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Elizabeth Dove
Elizabeth Dove
Using over 5,000 painstakingly-cut illustrations from English dictionaries, Dove has created artwork that will bridge MAM's galleries and dominate the second floor of the museum.
DATES:
November 01, 2007 - January 05, 2008
Deep Play: Joyful Revelry and Subversive Whimsy in the MAM Collections
Deep Play: Joyful Revelry and Subversive Whimsy in the MAM Collections
Deep Play is a survey of 29 artworks from MAM's permanent collections that explore symbols and strategies of play.
DATES:
December 04, 2007 - March 22, 2008
George Gogas: New Paintings
George Gogas: New Paintings
MAM is excited to exhibit new paintings by local favorite, George Gogas through the holiday season and into the new year. His new body of work represents a departure from Gogas' most recent narrative paintings with a series of large, non-objective abstract paintings.
DATES:
December 07, 2007 - February 09, 2008
Corwin Clairmont: Yellowstone Pipeline Series Revisited and New Works
Corwin Clairmont: Yellowstone Pipeline Series Revisited and New Works
MAM features the work of regional artist Corwin Clairmont in the Lynda Frost Gallery, December 18th, 2007 through March 1st, 2008.
DATES:
December 18, 2007 - March 01, 2008
We Are One: 36th Annual Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
MAM's 36th Annual Benefit Art Auction exhibition will be juried by a committee of MAM board members, staff and community members. The mix of young emerging artist and nationally recognized artists makes this exciting exhibit a perennial favorite.
DATES:
January 11 - January 31, 2008
Holly Andres: Short Street Series
Holly Andres: Short Street Series
Holly Andres presents a series of large format color photographs. The narrative work is based loosely on her childhood and growing up in Missoula.
DATES:
February 12 - April 26, 2008
A Week in the Life of a Hutterite Child
A Week in the Life of a Hutterite Child
Cheryl Bannes, a Lewistown artist, directed this project in which students from six Central Montana Hutterite communities were given cameras to document their experiences in these isolated agricultural communities. The photos were taken over a period of three months with students producing over 1000 photos. From these photos, a committee of teachers, artists and community members selected 36 images which were enlarged and framed for the exhibition.
DATES:
February 12 - April 26, 2008
The Boy Who Would be Tsar: The Art of Prince Andrew Romanoff
The Boy Who Would be Tsar: The Art of Prince Andrew Romanoff
Romanoff is the grandnephew of Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II. Today Romanoff lives outside of San Francisco, California in the small town of Inverness. His preferred medium is Shrinky Dinks (plastic sheets that shrink by two-thirds when cooked in the oven). Romanoff draws and paints, shrinks the inimitable scenes, and then mounts them on panels.
DATES:
February 12 - April 26, 2008
Following the Rhythms of Life: The Ceramic Art of David Shaner
Following the Rhythms of Life: The Ceramic Art of David Shaner
This exhibition is an extensive and in-depth overview of David Shaner's illustrious career, which spanned more than four decades. Trained in the late 1950's at Alfred University School of Ceramics, Shaner became the director of the influential Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana. After leaving Helena, Shaner became a nationally acclaimed studio potter, working out of his home and studio in Bigfork, Montana.
DATES:
February 19 - May 31, 2008
Molly Murphy: Reservations Required
Molly Murphy: Reservations Required
Molly was born in Great Falls, MT and is a mixed blood descendant of the Oglala Lakota tribe. She was raised in western Montana and attended The University of Montana. This comprehensive exhibition is featured in the Lynda M. Frost Gallery which is dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary American Indian artists.
DATES:
March 07 - May 24, 2008
Christopher McElroy: Archetypal Subversion
Christopher McElroy: Archetypal Subversion
Working primarily with the mediums of glass, electronics and video, and secondarily with metals, wax and fire, McElroy has created video documentation of performances that reflect his broader concerns. His work confronts the issues surrounding human control over nature and the intimate installation includes video documentation as well as some samples of his imaginative glass machinery. The actions of these machines tell a far greater story than the machines themselves.
