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Featured Acquisitions to the MAM Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 18, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Featured Acquisitions to the MAM Collection
Rotating display of artworks from the MAM Collection on view in the Goldberg Family Foundation Library


Harold Schlotzhauer: Living in a Good Dream
Missoula Art Museum - Details
September 07, 2018 - February 09, 2019
Harold Schlotzhauer: Living in a Good Dream
Schlotzhauer is a consummate artist who has created artwork for more than 50 years. The exhibition highlights a diverse array of works from the late 1960s to present, showcasing the continual progression of Schlotzhauer's unique vision of abstraction. Primarily a painter and printmaker, Schlotzhauer also makes sculpture influenced by his love of the outdoors and recreation.


Bently Spang: Fire/Water
Missoula Art Museum - Details
December 21, 2018 - April 20, 2019
Bently Spang: Fire/Water
MAM presents this two-part video installation by multidisciplinary artist Bently Spang (Tsitsistas/Suhtai [Northern Cheyenne]): "War Shirt #6-Waterways" (2017) and "The Last Word" (2012).


47th Annual Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 04 - January 30, 2019
47th Annual Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
MAM's commitment to free admission, free expression, and free education is center stage at the 47th Annual Benefit Art Auction. Come preview all the artworks during the exhibition at MAM in January while you get ready to bid big for MAM.


Big Sky High School: Art Club Exhibition
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 04 - February 23, 2019
Big Sky High School: Art Club Exhibition
MAM presents a view of local high school artists each year. In this dynamic exhibition, Big Sky High School art teachers Dustin Hoon, Chris South, and Tyra McDonald offer selected works from a group of motivated and artistically inclined students enrolled in Introduction to Art, Senior Studio, and upper division art classes.


After School Art Adventure Series One

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January 15 - February 19, 2019
After School Art Adventure Series One
Times: 3:45-5:15 PM
Create artwork inspired by the exhibitions at MAM. There will be a short tour and a series of projects related to what the students see. Projects will include drawing, painting, printmaking, and 3-D exploration.
Teachers: MAM Teaching Artists
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Pre-School Art Workshops

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January 17 - February 21, 2019
Pre-School Art Workshops
Times: 10:00-11:30 AM
Drop your pre-school student off for a morning of art exploration with materials! Little ones will be encouraged to explore, engage, and experiment with different materials. There will be plenty of art-making stations and fun projects to keep little hands and minds busy.
Teachers: Jolena Ryan
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


In Praise of Folly: Five Artists After Philip Guston
Missoula Art Museum - Details
January 25 - May 25, 2019
In Praise of Folly: Five Artists After Philip Guston
Guston's iconic "Cigar" (1969), on long-term loan through Art Bridges, serves as the catalyst for five artists, Adrian Arleo, John Buck, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Richard Notkin, and Jay Schmidt, to create artworks in response to the political and racial content found in "Cigar" and to Guston's aesthetic practice.


Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!

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January 26, 2019
Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!
Times: 2:00-4:00 PM
In collaboration with Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), draw from a live model twice monthly at MAM on the second and fourth Saturdays. ZACC will host on first and third Saturdays! Ages 18 and older.
Teachers: Non-instructed
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


MAM's 47th Annual Benefit Art Auction

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February 02, 2019
MAM's 47th Annual Benefit Art Auction
Times: 5:00-10:00 PM
Celebrate MAM's commitment to free admission, free expression, and free education when you participate in the 47th Annual Benefit Art Auction. MAM's benefit art auction is the event for artists, art collectors, and art supporters to gather and bid for MAM.
Location: UM University Center Ballroom
Price: $125.00
Members: $100.00


Origami Club
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 09, 2019
Origami Club
Times: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
The Cranium Origami Group hosts a free, intergenerational folding session aimed at introducing people to origami and helping advanced folders prosper. Come on your own or with your family.
Teachers: Cranium Origami Group


Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!

