March events at Missoula Art Museum

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First Friday with DG House

Mar. 3, 5 to 8 PM

Join Missoula Art Museum to celebrate the exhibition DG House: In That Still Moment with the artist. At 6 PM, Missoula Writing Collaborative workshop participants will read their poems inspired by House’s paintings. Live music and a no-host bar. Image (above): DG House, Pathfinders, 2022, mixed media on panels, courtesy the artist.

Indian Country Conversations: Human−Animal Relationships

DG House and Jennifer Woodcock-Medicine Horse

Mar. 4, 1 PM

House (Cherokee of Northeast Alabama) and Jennifer Woodcock-Medicine Horse lead a conversation about the relationships at the center of House’s paintings. House draws on her experiences as resident artist in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Woodcock-Medicine Horse is the director of IndigenEyes: Contemporary Native American Art of the Rocky Mountains and Plains at Montana State University.

Art as Activism with Corky Clairmont

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Thursday, Mar. 15 6 to 7:30 PM

Join the Missoula Art Museum for a special talk in the Linda M. Frost Gallery. Corwin "Corky" Clairmont is a printmaker, conceptual, and installation artist from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.Through his work he explores situations that affect Indian Country historically and in contemporary times.


Willem Volkersz:

The View From Here, A 25-Year Retrospective

Mar. 3 - Jun. 10

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In The View from Here, Willem Volkersz draws on eight decades of life experience. The Montana-based artist’s installations reassemble the myths of American nostalgia, using neon line-drawings and tchotchkes that threaten to overwhelm candy-colored maps. Paint-by-number scenes in the same candy palette loom, monumental and blown-out. Volkersz’s assemblages echo the maximalist scale of material life in the United States. Image: Willem Volkersz, Breakfast, May 5, 1945, 1996, wood, tile, paint, found objects, courtesy the artist.


Weekly morning camps led by professional artists. June 12 to Aug. 11. From raptors and marionettes to masks and whirligigs and everything in between. Kids engage with artworks on exhibit and use many materials to create original works of art.

Wildlife Encounters with DG House

March 4, 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Join exhibiting artist DG House at MAM to create colorful grizzly bear paintings. House draws on her numerous experiences while exploring the vast, intricate Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Images (L to R), courtesy of the artist: detail of Life to the Earth, 2022, mixed media on panels; detail of Good Medicine, 2022, mixed media on panels.

Art in the Moment with Kay Grissom-Kiely and Bev Beck Glueckert

Mar. 6, 1:30 to 3 PM 

Art in the Moment promotes connection and companionship for people living with early-stage memory loss and their care partners through art. Engage with others while viewing paintings by DG House and then create original works of art.

Embodied Engagement with Kate Crouch

Mar. 11, 12 to 12:30 PM

This month you can engage with DG House's paintings by focusing on the patterns House creates that are inspired by parfleche designs in order to consider the idea of creating containers. As we move through our own experiences in a human container, how does our view shift and change? Expect some movement and a guided seated meditation, as well as n opportunity to share your thoughts about the experience.

After School Art Adventure with Jennifer Ogden

Mar. 7 - Apr. 18

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Childern are invited to create artwork inspired by the exhibitions at MAM! The series of art projects relates to what students see during short tours of the galleries. Drawing, painting, printmaking, and 3D exploration.

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