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April 09, 2020
Member Reception with Dr. Leanne Gilbertson
Times: 5:30-6:30 PM

Location: Missoula Art Museum

MAM members are invited to the museum for a pre-lecture meet and greet with Dr. Leanne Gilbertson, director of the Northcutt Steele Gallery at Montana State University Billings, and curator of Gordon McConnell: When the West Was Won. Enjoy good company, light refreshments, and your first drink for free from the no-host bar.

In this suite of works McConnell explores--with characteristic keen wit, sustained research, and painterly sincerity--real depictions of the West and imagined scenes from classics of the Western film genre, exploring how the construction of a mythic West intersects with the history of art, photography and film-making,

The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to review the breadth and depth of McConnell’s interrogations and to consider our collective fantasies and individualized experiences of the American West.

RSVP required. Please call 406-728-0447 or e-mail [email protected]

[image: Gordon McConnell, Men’s Memories Are Uncertain, acrylic on canvas, 2013, oan courtesy of the artist, copyright the artist.]

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