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James Castle, from Icehouse to Early Attic: Art and Books
James Castle, from Icehouse to Early Attic: Art and Books
MAM is excited to be showing the work of self-taught artist James Castle in the exhibit From Icehouse to Early Attic. Castle lived and made art his entire life in Idaho. These rare original books that he made from hand with found materials are incredibly telling of an obscure genius' life that may otherwise have remained unknown forever.

From Icehouse to Early Attic is curated by Tom Trusky, a leading scholar on the life and work of James Castle. He will be giving a Lecture on Wednesday, November 15.
DATES:
November 16, 2006 - January 10, 2007
Silver Lining: Pass Mine Artist Books
Silver Lining: Pass Mine Artist Books
An exhibit of unique artists' books made by Idaho artists in response to the Pass Mine artifacts.
DATES:
November 16, 2006 - January 10, 2007
Trimpin: Sheng High
Trimpin: Sheng High
Sheng High is an installation of thirty strategically placed bamboo pipes with precisely tuned reed components that comprise over three-octave range of sounds. The instruments are activated by images of the Milltown Dam. Audiences can move throughout the extensive room-size instrument and follow the acoustical movement that comes from all the different locations.
DATES:
November 30, 2006 - March 03, 2007
Celebrating Explorers
Celebrating Explorers
This exhibition consists of works created by North Dakota contemporary artists in response to the Lewis and Clark commemoration. This exhibition is sponsored by The North Dakota Art Gallery Association and The Montana Art Gallery Directors Association; state-wide service organizations for non-profit museums and galleries in their respective states. Funding is provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, Montana Cultural and Aesthetic Trust and The Montana Arts Council.
DATES:
January 01 - January 31, 2007
Contemporary Art 35: FULL CIRCLE, MAM's 35th Annual Benefit Art Auction
Contemporary Art 35: FULL CIRCLE, MAM's 35th Annual Benefit Art Auction
MAM's 35th Annual Benefit Art Auction Exhibition will include approximately 80 works and culminates with a live gala auction. The juried exhibition and benefit, Missoula's longest-running, helps support MAM's programming throughout the year.
DATES:
January 15 - February 15, 2007
Stephanie Bacon, Language Streams and Eddies
Stephanie Bacon, Language Streams and Eddies
Idaho artist Stephanie Bacon has participated in over 40 exhibitions, curatorial and public art projects, public presentations and articles. Her artwork bridges graphics, typography and installation, incorporating graphics and type into larger landscapes. Stephanie has taken care to avoid the strict literal presentation of text and images and has jumped to a layered approach to painting and installation.
DATES:
January 18 - March 26, 2007
Suzy Holt: Burnt Gulch Revelations
Suzy Holt: Burnt Gulch Revelations
This series of photographs by Suzy Holt was taken over the course of seasons since the Cave Gulch fire in 2000. An Artist-Forest-Community residency award in 2003 provided a National Forest cabin in the Big Belt Mountains for the artist to create this body of work. To the artist the work represents more than the depiction of destruction and resurrection, but confirms the beauty in the whole of life's story.
DATES:
January 18 - March 31, 2007
Native Identity in Flux
Native Identity in Flux
Selections from MAM's Contemporary American Indian Art Collection address cultural perseverance, adaptation and innovation emerging in the midst of Western cultural pressures and influences.
DATES:
January 30 - April 26, 2007
Featured MAM Collection Acquisitions
Featured MAM Collection Acquisitions
MAM Collection artworks by John Hull, Kioko Mwitiki and Edgar Smith explore artists' responses to social conflict.
DATES:
February 09 - March 10, 2007
The Figure: Selections from the MAM Collection
The Figure: Selections from the MAM Collection
Drawings from the MAM Collection on view in the Lela Autio Education Gallery explore artists' representations of the human figure.
DATES:
February 09 - March 12, 2007
Unwrapped II: New Gifts to the Permanent Collection
Unwrapped II: New Gifts to the Permanent Collection
Featuring works recently gifted to MAM's permanent collection.
