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Our Side: Elisa Harkins, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Marianne Nicolson, and Tanis S'eiltin
Our Side: Elisa Harkins, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Marianne Nicolson, and Tanis S'eiltin
Wendy Red Star curated this exhibition, a reexamination of land, body, language, and history from the perspective of four contemporary indigenous American and First Nations artists: Elisa Harkins, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Marianne Nicolson, and Tanis S'eiltin.
DATES:
September 12, 2017 - February 24, 2018
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors
This national traveling exhibition is organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum. It is the first solo exhibition of Quick-to-See Smith's work in Montana since MAM hosted the Jersey City Museum survey in 1998. Quick-to-See Smith's creative voice and powerful commitment to social, environmental, and political issues have established her as a dominant figure in contemporary American art.
DATES:
October 03, 2017 - March 10, 2018
Artists of Opportunity
Artists of Opportunity
Each year, Opportunity Resources' Artists of Opportunity show over 200 paintings in public spaces throughout Missoula. MAM's exhibition of acrylic and digital paintings is assembled from the Artists of Opportunity calendar.
DATES:
January 03 - February 24, 2018
46th Benefit Art Auction: The Power of Art
46th Benefit Art Auction: The Power of Art
Celebrate the power of art at the 46th Benefit Art Auction. Experience the powerful energy and generosity of 80 locally and nationally renowned artists who donated new and vibrant works. The benefit art auction provides critical support for MAM's contemporary art exhibitions and educational programming. Your bids at the auction support the transformative work of artists and contemporary art in our community.
DATES:
January 05 - January 31, 2018
Miriam Schapiro: Anonymous Was a Woman
Miriam Schapiro: Anonymous Was a Woman
"Anonymous was a Woman," by Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015), is a suite of exquisite prints that honor the labor of women whose names are lost to history, their handmade items having been relegated to "crafts" rather than artworks.
DATES:
February 15 - May 19, 2018
Joseph Baráz: Totems and Stelae
Joseph Baráz: Totems and Stelae
This exhibition represents new work Baráz created since 2011 that has not been publicly exhibited. Baráz's artistic practice is serial, focusing on totems and stelae. These take the form of spiritual tools (hand-held pieces of worked stone), expressionistic paintings, and enigmatic found-object sculptures.
DATES:
February 15 - May 26, 2018
The Shape of Things: New Approaches to Indigenous Abstraction
The Shape of Things: New Approaches to Indigenous Abstraction
MAM, MATRIX Press, and the University of Montana School of Art will display the works from the printmaking residencies of four artists"Molly Murphy Adams (Oglala Lakota), John Hitchcock (Comanche), Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos/Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes), and Duane Slick (Meskwaki/Nebraska Ho-Chunk).
DATES:
March 02 - July 28, 2018
Sentinel High School: Art Teacher Selections
Sentinel High School: Art Teacher Selections
MAM presents a view of local high school artists each spring. Sentinel High School art teachers Tim Nielson, Sally Friou, and Nicole Whitescarver offer selected works from their most adventurous and talented students for this year's exhibition.
DATES:
March 02 - April 27, 2018
John Baldessari: Interference Effects, Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
John Baldessari: Interference Effects, Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
These selections from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation reveal Baldessari's worldwide influence on conceptual art, with works that alternately isolate or obliterate visual information, revealing ruptures in meaning tied to our limited perceptions.
DATES:
March 27 - August 25, 2018
Corwin Clairmont: Two-Headed Arrow/The Tar Sands Project
Corwin Clairmont: Two-Headed Arrow/The Tar Sands Project
"Two-Headed Arrow/The Tar Sands Project," is the culmination of more than two years' work. The journey began the summer of 2014 at MAM and ended at Suncor mining operations at the Athabasca tar sands in Alberta, Canada.
DATES:
March 27 - August 11, 2018
Featured Acquisitions to the MAM Collection
Featured Acquisitions to the MAM Collection
Rotating display of artworks from the MAM Collection on view in the Goldberg Family Foundation Library
DATES:
April 18 - December 31, 2018
Phoebe Knapp: Rough Cuts
Phoebe Knapp: Rough Cuts
MAM is excited to kick off the second season of the Missoula Art Park with Montana sculptor Phoebe Knapp. Knapp works primarily with wood, but incorporates metal details and accents. She searches for and scavenges huge slabs of wood, tree trunks, and giant burl knobs from old growth trees. The fact that the materials were once living things makes each piece of raw material unique.
DATES:
May 23 - October 10, 2018
Art Bridges, Philip Guston: Cigar
Art Bridges, Philip Guston: Cigar
Throughout 2018, MAM will display Philip Guston's influential work "Cigar" (1969) on loan from Art Bridges, a foundation focused on sharing outstanding works of American Art to museums throughout the country.
DATES:
May 31 - December 31, 2018
Sukha Worob: Zamenhof's Table
Sukha Worob: Zamenhof's Table
Bozeman printmaker Sukha Worob explores traditional and non-traditional approaches to printmaking through multiples on paper and interactive "printstallations" that bring together his key concepts.
DATES:
June 01 - September 15, 2018
Stephen Hunt: Kitawaahsinnoon/The Land That Feeds Us
Stephen Hunt: Kitawaahsinnoon/The Land That Feeds Us
This is the premier exhibition of Stephen Hunt's photographs. Hunt frames his photographs with a perspective of the land that connects to tribal stories or culturally significant events.
DATES:
August 09 - December 08, 2018
Communities:West III
Communities:West III
MAM will continue to offer a rotation of print selections from Communities:West III, a portfolio of 52 prints donated by artists Sukha Worob of Bozeman and Andrew Rice of Salt Lake City. This third installment of the biennial portfolio project is the largest yet and exemplifies the diverse community of printmakers working in the western United States.
DATES:
August 14 - December 30, 2018
Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli: Act Three
Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli: Act Three
This series of oil paintings by Missoula artist Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli features sharply rendered subjects that focus on water issues and wildfire in the West. Each painting reveals a classic theater stage with parted curtains and the main subject pictured center stage.
DATES:
September 22 - December 15, 2018
For Freedoms: Selections from the Willem and Diane Volkersz Contemporary Folk Art Collection
For Freedoms: Selections from the Willem and Diane Volkersz Contemporary Folk Art Collection
This fall, MAM is participating in a national project called For Freedoms to encourage discussions about the intersection of art and democracy. Four objects on display in the lobby were selected to represent the initiative and came from the Willem and Diane Volkersz Contemporary Folk Art Collection, donated to MAM in 2016.
DATES:
October 10 - December 01, 2018


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