Hmong culture celebrated at Missoula Art Museum

Posted on 07 July 2017

Missoula Art Museum Celebrates Hmong American Culture with Dancing, Music, and Art

What: Family-Friendly Celebration of Hmong American Culture
When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 4-7 PM
Where: Missoula Art Museum and Missoula Art Park, 335 North Pattee Street
 
Missoula, MT / July 7, 2017 / Missoula Art Museum (MAM) – Missoula Art Museum willhost a series of events, including a family-friendly celebration of Hmong American culture on July 26 to coincide with the MAM exhibition, “From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection,” on display through September 20th in the Carnegie Gallery. The event is free and open to the public. 
 
Guests are invited to tour the colorful exhibition and enjoy traditional dance performances by Annalysse Moua, Athena Moua, and Ntsailias Vang. Blong Vang will play the traditional qeej instrument and Mao Thao will sell her embroidery.  Food is available from the Hmong food truck, The Noodle Wagon. 
 
From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth marks the third time MAM has presented a significant exhibition of Hmong textiles.  Previous exhibitions were organized in 1978 to help Montanans better understand and appreciate the complexities of their new neighbors as they escaped persecution in Laos and resettled in Missoula.  Another major Hmong textile exhibition for MAM was co-curated in 1993 by Vee Kiatoukaysy, Tou Yang, and Susan Lindbergh Miller. The exhibition celebrates Missoula’s diversity and stands as an example of the significant Hmong American contributions to the Missoula community.  It is funded in part by First Interstate Bank and First Interstate BancSystem Foundation. 
 
 
From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection
July 7–September 20, 2017 // Carnegie Galleries
Exhibition Discussion with Gayle Morrison and Susan Lindbergh Miller: July 8, 11 AM–12 PM
MAM Book Club Discussion, “Hog’s Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong and the CIA” with author Gayle Morrison: July 19, 6 PM
 
Contact: For more information, please contact the Missoula Art Museum at 406.728.0447, visit the MAM website atwww.missoulaartmuseum.org or contact Brandon Reintjes, Senior Curator, brandon@missoulaartmuseum.org,406.728.0447 x230.
 
 
About MAM: FREE EXPRESSION // FREE ADMISSION. The Missoula Art Museum engages artists and audience in the creative exploration of contemporary art relevant to our community, state and region. Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1987, MAM showcases diverse and thought-provoking contemporary artwork from local and international artists.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM. Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM.



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