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February 09, 2019
Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!
Times: 2:00-4:00 PM
In collaboration with Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), draw from a live model twice monthly at MAM on the second and fourth Saturdays. ZACC will host on first and third Saturdays! Ages 18 and older.
Teachers: Non-instructed
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Professional Development for Educators: Explore (IEFA)
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 11, 2019
Professional Development for Educators: Explore (IEFA)
Times: 1:00-3:00 PM
Connecting with the Essential Understandings of Indian Education for All (IEFA), we will explore Bently Spang's "Fire/Water" installation, on view through April 20. Teachers of all grade levels and disciplines are welcome. Two PIR Credits offered.
Location: MAM


Montana Bars // Lee Nye: Eddie's Club Adjunct Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 12 - May 18, 2019
Montana Bars // Lee Nye: Eddie's Club Adjunct Collection
These two distinct but interrelated photographic exhibitions draw from MAM's Collection and selected loans to celebrate Montana's favorite community gathering sites and the faces of Missoula's past.


Saturday Family Art Workshop: Paper Chain of Kindness
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 16, 2019
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Paper Chain of Kindness
Times: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Participate in the international CIVICKIDS initiative! Work with teaching artist Stoney Sasser to visualize our connection to others by creating a paper chain of kindness in this group project. MAM will share the work digitally using #CMACIVICKIDS.
Teachers: Stoney Sasser


Guston: A Conversation on Race with Prageeta Sharma, Jamar Galbreath, and Kathryn Shanley
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 19, 2019
Guston: A Conversation on Race with Prageeta Sharma, Jamar Galbreath, and Kathryn Shanley
Times: 7:00 PM
Join us for a panel discussion on race in connection to Philip Guston's painting Cigar (1969). Panelists include UM professor Prageeta Sharma; Jamar Galbreath, Training and Programs Coordinator at EmpowerMT; and Co-Chair of the Native Studies Department at UM, and Kathryn Shanley.
Location: MAM


Training For Art Guides and Education Volunteers
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February 19, 2019
Training For Art Guides and Education Volunteers
Times: 3:30-5:00 PM
MAM's education team will provide you with the necessary tools, skills, and practice to generate discussion and deepen the viewing experience for everyone.
Location: MAM


Teen Artist Workshop: Skin Stories; Using Art to Take on Race
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 20, 2019
Teen Artist Workshop: Skin Stories; Using Art to Take on Race
Times: 4:00-6:00 PM
Race is complicated, and these artists know it! We'll look at how some artists used art to ask the big questions about what race means and how it affects how people see us, how we see ourselves, and what we do about it. Then, we'll mix media, going back into photographs of ourselves with paint and ink to tell our own "skin stories."
Teachers: Aja Mujinga Sherrard


Lunch Club
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 21, 2019
Lunch Club
Times: 12:00-1:00 PM
MAM invites businesses to sign up for Lunch Club's 30-minute mini-tours and 30-minute lunch conversations. MAM staff guide you and your colleagues on a lively tour of the museum and spark lunch conversation related to the art on view.
Teachers: Jenny Bevill


Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!

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February 23, 2019
Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!
Times: 2:00-4:00 PM
In collaboration with Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), draw from a live model twice monthly at MAM on the second and fourth Saturdays. ZACC will host on first and third Saturdays! Ages 18 and older.
Teachers: Non-instructed
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Site Complex: Installation Work from the MAM Collection
Missoula Art Museum - Details
February 26 - May 11, 2019
Site Complex: Installation Work from the MAM Collection
Installations, sometimes called "environments," are a unique part of contemporary art. The MAM Collection includes several installation pieces that rarely have the opportunity to be exhibited because of the size, complexity, or cost that their display entails. Works in Site Complex are landmarks from MAM's outstanding exhibition history.


