MAM's exhibition program is a broad landscape that serves and represents diverse audiences and creative interests. Each year, 20 to 25 solo and group exhibitions rotate through six state-of-the-art galleries. MAM organizes and rents exhibits, develops programs through community partnerships, and welcomes the opportunity to review exhibition proposals.

For exhibition proposal guidelines, go to Art Submissions page.

MAM does not accept commissions on the sale of artwork but in support of artists, will put collectors in touch with artists or artists' representatives.

Featured Acquisitions in the MAM Collection
Featured Acquisitions in the MAM Collection
Rotating display of artworks from the MAM Collection on view in the Goldberg Family Foundation Library and Travel Montana Lobby.
DATES:
April 18, 2018 - February 22, 2020
Ken Little: Trophy Room
Ken Little: Trophy Room
Trophy Room is a fun exhibit featuring works by Texas artist and longtime friend of MAM Ken Little. The intimate Shott Gallery on MAM's second floor is transformed into a curio collection of taxidermy
animals. Little makes sculptures by piecing used leather products, dollar bills, and other found objects onto taxidermy forms to give new life to the traditionally stiff and lifeless animal trophy mount.
DATES:
September 14 - December 28, 2019
From the Ground Up: The Postwar Craft Movement in Montana
From the Ground Up: The Postwar Craft Movement in Montana
The next time you drop into MAM to enjoy a reception, attend a multimedia performance, or engage with new ideas at a panel discussion, consider the history that shapes your experience of contemporary art in Montana. Senior Curator Brandon Reintjes, at the invitation of Glenn Adamson, senior scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, did just this as he researched the roots of modernist art in Montana for The Journal of Modern Craft, an international, peer-reviewed publication.
DATES:
September 14 - December 28, 2019
Lillian Pitt: Honoring My Ancestors
Lillian Pitt: Honoring My Ancestors
Lillian Pitt presents her newest artwork in Honoring My Ancestors, a solo exhibit opening at MAM in September. Pitt is celebrated
nationwide for making contemporary artwork in the deep tradition of Pacific Northwest Native American artists. Recent works in the exhibit include prints, masks, and a new series of Sally bags. Traditionally, a Sally bag was a woven basket used to gather roots, medicines, nuts, and seeds by Native American women of the mid-Columbia River region. The weaving technique is unique to this region with distinguishing motifs of human figures and animals. Created in blown glass and adorned with traditional shapes and symbols, Pitt's richly colored Sally bags honor the cultural legacy of her ancestors from the Wasco, Warm Springs, and Yakama nations as contemporary artworks.
DATES:
September 20, 2019 - February 22, 2020
Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain
Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain
Things You Know But Cannot Explain represents Rick Bartow's first major retrospective and a substantial contribution to the growing body of scholarship on contemporary Native artists.
DATES:
October 04, 2019 - February 15, 2020
Ancestors and Remembrance in the MAM Collections
Ancestors and Remembrance in the MAM Collections
Selection of work inspired by the theme of Ancestry
DATES:
October 04, 2019 - February 22, 2020
Ellen Garvens and Barbara Weissberger: Perception
Ellen Garvens and Barbara Weissberger: Perception
Organizing exhibitions can be a complicated process. In the case of Ellen Garvens and Barbara Weissberger: Perception, MAM Associate Curator John Calsbeek and Senior Curator Brandon Reintjes contemplated the right approach, direction, and artists to create an exhibition focused on new approaches to photography at a pivotal moment when the medium is undergoing such drastic changes and broad redefinition.
DATES:
October 22, 2019 - March 07, 2020


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