Upcoming exhibitions at Montana Museum of Art and Culture


George Gogas: Odyssey

Closes April 23, 2016


This exhibition celebrates Missoula artist and teacher George Gogas in the Meloy Gallery.

From small prints and studies to large canvases, the exhibition surveys over 40 years of creative work, charting the artist's development of a unique language of formal adaptation. Gogas's work transcends normal limitations of time and historical memory, especially in titles referencing current issues, such as When Charlie and Pablo Overdrew at the ATM. Generous loans from private collections, including that of the artist, complement the MMAC Permanent Collection, tracing the artist's ahistorical style.   

Image: George Gogas, Judith Basin Encounter - When Charlie and Pablo Pondered ACGT, 2012, acrylic on canvas. Collection of Drs. John Miller and Nerissa Koehn.




Presence: Rudy Autio and Henry Meloy

Closes April 23, 2016




Presence considers distinct chapters in the careers of two major Montana artists whose explorations of form and material delved into the nature of presence and absence in art.     


In the mid-1990s, Rudy Autio made an unusual foray into woodcut printmaking.These rarely-seen works by a true virtuoso come together with paintings and ceramics.For Henry Meloy, the life of a work of art is brought about through action that is decidedly additive: form creation, opposition and, ultimately, harmony. This exhibition will present the Permanent Collection, as well as a generous loan from the Rudy and Lela Autio Estate consisting of woodcut prints, large-scale paintings, and ceramic plates. Drawings by Henry Meloy will be selected from those on permanent loan from the Henry Meloy Educational Trust. In the Paxson Gallery.


Images: (Left) Henry Meloy, Untitled (Portrait of Katharine Cornell), ca 1943-1944, graphite on paper. Permanent loan from The Henry Meloy Educational Trust. (Right) Rudy Autio, Sundog, 1997, woodblock print and watercolor on paper. Courtesy Rudy and Lela Autio Estate.


PUBLIC DOCENT TOUR - Gogas / Autio / Meloy


MMAC offers tour opportunities specialized for each exhibit by our volunteer docents. Free of charge and open to the public.


If you'd like to learn more about our current exhibitions featuring the work of George Gogas, Rudy Autio, and Henry Meloy, please join us in the UM PARTV Center Lobby on:


Thursday, April 7, from 5:30 - 6:30pm



**Tours also available upon request. Please call 243-2019.




Image: Rudy Autio, Adrift, 1997, woodblock print and watercolor on paper. Courtesy Rudy and Lela Autio Estate.


Many Thanks to our Docents!



Did you know that the MMAC relies on a talented group of volunteer docents who share in-depth knowledge of our collections and exhibitions with the public?


Many thanks to our docents for their hard work enlightening our exhibitions: 


Jean Belangie-Nye

Anne Bertsche

Courtney Blazon

Dolly Browder

Harriet Eichenholz

Kate Jackson

Anita Kurtz-Magee

Debra Pollard

Linda Richards

Ruth Royter

Dani Sacks

Sandy Sheppard

Herbert Swick

Greg Timmons


If you are interested in the Docent program at the MMAC, contact us at 406-243-2019 or museum@umontana.edu 


COMING MAY 9 - 31, 2016 ONLY: 

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

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