CCC members are invited to join us on December 5 at 5:30 PM for a special visit to the studio of renowned ceramist Adrian Arleo in Lolo. We'll bring the wine, champagne, and hors d'oeuvres! CCC Members will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artist and see new work. Arleo is one of the selected artists participating in the upcoming exhibition In Praise of Folly: Five Artists After Philip Guston. According to Arleo, her work explores, “the vital interconnection between the human and non-human realms; the imagery arises from associations, concerns and obsessions that are at once intimate and universal. The work frequently references mythology and archetypes in addressing our vulnerability amid changing personal, environmental, and political realities.” The CCC is a group devoted to furthering the understanding of contemporary art and MAM’s collection. Members vote on collection purchases, participate in stimulating art experiences, and visit artist studios throughout the year. To join the Contemporary Collectors Circle or RSVP for this event, contact Madeleine Ford, Development Officer, or call (406)728-0447.

Directions to Arleo's Studio:

From Missoula, take highway 93 south to Lolo. At the 3rd stoplight in Lolo, turn right onto Highway 12 heading west toward Lolo Pass, then go 2.3 miles from the intersection of 12 and Highway 93. Turn left onto Two Horse Lane.
Go straight back on Two Horse Lane to the fenced log house with a metal gate, a big white horse trailer, and outbuildings. There should be a sign indicating "ARLEO STUDIO."
Please park outside the gate.

Widening the Circle, Growing MAM’s Collection
CCC membership is open to the following MAM members and patrons:

  • MAM donors at the Leader Circle level—$1,000 and above.
  • Donors to MAM’s collection and legacy donors.
  • MAM members who opt in with a $100 per person annual contribution in addition to annual museum membership.

MAM’s goals with the CCC are twofold: first, to make acquisitions to MAM’s collection that support artists and strategically strengthen the collection, and, second, to offer three to four enriching events each year that take members to collectors’ homes, artists’ studios, and to exciting art destinations. Potential acquisitions will be presented to the group as the occasion arises, with the opportunity for members to contribute toward the purchases as a tax-deductible donation.

The CCC was formed in 2007 and in that time CCC membership dues have helped the museum acquire an impressive 13 artworks for MAM’s collection and host dozens of unique programs related to collecting. Learn more about some of these artworks through MAM's Collection database.

For more information about becoming a CCC member or to learn about exciting CCC opportunities on the horizon, please call (406) 728-0447.

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