DATES:
March 01 - May 05, 2007
Women Beyond Borders
Women Beyond Borders
Women Beyond Borders is a cross-cultural traveling exhibition of nearly 200 different assemblages made from an identical small box form by women artists from around the world. The exhibition has also traveled extensively and at this venue, provides a foundation for the Fifth Grade Art Experience cosponsored by the Art Associates of Missoula. Curated by Lorraine Serena. www.womenbeyondborders.org
DATES:
March 12 - June 08, 2007
Blake Haygood, Depending On Your Perspective It Might Be OK
Blake Haygood, Depending On Your Perspective It Might Be OK
Seattle artist Blake Haygood's imaginative works on paper and board record and personify the life cycle of old farm machinery, resulting in blurred, organic abstractions of sharp, geometric forms.
DATES:
April 05 - July 28, 2007
Wellspring: Opportunity Resources Artists
Opportunity Resources, Inc. is Missoula-based non-profit that has been serving adults with disabilities for over fifty years. Wellspring features work by thirteen ORI artists who participate in the Community Arts Program.
DATES:
April 05 - May 05, 2007
Moving Ahead: Graduating Artists from Hellgate High School
Graduating artists displaying various methods, materials and styles in their performance of student projects.
DATES:
May 02 - June 30, 2007
Bently Spang, New American Relics: The Sacred and the Mundane
Bently Spang, New American Relics: The Sacred and the Mundane
Bently Spang, a Northern Cheyenne Indian, is a multi-disciplinary artist and videomaker who works in site-specific video installation, photography, live performance, and short films. His work deals with issues surrounding his Northern Cheyenne identity. Spang's installation is the first exhibition in the series of installations, "New Spaces/New Visions" at MAM funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
DATES:
May 11 - August 11, 2007
Brad Allen, LooM: Captive Moon and the Freckled Lake Bed
Brad Allen, LooM: Captive Moon and the Freckled Lake Bed
Brad Allen's installation, "LooM: Captive Moon and the Freckled Lake Bed" is the second in MAM's exhibition series "New Spaces/New Visions" funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
DATES:
May 17 - July 21, 2007
Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold began her artistic career more than 35 years ago as a painter. Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts -- art that combines painting, quilted fabric and storytelling.
DATES:
June 15 - August 07, 2007
In Memoriam: Rudy Autio, October 8, 1926 - June 20, 2007
In Memoriam: Rudy Autio, October 8, 1926 - June 20, 2007
MAM and the Missoula arts community mourn the passing of their mentor and friend, Rudy Autio. MAM is featuring four ceramic sculptures created by Rudy Autio and a portrait of Rudy by his friend and colleague, Jim Todd, in the museum's foyer through July 28.
DATES:
June 26 - July 28, 2007
GOATSILK: Portraits From An Ark
GOATSILK: Portraits From An Ark
Ben Bloch and Caroline Peters present a digital, visual feast of painted people performing like different creatures from birds to fish to mammals.
DATES:
August 01 - September 29, 2007
Glowing: Peter Wulliman Wood Engravings
Glowing: Peter Wulliman Wood Engravings
Glowing is a rarely exhibited selection of prints from the MAM Collections. The suite of wood engravings by Swiss artist Peter Wullimann has been seldom seen since it was acquired for the collection 25 years ago.
DATES:
August 01 - October 20, 2007
Linda Stoudt, Grounded
Linda Stoudt, Grounded
Linda Stoudt's imagery is drawn from botanical and natural phenomena. This exhibition features intimate drawings on sandpaper and lush paintings on paper and cardboard.
DATES:
August 03 - October 20, 2007
Migrations
Migrations
An exhibit of prints by emerging, contemporary Native American artists, "Migrations" provides an opportunity to broaden the definition and public understanding of contemporary Native American art.
DATES:
August 22 - November 10, 2007
Crash. Pause. Rewind.
Crash. Pause. Rewind.
A critique of the allure of images of destruction, "Crash. Pause. Rewind." examines the disaster imagery generated by Hollywood and the news media as a commodified sublime, set on eternal repeat.
DATES:
September 07 - November 24, 2007
Molly Murphy
Molly Murphy
Molly Murphy is a contemporary arist using traditional native American beadwork as her medium.
DATES:
September 12, 2007
Crime & Crisis: Stan Healy Photographs in the MAM Collection
Crime & Crisis: Stan Healy Photographs in the MAM Collection
Stan Healy documented a darker side of Missoula--car wrecks, house fires, crime scenes--in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. This selection of black and white photographs from MAM's permanent collection shows how moments of crisis were suggested, enacted, and captured through his camera lens.
DATES:
September 20 - November 17, 2007


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