MAM offers trainings for teachers, teaching artists, and art guides. These hands-on workshops will connect with the core values and mission of MAM and share best practices in the field of art education. This cycle will focus on the respectful exploration of our dedicated Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery. Email Jenny Bevill, educator and outreach specialist at [email protected] for more information or to RSVP for upcoming trainings.

Examples of past opportunities:

For Educators

MAM Professional Development Workshop: IEFA and CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN INDIAN ART

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


2 PIR Credits Offered

Join us for an experiential workshop led by Mike Jetty, Indian Education Specialist from the Office of Public Instruction, and Jenny Bevill, MAM’s Educator Coordinator. We will explore the Seven Essential Understandings of IEFA and use artwork on view in MAM’s dedicated Contemporary American Indian gallery to dive deeper into the topic. We will envision lessons that address issues important in Indian Country today. There will be a gallery experience and hands-on art making. You will take away strategies and resources you can use.

Email Jenny Bevill at [email protected] for more information, or if you’re interested in becoming a teaching artist.

For Art Guides and Education Volunteers

Tuesdays 3:30–5 PM // May 14, June 25, July 23, Aug 13

MAM’s education team, Jenny Bevill and Kay Grissom-Kiely, will offer monthly trainings for those interested in becoming an Art Guide. These trainings are also appropriate for returning Art Guides who want to stay in practice and up to date on changing exhibitions. Each training will include an orientation to MAM’s interpretive strategy which is inquiry-based and aligned with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). If you are interested in leading tours of museum exhibitions for all ages and abilities, and joining our stellar group of beloved volunteers we'll provide you with the necessary tools, skills, and practice. To lead tours at MAM you must attend a minimum of one training, shadow one tour, and be shadowed for one tour. Email Jenny Bevill at [email protected] for more information or to RSVP.

Art Guides are valued volunteers and receive a FREE Membership, which includes a 10% discount on classes, workshops, and bookstore purchases, as well as invitations to member-only events.

Each weekday from October through January, hundreds of fifth graders from Missoula County Public Schools and beyond will spend the first three hours of their day at MAM interfacing with Cathy Weber's exhibition, Understory/Overstory, and then create their very own bird sculpture project using air dry clay. The opportunity to work directly with Cathy Weber will impact students on a deeper level, connecting them directly to her artistic process, her creative problem-solving complexities, and the inspirations and challenges that she and most artists encounter when making art. Learn more about the artist in this video produced by Slikati Photo + Video.

Cathy Weber from Slikati on Vimeo.

If you are interested in scheduling a fifth-grade tour please contact Jenny Bevill, Educator/Coordinator.


Montana Treasures: Jaune Quick -to -See Smith and Rudy Autio

MAM now has a broad assortment of online cross-curriculum lesson plans and activities associated with two premiere artists from the MAM Permanent Collection: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Rudy Autio. Please feel free to use any of these materials, which will enrich and guide your students in a greater understanding of Montana culture and its artistic legacy.

Learning Through Art: Corwin (Corky) Clairmont and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

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