MAM's exhibition program is a broad landscape that serves and represents diverse audiences and creative interests. Each year, 20 to 25 solo and group exhibitions rotate through six state-of-the-art galleries. MAM organizes and rents exhibits, develops programs through community partnerships, and welcomes the opportunity to review exhibition proposals.

For exhibition proposal guidelines, go to Art Submissions page.

MAM does not accept commissions on the sale of artwork but in support of artists, will put collectors in touch with artists or artists' representatives.

Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions In Indigenous Art, 1977-2015
Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions In Indigenous Art, 1977-2015
MAM is pleased to present Not Vanishing, a survey of significant artworks by American Indian artists from the Pacific Northwest region. The exhibit was curated by Gail Tremblay and Miles R. Miller, and organized for travel by the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner, WA.
DATES:
August 05 - December 10, 2016
Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up
Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up
Missoula Art Museum presents this survey of Stephen Glueckert's prolific art career from the 1970s to present. A consummate artist and educator, he has created a vast outpouring of work influenced by folk and intuitive artist traditions, as well as modernism. Included are early films, handmade games, drawings, conceptual pieces, drawing machines, collages, interactive sculptures, and inventive assemblages.
DATES:
September 09, 2016 - February 18, 2017
Leslie Van Stavern Millar II: Montana Peepshow Stories
Leslie Van Stavern Millar II: Montana Peepshow Stories
More than 20 years ago, Leslie Van Stavern Millar II appeared as her Science Woman persona to present the first Montana Peepshow Stories. Queen Elizabeth I is a time-traveler visiting historic moments in Montana as part of the Caravan Project, a mobile art collective that visited rural communities throughout the state. For the MAM exhibition, Millar has added five paintings to the original five in the series. The new works depict the Queen and specific people and events in Missoula's history, such as the Black Bicycle Corps of Fort Missoula, the Salish Pow Wow in Arlee, and President Roosevelt on the occasion when he spoke on Higgins Avenue in 1911. The series of 10 paintings are housed in freestanding wooden boxes, calling to mind the peepshows of yesteryear. Visitors will find the peepshows featured in MAM's Travel Montana Lobby and encounter the works throughout the museum's three floors.
DATES:
September 21, 2016 - January 21, 2017
Courtney Blazon: The Year Without a Summer
Courtney Blazon: The Year Without a Summer
Missoula artist Courtney Blazon, noted for her stream-of-consciousness narrative drawings, will create a drawing-installation at Missoula Art Museum that takes inspiration from the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in present-day Indonesia"one of the most powerful eruptions in recorded history. Blazon describes the series as interrelated, "surrealistic, symbolist, and fantastical drawings" in which she imagines "the dead and living" coming together to narrate a story with far-reaching cultural and social consequences.
DATES:
September 22 - December 31, 2016
Stephen Glueckert Contemporary Montana Art Collection
Stephen Glueckert Contemporary Montana Art Collection
Missoula Art Museum will debut a new category of the Permanent Collection dedicated to MAM Senior Curator Emeritus, Stephen Glueckert. The collection, established in 2015 on the occasion of his retirement, primarily comprises work by living artists who had the fortuity to work with and know Glueckert. Many of these artists began making art in the 1960s and 1970s, laying the groundwork for contemporary art as we know it today.
DATES:
October 07 - December 31, 2016
Binary Form: Ceramic Abstraction by Trey Hill and Andrea Moon
Binary Form: Ceramic Abstraction by Trey Hill and Andrea Moon
This exhibition at Missoula Art Museum brings together two Montana ceramists, Trey Hill and Andrea Moon. The pairing of artists generates dialogue about similarities and differences in the artists' formalist sensibilities. Binary Form showcases the variable strengths of ceramics as a sculptural medium and how two artists working in contradictory ways use form to express content. Each uses a single recognizable object as the basis to work through introspective themes. The craftsmanship, subtle surfaces, and elegant forms have holding power and encourage contemplation.
DATES:
December 02, 2016 - May 13, 2017


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