First Friday: Look/Listen Concert with Modality
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 01, 2019
First Friday: Look/Listen Concert with Modality
Times: 5:00-8:00 PM
Initially formed as a duo in 2009, Modality includes four members (Jay Bruns, Clark Grant, Charles Nichols, and Ben Weiss) living in three cities across the country, using telematics technology to perform live in the exhibition "Site Complex." Performance at 7 PM.
Location: MAM


Raptors and Art for Adults

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March 02, 2019
Raptors and Art for Adults
Times: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
This beloved class for children will be offered this winter-for adults! Create amazing drawings and monoprints using live raptors as models! Kate will have a falcon, hawk, and an owl on hand from her Raptors of the Rockies project.
Teachers: Bev Beck Glueckert and Kate Davis
Price: $35.00
Members: $31.00


Art in the Moment: A Program for those with Dementia and their Caregivers
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 04, 2019
Art in the Moment: A Program for those with Dementia and their Caregivers
Times: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
This program at MAM provides a comforting art-viewing and art-making experience for those in the early stages of dementia and their caregivers. Participants will view and discuss artwork on display in the galleries in small groups and create work of their own in the education classroom.
Teachers: Bev Beck Glueckert


After School Art Adventure Series Two

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March 05 - April 16, 2019
After School Art Adventure Series Two
Times: 3:45-5:15 PM
Get creative on Tuesdays after school with Stoney Sasser!Create artwork inspired by the exhibitions at MAM. There will be a short tour and a series of projects related to what the students see.
Teachers: Stoney Sasser
Price: $50.00
Members: $45.00


Origami Club
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 09, 2019
Origami Club
Times: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
The Cranium Origami Group hosts a free, intergenerational folding session aimed at introducing people to origami and helping advanced folders prosper. Come on your own or with your family.
Teachers: Cranium Origami Group


Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!

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March 09, 2019
Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!
Times: 2:00-4:00 PM
In collaboration with Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), draw from a live model twice monthly at MAM on the second and fourth Saturdays. ZACC will host on first and third Saturdays! Ages 18 and older.
Teachers: Non-instructed
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Art Swing @ MAM
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 15, 2019
Art Swing @ MAM
Times: 5:00-8:00 PM
Enjoy catered hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar, live music, gallery tours, and one-on-one conversation with exhibiting artists from the exhibition "In Praise of Folly: Adrian Arleo, John Buck, Richard Notkin, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, and Jay Schmidt."
Location: MAM
Price: $10.00


Saturday Family Art Workshop: We Are What We Like
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 16, 2019
Saturday Family Art Workshop: We Are What We Like
Times: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Our identities can be influenced by having an open mind and being receptive to the beauty around us. Create a collage out of imagery that attracts and energizes you. This workshop is part of the CIVICKIDS initiative to foster civic engagement and shared community pride through art making. MAM will share artwork digitally using #CMACIVICKIDS.
Teachers: Jennifer Ogden


Training For Art Guides and Education Volunteers
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 19, 2019
Training For Art Guides and Education Volunteers
Times: 3:30-5:00 PM
MAM's education team will provide you with the necessary tools, skills, and practice to generate discussion and deepen the viewing experience for everyone. Training includes an orientation to MAM's inquiry-based interpretive strategy, as well as an in-depth look at exhibitions.
Location: MAM


Prageeta Sharma: The New York School of Painters and Poets
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 20, 2019
Prageeta Sharma: The New York School of Painters and Poets
Times: 7:00 PM
Sharma provides an overview of the New York School of Painters and Poets as context for Philip Guston's painting "Cigar" (1969). Sharma is a poet and professor of English at the University of Montana.
Location: MAM


Teen Artist Workshop: Express Yourself through Spoken Word Poetry
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 20, 2019
Teen Artist Workshop: Express Yourself through Spoken Word Poetry
Times: 4:00-6:00 PM
Have you ever wondered about the difference between poetry and spoken word? Come find out with spoken word artist Nicole Dunn, winner of the Montana Book Festival poetry slam in 2017. Using writing and visual prompts, Nicole will demystify the creative form of self-expression called Spoken Word, while focusing on the subject matter closest at hand: our own identity.
Teachers: Nicole Dunn


Lunch Club
Missoula Art Museum - Details
March 21, 2019
Lunch Club
Times: 12:00-1:00 PM
MAM invites businesses to sign up for Lunch Club's 30-minute mini-tours and 30-minute lunch conversations. MAM staff guide you and your colleagues on a lively tour of the museum and spark lunch conversation related to the art on view.
Teachers: Jenny Bevill


Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!

