the pages into different patterns and make the books come to life as magical sculptures.
Teachers: Jolena Ryan


Art Guide Training: Andy Warhol
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 13, 2015
Art Guide Training: Andy Warhol
Times: 3 PM
Art Guide Training: Warhol Photo Discussion
Learn about the impact Andy Warhol has had on contemporary art with MAM Registrar Ted Hughes.


Teen Artist Workshop: Moving Images
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 15, 2015
Teen Artist Workshop: Moving Images
Times: 4-6 PM
Transmedia artist Michael Workman will discuss contemporary animation techniques and teach the basics of stop-motion animation. As a group you will work together to create your own stop-motion animation out of found objects. You will experiment with different techniques for displaying animations by using a digital projector to project them onto different surfaces. After class the animations will be posted to the Internet for everyone to enjoy. All materials, pizza, and snacks are provided. Sponsored by the LEAW Family Foundation and U104.5.
Teachers: Michael Workman


Lecture: Portraits That You Can't Mess Up"Andy Warhol's Big Shot Photographs
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 16, 2015
Lecture: Portraits That You Can't Mess Up"Andy Warhol's Big Shot Photographs
Times: 7 PM
Join Valerie Hedquist, Ph.D., Professor of Art History and Criticism, for a talk about Andy Warhol's photographs. Open to everyone.


Andy Warhol: A Documentary Pt. II
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 29, 2015
Andy Warhol: A Documentary Pt. II
Times: 7 PM
Warhol and Cinema: Andy Warhol: A Documentary, 7 PM, Roxy Theater, Free
View the second half of the four-part documentary by Rick Burns at the Roxy Theater.
Location: Roxy Theater




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