Missoula Art Museum events for January


January at MAM 
J. Cooper, Club Moderne, Anaconda, MT, silver gelatin print
First Friday: January 6, 5-8 PM
Join MAM in a celebration of our 45th Benefit Art Auction Exhibition on First Friday. Connect to art, artists, and a community of art supporters as you enjoy live music by KBGA, a no-host bar, and recognition of the auction artists at 7 PM. First Friday events are generously sponsored by the Missoulian.
Save the Date: 
February 4, 5 PM
University Center Ballroom
Get your paddles in the air at MAM's 45th Benefit Art Auction, Art of the Auction. MAM is honored to feature the work of 82 exemplary Montana-based and nationally-known artists. The benefit art auction is MAM's largest fundraiser of the year, providing critical support for MAM's contemporary art exhibitions, educational programming, and our longstanding commitment to free admission // free expression. Reserve tickets or a table of 10 at missoulaartmuseum.org or call 406.728.0447 while seats are still available!
Continuing Exhibitions:
Leslie Van Stavern Millar, Theodore Roosevelt, Higgins Avenue in Missoula, 1911, gouache on wood panel, courtesy of the artist
Leslie Van Stavern Millar II: Montana Peepshow Stories
Through January 21
Montana Peepshow Stories depict Queen Elizabeth I as a time-traveler visiting historic moments in Montana as part of the Caravan Project, a mobile art collective that visited rural communities throughout the state. Read on...
Learn more about the fascinating adventures of the artist and Queen Elizabeth I, now available as a limited edition book in the MAM bookstore.
Create your own mini-peepshow theater in a three-session workshop with Leslie, January 14 and 28 from 1-3 PM. Register today!
Stephen Glueckert,
Drawing Machine, mixed media assemblage, courtesy of the artist.
Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up
Through February 18
MAM is pleased to present this survey of Stephen Glueckert's prolific art career from the 1970s to present. A consummate artist and educator, he has created a vast outpouring of work influenced by folk and intuitive artist traditions, as well as modernism.

Glueckert's beautiful, hand-stitched catalog, which invites you to create a custom cover using one of his drawing machines, is now available in the MAM Bookstore.
RYAN! Feddersen,
Coyote Bones, part of the installation for
Coyote Now!
RYAN! Feddersen: Resistance
Through April 22
Seattle-based artist RYAN! Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) creates multi-layered environments and interactive sculptures.  For the exhibition at Missoula Art Museum, she created four interactive installations that address equitable development and resource use: Unveiling the Romantic West; Disconnected Towers; Coyote Now! and Martha Stewart Cocktails. Read on...
Andrea Moon,
Between I, stoneware, coil built, double walled, slip, 2013
Binary Form: Ceramic Abstraction by Trey Hill and Andrea Moon
Through May 13
This exhibition brings together two Montana ceramists, Trey Hill and Andrea Moon. The pairing of artists generates dialogue about similarities and differences in the artists' formalist sensibilities. Binary Form showcases the variable strengths of ceramics as a sculptural medium and how two artists working in contradictory ways use form to express content. Read on...
Upcoming Member Events
Leslie Van Stavern Millar II,
Jeanette Rankin and Queen Elizabeth I Dine at the Broadwater Hotel, Helena -- 1950, Gouache on Paper, 1995
Afternoon Tea with the Artist
January 7, 3:30-5 PM
$15 for members
Enjoy afternoon tea at the museum with exhibiting artist, Leslie Van Stavern Millar II. Take a personal tour of Montana Peepshow Stories and time-travel with Leslie's main character, Queen Elizabeth I, as she explores Montana history with a cup of tea in hand. Delicious tea from Lake Missoula Tea Company and pastries will be served. Space is very limited -- call the museum at 406.728.0447 to RSVP today.
GiGi Don Diego, 
Unexpected Guests to the Garden Party, acrylic on canvas
The Hows and Whys of Collecting with H. Rafael Chacón
January 17, 5:30-6:30 PM
Free for members
Join local collector and University of Montana art history professor H. Rafael Chacón to take a look at the artists in this year's auction while sampling drinks and hors d'oeuvres generously provided by James Bar. During this preview, Chacón will share tried and true approaches to assembling a first-rate collection. RSVP required by calling the museum at 406.728.0447. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Cassie Strauss at cassie@missoulaartmuseum.org.
Classes and Workshops:
Saturdays, January 14 and 28, 1-3 PM
$55 // $49.50 for members
Spend your Saturdays in January constructing your very own mini-peepshow theater! This two-session class will guide participants through creating a series of narrative paintings and the construction of a small-scale peepshow box. For ages 13+ to adult.

After School Art Adventure I: Exploring Dimensions with Bev Beck Glueckert
Tuesdays, January 10-February 14, 3:45-5:15 PM
$50 // $45 for members
Young artists will work with Bev on a variety of 2-D and 3-D projects inspired by the current MAM exhibits, including ceramics! Bev never fails to come up with exciting projects that bring new skills and techniques to her students. Ages 7-11. Register for both session I and II and receive 20% off. Register today!

Teen Artist Workshop: Finding Your Wild Side with Clay
Wednesday, January 18, 4-6 PM
Free for teens
Learn basic ceramic techniques to explore small, hybrid animal sculptures with clay from ceramic artist, Trey Hill. In this class you will combine parts from different animals to create your own mythological beast. Teen artist workshops are generously made possible in part by the LEAW Family Foundation and U104.5 FM.

Open Figure Drawing
January 7 and January 21, 2:45-4:45 PM
$10 // $8 for members
This open drawing session provides artists the opportunity to draw from a live model. Some supplies are available for use. This class is non-instructed. Arrive early as the room fills up quickly. Participants must be 18 years or older.
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