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.

Karen Shimoda: Field Notes
Karen Shimoda: Field Notes
Shimoda moved from Missoula to Portland, OR, at the beginning of 2015. During her daily walks in this new environment, she took notes to learn the flora of the unfamiliar forest and as a diary of observations. The observations and patterns worked their way into her art practice and are on display in this solo exhibition titled Field Notes.
DATES:
June 03 - October 01, 2016
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
Willem Volkersz: On Paper
Willem Volkersz: On Paper
This exhibition celebrates recent gifts donated to the Missoula Art Museum Permanent Collection by Willem and Diane Volkersz. Included in the exhibition are 12 drawings donated in 2014 and 38 drawings donated in 2015. These works were exhibited as part of a drawing retrospective titled, A Paper Trail, Drawings 1954-1999. The drawings range in theme from those Volkersz created as a high school student during his studies of the geometric De Stijl movement native to the Netherlands, to a series of playful self-portraits, spare conceptual exercises, and hat 'excerpts' drawn from famous paintings throughout art history. As a whole, they are a testament to the power and breadth of which drawing is capable and to the artist's development over a period of 60 years.
DATES:
September 01 - December 03, 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 - January 07, 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


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