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March 23, 2019
Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!
Times: 2:00-4:00 PM
In collaboration with Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), draw from a live model twice monthly at MAM on the second and fourth Saturdays. ZACC will host on first and third Saturdays! Ages 18 and older.
Teachers: Non-instructed
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Spring Break Art Camp: Building Fantastic Worlds through Game Art

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March 25 - March 29, 2019
Spring Break Art Camp: Building Fantastic Worlds through Game Art
Times: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Work with a professional illustrator and game designer to dream up your own video game or fantasy world and bring that vision to life through illustration!
Teachers: David L. Johnson
Price: $90.00
Members: $81.00


Art in the Moment: A Program for those with Dementia and their Caregivers
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 01, 2019
Art in the Moment: A Program for those with Dementia and their Caregivers
Times: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
This program at MAM provides a comforting art-viewing and art-making experience for those in the early stages of dementia and their caregivers. Participants will view and discuss artwork on display in the galleries in small groups and create work of their own in the education classroom.
Teachers: Bev Beck Glueckert


John Yau: On Guston
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 03, 2019
John Yau: On Guston
Times: 7:00 PM
In partnership with UM's Creative Writing Program, MAM presents poet, art critic, and curator John Yau. Yau will talk about the artist Philip Guston in this not-to-be-missed lecture.
Location: MAM


First Friday: Followed by Look/Listen Poetry Reading with John Yau
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 05, 2019
First Friday: Followed by Look/Listen Poetry Reading with John Yau
Times: 5:00-8:00 PM
Experience MAM's engaging exhibitions for free on the First Friday of each month from 5 to 8 PM. Enjoy a no-host bar, great music, and unique art-viewing experiences. April's First Friday at MAM is followed by a poetry reading by John Yau at 8:30 PM.
Location: MAM


Look/Listen: Poetry Reading with Author and Poet John Yau

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April 05, 2019
Look/Listen: Poetry Reading with Author and Poet John Yau
Times: 8:30 PM
Poet, art critic, and curator John Yau has published over 50 books of poetry, fiction, and art criticism. In poems that frequently pun, trope, and play with the English language, Yau offers complicated, and sometimes competing versions of the legacy of his dual heritages as Chinese/American, poet, and artist.
Location: MAM
Price: $5.00


Origami Club
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 13, 2019
Origami Club
Times: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
The Cranium Origami Group hosts a free, intergenerational folding session aimed at introducing people to origami and helping advanced folders prosper. Come on your own or with your family.
Teachers: Cranium Origami Group


Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!

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April 13, 2019
Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!
Times: 2:00-4:00 PM
In collaboration with Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), draw from a live model twice monthly at MAM on the second and fourth Saturdays. ZACC will host on first and third Saturdays! Ages 18 and older.
Teachers: Non-instructed
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Teen Artist Workshop: Words are Power!
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 17, 2019
Teen Artist Workshop: Words are Power!
Times: 4:00-6:00 PM
Work with Gillian Kessler, local poet and teacher, to explore connections between poetry and art. We will explore self-esteem, the power of voice, and how creativity can help you come into your power!
Teachers: Gillian Kessler


Lunch Club
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 18, 2019
Lunch Club
Times: 12:00-1:00 PM
MAM invites businesses to sign up for Lunch Club's 30-minute mini-tours and 30-minute lunch conversations. MAM staff guide you and your colleagues on a lively tour of the museum and spark lunch conversation related to the art on view.
Teachers: Jenny Bevill


Closing Reception with Bently Spang
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 19, 2019
Closing Reception with Bently Spang
Times: 5:00-8:00 PM
Join us for a lively reception in honor of Spang's "Fire/Water" exhibition. Converse with provocateur, educator, and performance artist Bently Spang.
Location: MAM


