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!

Check it out – there’s always something going on at MAM!



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The Trunk Show: Bricolage Fiber Artists
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 12, 2012 - December 12, 2014
The Trunk Show: Bricolage Fiber Artists
The Montana Bricolage Artists (MBA) of the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys, along with invited artists from across Montana, present The Trunk Show. Bricolage is defined as a construction or creation made from a diverse range of available things.


Hidden in Plain Sight: Photographing the Hutterites of Liberty County by Jill Brody
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 12, 2012 - December 12, 2014
Hidden in Plain Sight: Photographing the Hutterites of Liberty County by Jill Brody
Hutterite colonies are a photographic Eden. Their colorful anachronistic clothing, the muted earthly tones of the prairie, and the immense skies become visually rich metaphors for the contrast of their centuries-old communal lives of faith with the increasingly vast, inescapable, individuating technological forces of the 21st Century forces that are tugging us all, ready or not, into the future.


Opus Corvus: Photographs by Larry Blackwood
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 01, 2013 - December 31, 2014
Opus Corvus: Photographs by Larry Blackwood
Crows and ravens are both revered and reviled. Using intelligence and adaptability to survive, their feats of sometimes ruthless ingenuity are nearly unprecedented in the animal world.


Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight
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January 27 - May 11, 2014
Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight
MAM is honored to host this collection of photographs by Jill Brody entitled Hidden in Plain Sight. Brody has worked as a professional photographer in the state for over twenty years creating images that are born out of Montana's rural environment. Her keen sense of observation reveals a realistic appreciation of many Montanans' experiences. Such experiences are magnified in the Hutterite photographs.


Patricia Thornton: Misfits, Monsters, and Pretty Things - Daydreams and Dalliances
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 18 - June 15, 2014
Patricia Thornton: Misfits, Monsters, and Pretty Things - Daydreams and Dalliances
Misfits, monsters, and pretty things have been the muses of Patricia Thornton's artistic exploration for the past ten years. The Missoula artist has been consistently working on this series over many years and has made recent strides developing and refining her approach. Thornton's first museum exhibition, hosted in the Shott Gallery, features her most recent works of the series, a chapter titled Daydreams and Dalliances.


Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 18 - June 01, 2014
Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
Under Pressure is an exhibit curated by Omaha, Nebraska's stately and prestigious Joslyn Museum from the inspiring collection of art collector Jordan D. Schnitzer, Portland, OR. Schnitzer's personal collection of over 8,000 prints is one of the most important assemblages of post WWII printmaking in the country, and the Missoula Art Museum is honored by the opportunity to share this carefully curated and diverse selection of masterworks with the community.


Karen Goulet: Debwe
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February 21 - June 01, 2014
Karen Goulet: Debwe
Debwe is the title of the new exhibition at MAM of recent works by the artist Karen Goulet. Debwe in the Ojibwe language means "speaks the truth honestly". This concept is a strong driving force for Goulet both as an artist and educator. The exhibition features a series of flat paper weavings and star quilts.


Alison Reintjes: DoubleColumn
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March 05 - July 27, 2014
Alison Reintjes: DoubleColumn
DoubleColumn was created by Missoula artist Alison Reintjes as a site-specific installation for MAM. Departing from her familiar ceramic medium, Reintjes branched out and created a large scale, hanging, site-specific installation out of powder-coated aluminum. DoubleColumn exudes a dominant presence in the museum.


Collagraph Printing

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April 19, 2014
Collagraph Printing
Times: 1-4 PM

Collagraph puts the collage into printmaking by layering objects (cardboard, fibers, fabrics, organic materials, etc.) to the surface of the printing plate until texture and the desired line are achieved. The plate is then sealed with several coats of acrylic medium. It lends itself beautifully to multicolored and textured printing. This workshop will introduce students to printmaking tools, collagraph plate preparation, inking and coloring techniques, and printing.
Teachers: Tressa Jones
Price: $45.00
Members: $40.00


May First Friday
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 02, 2014
May First Friday
Times: 5-9 PM
Join local artist Alison Reintjes for a gallery talk about her first exhibition at MAM, 7 PM. Always free. Thanks to the Missoulian for 5 engaging years of First Fridays at MAM.