DATES:
March 26 - May 26, 2008
Katy Stone: A Season Swirling (Unfurling)
Katy Stone: A Season Swirling (Unfurling)
Katy Stone's installation utilizes all the surfaces in the Aresty Gallery and breaks out into the center of the gallery at key moments. Incorporating her signature aesthetic language of sensitive shadow and light, the work will all be made of Duralar, an archival acetate similar to "mylar" and include a dramatic variety of scale, and complexity.
DATES:
April 04 - May 31, 2008
Travelon Gamelon by Richard Lerman
Travelon Gamelon by Richard Lerman
MAM is proud to host this visiting Arizona artist Richard Lerman for a performance/event in conjunction with Missoula's Bike Walk Bus Week, and in celebration of Bernice's Bakery's 30th Anniversary. Lerman's residency will include a procession, rehearsals and an ultimate performance. The event will use amplified bicycles with riders to ride and walk a route from MAM to Fort Missoula.
DATES:
April 19, 2008
Encaustic Invitational
Encaustic Invitational
The Encaustic Invitational showcases six artists from the region who have chosen encaustic as their primary medium. Curated by MAM Curator of Education Renee Taaffe, all of the artists invited are well established and have been exhibiting their work for many years. Some of these artists have worked with encaustic for decades, whereas others are relative newcomers to the process; all are still exploring the possibilities of this ancient medium.
DATES:
May 02 - July 19, 2008
Willard Alternative School Juried Student Exhibition
Willard Alternative School Juried Student Exhibition
"Art is a way to express feelings, opinions, and individuality. At Willard there is a lot of diversity and we'd like to show you the abundance of talent here." - Lydia, Willard Alternative High School student.
DATES:
May 02 - August 22, 2008
Joe Feddersen: Vital Signs
Joe Feddersen: Vital Signs
Vital Signs, the pulses and patterns of the body, are indicators of essential life functions. The powerful work of Joe Feddersen reveals, like vital signs themselves, the state of the human condition from the vantage point of a contemporary artist who has inherited an ancient aesthetic tradition. Arising from Plateau Indian iconographic interpretations of the human-environment relationship, Feddersen's prints, weavings, and glass sculptures explore the relationships between contemporary urban place markers and indigenous design.
DATES:
June 03 - September 27, 2008
Julia Becker: Root Orbit ~ Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Julia Becker: Root Orbit ~ Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Julia Becker's installation plays in the vertical airspace in the museum entrance, a place where forces of gravity and natural light take precedence, a space that breathes into the other galleries, and is, in a sense, at the heart of the museum.
DATES:
June 06 - October 16, 2008
Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Painting
Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Painting
Gaylen Hansen has lived in the Palouse region of southeastern Washington for most of his life. This exhibition features paintings that span 30 years of Hansen's remarkable career.
DATES:
June 13 - August 23, 2008
Our Familiar: Animal Myth and Reality in the MAM Collections
Our Familiar: Animal Myth and Reality in the MAM Collections
MAM's summer exhibition from the permanent collections, features animal imagery embodying ideas as diverse as love for the natural world, political beliefs, shared memories and secret selves.
DATES:
July 30 - October 25, 2008
Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran
Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran
Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran, an exhibition of more than 60 works of photography and video installations by 20 of Iran's most celebrated photographers. The exhibition gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, while simultaneously addressing public concerns.
DATES:
September 05 - November 22, 2008
Steven R. Holloway: Following the Sense of Water
Steven R. Holloway: Following the Sense of Water
Holloway is an experienced printmaker, educator and geographer. He will use the exhibition space to "illustrate" the process of mapping what he calls "Right MAP Making," and will concentrate on the Clark Fork River.
DATES:
September 16 - November 15, 2008
Antique Quilts: Unique Patterns and Shapes
Antique Quilts: Unique Patterns and Shapes
This festive, antique quilt collection is a selection of 16 works from the Jim and Kate Carroll Collection. Viewers will enjoy a variety of hand-quilted traditional and symmetrical patterns featuring stylized flowers and figures, with a decidedly pastel palette.
DATES:
December 05 - December 31, 2008


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