Watersheds and Ethnobotany with Bently Spang and Linwood Tallbull
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 20, 2019
Watersheds and Ethnobotany with Bently Spang and Linwood Tallbull
Times: 1:00-2:00 PM
Spang and Tallbull discuss issues surrounding Spang's immersive video installation "Fire/Water," watershed health, habitat for native species, contemporary art, and the importance of environmental restoration. Free and open to the public.
Location: MAM


Saturday Family Art Workshop: War Shirt
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 20, 2019
Saturday Family Art Workshop: War Shirt
Times: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Join exhibiting artist Bently Spang [Tsitsistas /Suhtai (Northern Cheyenne)] who will read from his children's book "The War Shirt" and will guide a tour of his exhibit "Modern Warrior Series: War Shirt #6-Waterways."
Teachers: Bently Spang


Training For Art Guides and Education Volunteers
Missoula Art Museum - Details
April 23, 2019
Training For Art Guides and Education Volunteers
Times: 3:30-5:00 PM
MAM's education team will provide you with the necessary tools, skills, and practice to generate discussion and deepen the viewing experience for everyone. Training includes an orientation to MAM's inquiry-based interpretive strategy, as well as an in-depth look at exhibitions.
Location: MAM


Open Printmaking

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April 27, 2019
Open Printmaking
Times: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Participants who are already familiar with print processes are welcome to come and use MAM's printing press. This is a non-instructed workshop with Bev there to guide you in your independent work. Materials provided.
Teachers: Bev Beck Glueckert
Price: $20.00
Members: $18.00


Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!

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April 27, 2019
Open Figure Drawing: New Collaboration with ZACC!
Times: 2:00-4:00 PM
In collaboration with Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), draw from a live model twice monthly at MAM on the second and fourth Saturdays. ZACC will host on first and third Saturdays! Ages 18 and older.
Teachers: Non-instructed
Price: $10.00
Members: $8.00


Member Dinner with the Artists: Kristi Hager, Dyna Kuehnle, Bobby Tilton

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May 01, 2019
Member Dinner with the Artists: Kristi Hager, Dyna Kuehnle, Bobby Tilton
Times: 5:30 PM
MAM Members in the Patron Circle or higher are invited to have dinner at the museum with exhibition artists from Site Complex. Kristi Hager, Dyna Kuehnle, and Bobby Tilton will discuss their work while members enjoy a masterfully prepared meal and paired wines. Space is limited. Reserve your seat in advance!
Location: MAM
Price: $50.00


First Friday: Live Music by Kia Coon and the Maggies Fiddle Trio
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 03, 2019
First Friday: Live Music by Kia Coon and the Maggies Fiddle Trio
Times: 5:00-8:00 PM
MAM welcomes UM graduates, students and families to May's First Friday, with live music by Maggie Gammons, Kia Coon, and Maggie Magee, the 2014 Montana State Old Time Junior Champion Fiddler.
Location: MAM


Member Hops Happy Hour: Craft Beer Tasting
Missoula Art Museum - Details
May 15, 2019
Member Hops Happy Hour: Craft Beer Tasting
Times: 4:00-6:30 PM
MAM members are invited to join us for happy hour at MAM! This is the unofficial closing reception for the exhibitions "Montana Bars" and "Eddie's Club Adjunct Collection."
Location: MAM
Price: $15.00


Spring Break Art Camp: Mindfulness and the Creative Process

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March 25, 3019 - March 29, 2019
Spring Break Art Camp: Mindfulness and the Creative Process
Times: 1:00-3:00 PM
Art can help us find joy and express ourselves freely. It can also regulate our body and mind. We will use breath drawing to become more courageous, printmaking to see our art grow and change, collaborative projects to help us be kinder, and dance painting to get our whole bodies involved with movement.
Teachers: Jenny Bevill
Price: $90.00
Members: $81.00




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