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April 09, 2020
Voices in Contemporary Art - When the West Was Won
Times: 6:30-7:30 PM

Location: Missoula Art Museum

The Voices in Contemporary Art series connects audiences to cultural literature and significant voices in contemporary art. Internationally recognized artists, curators, critics, and scholars present the latest art-world practices and conversations, from contemporary artistic practice and aesthetic philosophy to art criticism and art history. Lectures are free for members and students. $5 suggested donation for the public.

Dr. Leanne Gilbertson, director of the Northcutt Steele Gallery at Montana State University Billings, and curator of Gordon McConnell: When the West Was Won will speak about this exhibition.

"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," said Gilbertson.

April 9, 6:30 PM. Free and open to all. No RSVP required.

[Image Credit: Gordon McConnell, Ventilator Blues, 2013, acrylic on canvas panel, 16 x 20”. Courtesy of Visions West Gallery, Bozeman, MT. © Gordon McConnell]

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