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Mod, Moving, Mini Sculptures
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May 03, 2014
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Mod, Moving, Mini Sculptures
Times: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Join exhibiting artist Reintjes for a tour of her installation. She will share her ideas about her own work and then you will make your own modular creations. The whole family is invited to make art together.
Teachers: Alison Reintjes


Member's Event: Brunch with the Director
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 04, 2014
Member's Event: Brunch with the Director
Times: 11 AM
Join Executive Director Laura Millin and exhibiting artist Alison Reintjes for a private tour of her installation DoubleColumn. Then head upstairs for an exclusive brunch in the galleries. For MAM's Friend Circle Supporters and above.
Location: MAM
Price: $12.00


Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 06, 2014
Give Local Day
Times: 12 AM - 12 PM
May 6th: Making history in Missoula - and all across America!
Give LOCAL Missoula is a powerful 24-hour, online giving event that connects Missoulians with community nonprofits to reinforce the value of both local philanthropic giving and community engagement. Our 2014 goal is to raise $100,000 for Missoula nonprofits during this one day!
Location: On-Line


Community Art Park Workshop
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May 07, 2014
Community Art Park Workshop
Times: 5:30-8:30 PM
Come to the Missoula Art Museum to help envision the community's use of the City's urban sculpture park at MAM and Adventure Cycling. Donna Gaukler, Missoula Parks and Recreation Director, will facilitate this community discussion and Laura Millin, Missoula Art Museum Executive Director, along with SPPV Landscape Architects, will introduce the project.
Location: MAM



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May 10, 2014
Paper Marbling
Times: 1:30-3:30 PM
For adults and teens age 14+
Martha and Shelly are masters at the art of marbling paper. Experiment with this wonderful medium and learn the tricks for amazing effects. All materials provided.
Teachers: Shelly Reisig and Martha Elizabeth
Price: $20.00
Members: $18.00


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Marbling
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May 10, 2014
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Marbling
Times: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Explore the magic of paper marbling with Shelly and Martha. This is a fun process that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Teachers: Shelly Reisig and Martha Elizabeth



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May 10, 2014
Paper Marbling
Times: 1:30-3:30 PM
For adults and teens age 14+
Shelly Reisig and Martha Elizabeth are masters at the art of marbling paper. Experiment with this wonderful medium and learn the tricks for amazing effects. All materials provided.
Teachers: Shelly Reisig and Martha Elizabeth
Price: $20.00
Members: $18.00


Teen Art Workshop: Monster-cise
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 14, 2014
Teen Art Workshop: Monster-cise
Times: 4-6 PM
This project will be in the spirit of the surrealist's parlor game commonly known as the Exquisite Corpse. Jack brings you the Monster-cise. He will help you create and carve linoleum blocks into various human, animal, and inorganic parts, which you will arrange and print to create collaborative, unpredictable monsters on paper.
Teachers: Jack Metcalf


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Tie Dye
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June 14, 2014
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Tie Dye
Times: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Tie dye with Erin Roberts
Bring your own clean white t-shirt, pillowcase, or any white garment to make a splash with spirals of bright color
Teachers: Erin Roberts


Raptors and Art

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June 16 - June 20, 2014
Raptors and Art
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
For Ages: 7-12
This popular class flies again. Campers will make drawing and sculptures while studying and observing live raptors as Kate Davis of Raptors of the Rockies brings her magnificent birds into the museum for inspiration and close observation. Please Note: Priority will be given to children who have not yet taken this class.
Teachers: Bev Glueckert and Kate Davis
Price: $75.00
Members: $67.00


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June 24 - June 25, 2014
Old and Young Together: Museum Exploration
Times: 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Ages: 6-12
Grandparents and their favorite little ones will get a first-hand view of the museum, going into the vault where the art collection lives, and tour the current exhibitions with the Education Curator. Afterwards the pairs will make art with artist Susie Risho and Melissa Madsen in MAM's classroom. This class is offered in conjunction with the UM's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (MOLLI), please call 406.243.2905 to register for this fun program!
Teachers: Sushie Risho & Melissa Madsen



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June 28, 2014
Personality Hats
Times: 11 AM - 1 PM
For adults and teens age 14+
Nancy will lead participants in creating a one of a kind hat that expresses personality, dreams, goals and wishes. All materials will be provided but participants can also bring small items, (buttons, photos, pins, etc.) to add to their millinery creation.
Teachers: Nancy Rishoff
Price: $15.00
Members: $13.00



