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.


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.


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.


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.


September First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 04, 2015
September First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
Kathryn Schmidt's paintings and sculptures never spell everything out. They leave enough unsaid that there always remains a mystery for us to fill in as we view her work. This is the magic in her works, the mystery offered by content served up in dark compositions with content that remains unsaid. Kathryn will talk about the mystery of her work at 7 PM.
Location: MAM


After School Art Adventure I

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 08 - October 13, 2015
After School Art Adventure I
Times: 3:45-5:15 PM
Tuesdays, $45/50, Ages: 7-12
Explore and be inspired by MAM exhibitions with master art teacher Bev Glueckert. Young artists will create art based on their experiences in the MAM galleries.
Teachers: Bev Glueckert
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Art Guides & Art Helpers
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 09, 2015
Art Guides & Art Helpers
Times: 10 AM - 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.
Location: MAM


Montana Book Festival: Authors & Public Reception
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 11, 2015
Montana Book Festival: Authors & Public Reception
Times: 5-7 PM
This is your chance to meet and mingle with 150 authors from the festival. Enjoy the fabulous exhibitions at MAM while you nibble on appetizers and meet authors you have longed to meet. The reception will be $15 ticketed for the public, $12 for MAM members, and free for authors.
Location: MAM


Montana Book Festival: Readings
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 11, 2015
Montana Book Festival: Readings
Times: 7:30-9 PM
Montana Book Festival: Readings by Kate Bolick and Sarah Hepola, 7:30-9 PM, free
Enjoy meeting and listening to two contemporary authors, Kate Bolick and Sarah Hepola.
Location: MAM


Montana Book Festival
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 12, 2015
Montana Book Festival
Times: 11:30 AM
Montana Book Festival: Kids Poetry Reading, 11:30 AM
Hear poems written by students in Missoula Writing Collaborative's writing-in-residence program at Pablo, St. Ignatius, and Arlee.
Location: MAM


Montana Book Festival: Poetry Reading with Debra Magpie Earling & Victor Charlo
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 12, 2015
Montana Book Festival: Poetry Reading with Debra Magpie Earling & Victor Charlo
Times: 1:30 PM
Montana Book Festival: Poetry Reading with Debra Magpie Earling & Victor Charlo, 1:30 PM, free. In conjunction with the exhibition Terrain: Plateau Art & Poetry, MAM presents two writers featured in the Terrain portfolio.
Location: MAM


Montana Book Festival: Allison Coke Reading, Streaming
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 12, 2015
Montana Book Festival: Allison Coke Reading, Streaming
Times: 3:30 PM
Montana Book Festival: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Reading, Streaming, 3:30 PM, free.
Ms. Coke, an American Book Award-winning poet, turns to her indigenous background to consider loss, memory, and the fate of the planet in her highly acclaimed book Streaming.
Location: MAM


Open Figure Drawing

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 12 - September 26, 2015
Open Figure Drawing
Times: 3-5 PM
September 12, 19, 26, October 3, December 12, 19
Open Figure Drawing, Non-Instructed, 3-5 PM, $10/8
Beginning September 12, 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
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 16, 2015
Art Guide Training
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
How to Interpret a Work of Art: Join MAM curators in discovering ways of digging deep into a contemporary work of art.
Location: MAM


Teen Artist Workshop: Photography without a Camera
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 16, 2015
Teen Artist Workshop: Photography without a Camera
Times: 4-6 PM
All Materials, Pizzas, and Snacks Provided, 4-6 PM, Free
Learn about cyanotypes and photograms. These are instant and innovative ways of capturing an image. Using basic photo chemicals, objects, and light, teens will create high-contrast photograms. All materials are provided. It is absolutely free, so bring a friend. Thanks to our sponsors the LEAW Family Foundation and U104.5.


Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 19, 2015
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Paper Mobiles
Times: 11 AM -12:30 PM
Create a sculpture in motion with sturdy and colorful paper shapes to hang in the autumn winds. Please arrive early to be ensured a spot in these workshops. All materials are provided. Thanks to our sponsor Community Medical Center.
Teachers: Donna Flanery


Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 23, 2015
Art Guide Training
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
John Buck and Friends: Learn which artists have influenced John Buck and discover how artists use their art to look critically and analytically at world events.
Location: MAM


Member Preview: John Buck
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 24, 2015
Member Preview: John Buck
Times: 5-7 PM
Members see it first! All members are invited to a special preview of John Buck: Free for All. This exhibition of sculpture and prints is a lively look at Buck's most recent work, including animated, kinetic sculptures.
Location: MAM


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.


Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 30, 2015
Art Guide Training
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
Take a tour through the other exhibitions: Kathryn Schmidt: Seen in Broad Daylight and the Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry Portfolio. Senior Exhibition Curator Emeritus Steve Glueckert will discuss his selection of works for the exhibition A Few of My Favorite Things.
Location: MAM


October First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 02, 2015
October First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
John Buck is a dynamic artist widely known for his carved wood and bronze sculptures and large woodblock prints that incorporate a variety of diverse imagery. Meet John at his 7 PM gallery talk.
Location: MAM


A Few of My Favority Things
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 02 - December 23, 2015
A Few of My Favority Things
A Few of My Favorite Things is an exhibition selected by MAM's Senior Exhibition Curator Emeritus Stephen Glueckert. Glueckert selected 12 seldom-seen works from the MAM Collection, which will be accompanied by some brief text describing why each work has become a favorite of his.


Distinguished Artist Lecture: John Buck
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 03, 2015
Distinguished Artist Lecture: John Buck
Times: 1 PM
Recently, John has been creating large-scale, mechanical, kinetic sculptures. 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 and will premier his most recently completed kinetic sculpture State of the Union. Meet John after he talks about his work.
Location: MAM


Open Figure Drawing
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 03, 2015
Open Figure Drawing
Times: 3-5 PM
Open Figure Drawing, Non-Instructed, 3-5 PM, $10/8
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
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Introduction to Monotype Printmaking
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 10 - October 31, 2015
Introduction to Monotype Printmaking
Times: 1-3:30 PM
This course is an introduction to monotype printmaking processes, focusing on developing the student's technical abilities and creative confidence. Students will create a series of prints while gaining awareness of the creative and expressive possibilities of monotype printmaking.
Teachers: Tressa Jones
Price: $950.00
Members: $855.00


Member Event: Valley of the Moon
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 15, 2015
Member Event: Valley of the Moon
Times: 6 PM
All members are invited to a very special excursion to the home of private collectors. At this luxurious residence nestled deep in the Valley of the Moon, members will have
access to the privately commissioned installation, Skyspace, by American artist James Turrell.
Location: Valley of the Moon
Price: $100.00


Saturday + Family Tour
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 17, 2015
Saturday + Family Tour
Times: 11 AM
Bring your kids for a tour that is geared for them! Trained docents will lead parents and children through the gallery for an engaging look at John Buck's kinetic sculpture. When possible, a fifth grader who has participated in MAM's Fifth Grade Art Experience will help facilitate the tour. This will be fun and engaging for the whole family!
Location: MAM


After School Art Adventure II

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 20 - November 24, 2015
After School Art Adventure II
Times: 3:45-5:15 PM
Tuesdays, $45/50, Ages: 7-12
Explore and be inspired by MAM exhibitions with master art teacher Bev Glueckert. Young artists will create art based on their experiences in the MAM galleries.
Teachers: Bev Glueckert
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Member Event: Meet the Curator
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 21, 2015
Member Event: Meet the Curator
Times: 5-6 PM
Get to know MAM's new Senior Curator Brandon Reintjes at this special members only reception. Brandon will be giving a public lecture highlighting past exhibitions and projects.
Location: MAM


Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 21, 2015
Meet the Curator
Times: 6 PM
Meet MAM's new Senior Curator Brandon Reintjes at this talk. Brandon has a wide range of experience having worked at the Montana Historical Society, Holter Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, Speed Art Museum, and Montana Museum of Art & Culture.
Location: MAM


Teen Artist Workshop: Point-Counterpoint
Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 21, 2015
Teen Artist Workshop: Point-Counterpoint
Times: 4-6 PM
All Materials, Pizzas, and Snacks Provided, 4-6 PM, Free
Senior Exhibition Curator Emeritus Stephen Glueckert returns to demonstrate his skill at making art with moveable parts. Steve will lead you in creating a "low-relief" sculpture with moving components using the concept of motion and countermotion.
Teachers: MAM


Missoula Art Museum - Details
October 24, 2015
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Day of the Dead
Times: 11 AM -12:30 PM
Make a large (15-inch) 3-D skeleton puppet, perfect to carry in the Day of the Dead parade or for a Halloween scare! Please arrive early to be ensured a spot in these workshops. All materials are provided. Thanks to our sponsor Community Medical Center.
Teachers: Barbara Morrison


November First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
November 06, 2015
November First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
MaryAnn Bonjorni's visual language is distinct"she combines and re-appropriates found objects and painting to create work that explores the romance, customs, and everyday lore of the West.
Location: MAM


MaryAnn Bonjorni: Legends Are History
Missoula Art Museum - Details
November 06, 2015 - January 02, 2016
MaryAnn Bonjorni: Legends Are History
MaryAnn Bonjorni is a painter, drawer, sculptor, educator, and cowgirl. In fact Bonjorni's 25 years of working as a range rider, ranch hand, and professor equally informs her art-making and locally known public persona.


