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Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry
Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry
Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry is a print portfolio donated to the Missoula Art Museum by artist and Evergreen State College Professor Emeritus Joe Feddersen. The book, curated by Feddersen, features 34 beautiful poems and woodcuts by a diverse range of American Indian artists from the Plateau peoples of the Columbia Basin.
DATES:
September 01, 2015 - February 27, 2016
John Buck: Free for All
John Buck: Free for All
On the event of MAM's 40th anniversary, the museum will realize its longstanding desire to host a solo exhibition of John Buck's work. The scale of his sculptural work requires an installation in two of MAM's larger spaces, the Carnegie and the Aresty galleries. The exhibition includes a mix of sculptures and prints on loan from the artist, paired with select works borrowed from the collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.
DATES:
September 25, 2015 - March 12, 2016
Good Wood: Carved And Cut From MAM's Permanent Collection
Good Wood: Carved And Cut From MAM's Permanent Collection
Greeting you as you enter the MAM's Travel Montana Lobby, this selection of artworks from MAM's permanent collection show just a sample of the range of approaches by woodworking artists.
DATES:
September 25, 2015 - March 12, 2016
MaryAnn Bonjorni: Legends Are History
MaryAnn Bonjorni: Legends Are History
MaryAnn Bonjorni is a painter, drawer, sculptor, educator, and cowgirl. In fact Bonjorni's 25 years of working as a range rider, ranch hand, and professor equally informs her art-making and locally known public persona.
DATES:
November 06, 2015 - January 02, 2016
MAM's 44th Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
MAM's 44th Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
44th Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
MAM's 44th Benefit Art Auction and Exhibition features exemplary contemporary art by Montana-based and nationally known artists. MAM is thrilled to return to the University Center Ballroom at UM for a festive night of fun and support for the arts. Think outside the box and dress to the nines for this year's theme, Out of the Box. Featured artists include seasoned veterans as well as some new names to the auction roster.
DATES:
January 08 - February 03, 2016
Gennie DeWeese: The Process of Painting
Gennie DeWeese: The Process of Painting
This exhibit of colorful and lively paintings from MAM's Permanent Collection features works that provide a glimpse into the extraordinary mind and talent of beloved Bozeman artist Gennie DeWeese. Selected from more than 30 DeWeese paintings in MAM's collection, these nonobjective works, are a small but significant representation of the 60-year career of this important figure in Montana's colorful art history.
DATES:
February 12 - May 21, 2016
Modernist Ceramics From MAM's Permanent Collection
Modernist Ceramics From MAM's Permanent Collection
Frances Senksa, Val Knight, and Maxine Blackmer were three grandes dames of Montana Modernism. This small exhibit features fine ceramic works by these three inspiring artists, teachers, and scholars who worked to change the landscape of contemporary art in Montana.
DATES:
February 19 - May 21, 2016
Gesine Janzen: Floodplains
Gesine Janzen: Floodplains
This exhibition combines two of Bozeman based artist Gesine Janzen's bodies of work that use river imagery to explore the passing of time and the elusive qualities of memory. Janzen employs multiple print processes such as woodcut, monotype, lithography, and intaglio to layer multiple colors, forms, and veils of ink. These layers reflect the physical qualities of flowing water and mimic the act of recollection.
DATES:
February 19 - June 25, 2016
Larry Thomas: Ammophilia
Larry Thomas: Ammophilia
Thomas' artworks depicts the quiet moments, places of transition between grass and sand, sky and water. His abstract drawings, paintings, and prints of the coastline suggest change and the resilience of native species. They also reflect the mood of shifting weather patterns and seasons.
DATES:
March 04 - July 23, 2016
Hellgate's Finest Fine Art 2016
Hellgate's Finest Fine Art 2016
This year's high school art exhibit is focused on the creative outpouring of Hellgate High School's art students. Students represented will be from all grade levels. Hellgate is lucky to have four superb art teachers to inspire their students: Marvin Pauls, Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Christopher, and Hellgate's recent addition, Amy York.
DATES:
March 29 - May 26, 2016
Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies
Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies
MAM will feature Miller's talent and creative process in the form of a site-specific installation entitled Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies. Ever since MAM re-opened as an expanded museum in 2006 the exhibition staff has sought out artists working in installation and large-scale sculpture to create original works for the new beautiful spaces.
DATES:
April 01 - August 16, 2016
Holly Andres: The Homecoming
Holly Andres: The Homecoming
The Missoula Art Museum is honored to share this exhibit by Portland, OR photographer Holly Andres. Displayed in MAM's stately Carnegie Gallery, Holly Andres: The Homecoming features photographs selected from three large and several smaller suites of photographs.
DATES:
April 08 - August 20, 2016
Frank Stella: Henry Garden
Frank Stella: Henry Garden
Frank Stella's recent retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art was the most comprehensive presentation of Stella's work to date, and included expressions in every media, including his groundbreaking shaped abstract paintings such as the one exhibited at MAM.
DATES:
April 18 - August 20, 2016
MAM's Studio Art Teachers' Exhibition
MAM's Studio Art Teachers' Exhibition
Every summer MAM hires a posse of positively wonderful art teachers to teach a range of art camps and provide stimulating art projects to MAM campers and art students. Thanks to these art teachers, MAM's art classroom is busy all summer. MAM prides itself on its highly qualified art teachers, many of whom are professional artists and art teachers who actively pursue their own art.
DATES:
June 01 - August 27, 2016
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
Bicycle Eclectic: Photographs by Greg Siple
Bicycle Eclectic: Photographs by Greg Siple
In the summer of 1972, four intrepid cyclists setoff on an epic journey to pedal the geographic length of the Americas. Two couples from Missoula, Greg and June Siple and Dan and Lys Burden, planned an expedition to ride their bicycles from Anchorage, AK to the southern tip of Argentina. At the end of their first summer, the riders arrived in Missoula with $100 between them.
DATES:
June 30 - August 27, 2016
Devin Leonardi: In Memoriam
Devin Leonardi: In Memoriam
Leonardi came to Montana at the height of a successful artistic career, exhibiting at Guild and Greyshkul Gallery, Broadway 1602, and the 2010 Armory Show in New York City. In 2011, he was named one of ArtForum's top Critics' Picks and has been collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art.
DATES:
July 05 - September 10, 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 - November 26, 2016
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


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