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June 28, 2014
Personality Hats
Times: 11 AM - 1 PM
For adults and teens age 14+
Nancy will lead participants in creating a one of a kind hat that expresses personality, dreams, goals and wishes. All materials will be provided but participants can also bring small items, (buttons, photos, pins, etc.) to add to their millinery creation.
Teachers: Nancy Rishoff
Price: $15.00
Members: $13.00



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June 30 - July 03, 2014
PRE-SCHOOL ART EXPLORATION
Times: 10:30-12PM
For children ages 3.5-5yrs
Join Jolena for an exploratory adventure with color, shapes, textures, sculpting goo and your child's gumption. Together these will make for a creative fun time. Little campers will collage, sculpt, mix color, make prints and craft. Jolena will nurture and encourage the fun and exploration.
Teachers: Jolena Ryan
Price: $40.00
Members: $36.00



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July 07 - July 11, 2014
SUMMER TIME- DRAWING TIME!
Times: 10AM -12PM
For Ages: 7-12
Campers will be exposed to a variety of subject matter to draw as they discover local sites for their inspiration. They will learn the basics of still-life, proportion, perspective and visual skills that help them to draw what they see.
Teachers: Jolena Ryan
Price: $60.00
Members: $54.00


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Tempera Batik
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July 12, 2014
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Tempera Batik
Times: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Tempera Batik
Batik is an ancient form of fabric design using wax resist and colored dyes on cloth. Try this fun twist on batik that uses neither fabric nor dye nor wax but has the same look as batik. We will use chalk and paint to create our designs with India ink as a "resist" The results will be spectacular!
Teachers: Cindy Laundrie



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July 14 - July 19, 2014
ART AND THE WRITTEN WORD
Times: 10AM -12Noon
For ages: 7-12
This summer the museum is filled with master painters and visual storytellers Edgar Paxson and Bill Ohrmann. These visual stories are not only entertaining but make us aware of our history and the world around us, especially our environment. Inspired by these artists, campers will write poetry and prose and then create their own visual art, telling their own stories.
Teachers: Erin Roberts
Price: $60.00
Members: $54.00



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July 21 - July 25, 2014
Color My World (with Paint!)
Times: 10 AM - 12 PM
For Ages: 7-12
With nature as your greatest inspiration you will learn the joys of painting with teacher Erin Roberts. Erin will start with flowers (a la Georgia O'Keefe) and the basics of color mixing before taking the campers out to look at the natural world for inspiration. Trees, mountains, bugs, and bunnies are all there for us to capture in paint.
Teachers: Erin Roberts
Price: $60.00
Members: $54.00



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July 28 - August 01, 2014
MAKING YOUR MARK WITH MULTIPLES ( Mixed-Media Printmaking
Times: 9am -12 pm
For ages 10-14
Particpants will explore four different types of print-making processes: mono-printing, collagraphic print-making, relief printing, and cyanotypes (or sun-printing) printing by hand and using MAM's etching press
Teachers: Steve Krutek
Price: $70.00
Members: $63.00



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August 04 - August 08, 2014
Young at Art Art Start
Times: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
For Ages: 5-6
Susie will lead campers in a variety of engaging activities including collage, book-making, painting, and drawing as well as some creative storytelling.
Teachers: Sushie Risho
Price: $40.00
Members: $36.00


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Papermaking
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August 09, 2014
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Papermaking
Times: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Papermaking with Erin Roberts
Papermaking is back! Come join us in our side yard with blenders and pulp to make your unique paper creations adding flowers, tidbits bits of color, and shine!
Teachers: Erin Roberts



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August 11 - August 15, 2014
INCREDIBLE INVERTEBRATES: Insects in Art
Times: 9AM -12 noon
Join Lisa and Jennifer in exploring the insects of the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium! Observe the amazing diversity of invertebrate life (cockroaches, beetles, butterflies, praying mantis and more!) through various art media: wire, mosaic, drawing, and watercolor. Prepare to get up close and personal with LIVE insect models!
Teachers: Lisa Hendricks & Jennifer Ogden Lisa Hendricks and Jennifer Ogden
Price: $80.00
Members: $72.00




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