Saturday + MaryAnn Bonjorni
Missoula Art Museum - Details
November 07, 2015
Saturday + MaryAnn Bonjorni
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
Join exhibiting artist MaryAnn Bonjorni for a gallery talk in her exhibit. Her visual language is distinct. MaryAnn combines and re-appropriates found objects and painting to create work that explores the romance, customs, and everyday lore.
Location: MAM


Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum - Details
November 07, 2015
Art Guide Training
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
Meet exhibiting artist MaryAnn Bonjorni.
Location: MAM


Drypoint Intaglio

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Missoula Art Museum - Details
November 07 - November 14, 2015
Drypoint Intaglio
Times: 12-4 PM
You will have the opportunity to learn and work with intaglio techniques, cutting or incising lines and designs onto PETG plastic plates. Plates are then inked, wiped, and run through the press. The next class will expand on what was already learned and then move to multicolor designs and chine collé (decorative or colored papers that enhance the print). Experimentation is encouraged. All materials provided and all are non-toxic. Please bring any
sketches or designs you've been working on. No experience is needed.
Teachers: Bev Glueckert
Price: $75.00
Members: $67.00


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Found Art
Missoula Art Museum - Details
November 14, 2015
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Found Art
Times: 11 AM -12:30 PM
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Found Treasures, Found Art with MaryAnn Bonjorni, 11AM - 12:30 PM, Free
Explore how someone's throwaways can be turned into a an art treasure of your own by adding color, objects and your personality to found junk art. Please arrive early to be ensured a spot in these workshops. All materials are provided.
Teachers: MAM


Teen Artist Workshop: Secondhand Secrets
Missoula Art Museum - Details
November 18, 2015
Teen Artist Workshop: Secondhand Secrets
Times: 4-6 PM
All Materials, Pizzas, and Snacks Provided, 4-6 PM, Free
MaryAnn Bonjorni, a painting and drawing professor at UM, will keep you entertained with a variety of art-making tricks encouraging you to think differently about the way you create.
Teachers: MAM


Saturday + Family Tour
Missoula Art Museum - Details
November 21, 2015
Saturday + Family Tour
Times: 11 AM
Bring your kids for a tour that is geared for them! Trained docents will lead parents and children through the gallery for an engaging look at John Buck's kinetic sculpture.

When possible, a fifth grader who has participated in MAM's Fifth Grade Art Experience will help facilitate the tour. This will be fun and engaging for the whole family!
Location: MAM


December First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 04, 2015
December First Friday
Times: 5-8 PM
A Few of My Favorite Things is an exhibition selected by MAM's Senior Exhibition Curator Emeritus Stephen Glueckert that reflects the deep and lasting relationships that MAM as an institution developed with the community of artists that it serves.
Location: MAM


Saturday + Stephen Glueckert
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 05, 2015
Saturday + Stephen Glueckert
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
Tour A Few of My Favorite Things with Stephen. This eclectic exhibit reflects the deep and lasting relationships that MAM developed with the community of artists that it serves.
Location: MAM


Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 05, 2015
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Holiday Project
Times: 1-3 PM
In conjunction with the Missoula Parade of Lights, 1-3 PM, Free. In this time of mass consuming, it is good to refresh yourself by taking a creativity break with your family to make a special, handmade piece of art together. Refreshments too!


Contemporary Collectors Circle: Yuletide!
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 09, 2015
Contemporary Collectors Circle: Yuletide!
Times: 5:30-7 PM
To celebrate the Yuletide, the CCC is throwing a party! Join the CCC for a social evening of art-making with delicious food.
Location: MAM


Saturday + Family Tour
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 09, 2015
Saturday + Family Tour
Times: 11 AM
Bring your kids for a tour that is geared for them! Trained docents will lead parents and children through the gallery for an engaging look at John Buck's kinetic sculpture.

When possible, a fifth grader who has participated in MAM's Fifth Grade Art Experience will help facilitate the tour. This will be fun and engaging for the whole family!
Location: MAM


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Felt Ornaments
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 12, 2015
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Felt Ornaments
Times: 11 AM -12:30 PM
These tree ornaments are made from felt and decorated with cutouts, buttons, and thread! Great for gifts! Please arrive early to be ensured a spot in these workshops. All materials are provided.
Teachers: Barbara Morrison


Open Figure Drawing
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 12 - December 19, 2015
Open Figure Drawing
Times: 3-5 PM
Open Figure Drawing, Non-Instructed, 3-5 PM, $10/8
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
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Teen Artist Workshop: Casting Paper
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 16, 2015
Teen Artist Workshop: Casting Paper
Times: 4-6 PM
All Materials, Pizzas, and Snacks Provided, 4-6 PM, Free
Artist and teacher Amber Flaherty may best be known for her mural featuring a skateboarding woman welcoming folks to the hip strip. In this class Amber will share another one of her talents: paper casting.
Teachers: MAM


First Night
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 31, 2015
First Night
Times: 12-4 PM
MAM will host performances to celebrate First Night. Please check the FN program to determine times and performers.
Location: MAM




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