October 18 // Visiting Artist Lecture 7 PM
Sara Siestreem, a Hannis-Coos artist from the Pacific Northwest, will present a lecture at Missoula Art Museum in conjunction with her residence at the UM’s School of Art Matrix Press and her work entitled, Thanks Giving: Giving Thanks. The residencies will culminated in a 2018exhibition of works created at Matrix by several artists, surveying contemporary American Indian approaches to abstraction. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund and the University of Montana School Of Art.
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Missoula Art Museum in November
LESLIE VAN STAVERN MILLAR II: MONTANA PEEPSHOW STORIES
Through January 21, 2017 // Travel Montana Lobby
First Friday: November 4, 5-8 PM, Gallery Talk at 7 PM
Saturday +: November 5, 11 AM-12 PM
More than 20 years ago, Leslie Van Stavern Millar II appeared as her Science Woman persona to present the first Montana Peepshow Stories. Queen Elizabeth I is 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. For the MAM exhibition, Millar has added five paintings to the original five in the series. The new works depict the Queen and specific people and events in Missoula’s history, such as the Black Bicycle Corps of Fort Missoula, the Salish Pow Wow in Arlee, and President Roosevelt on the occasion when he spoke on Higgins Avenue in 1911.
Learn more here.
WILLEM VOLKERSZ: ON PAPER
Through December 3, 2016 // Faith Pickton and Josephine Aresty Gallery
Gallery Talk: November 15, 7PM
This exhibition celebrates recent gifts donated to the Missoula Art Museum Permanent Collection by Willem and Diane Volkersz. Included in the exhibition are 12 drawings donated in 2014 and 38 drawings donated in 2015. These works were exhibited as part of a drawing retrospective titled, A Paper Trail, Drawings 1954-1999. The drawings range in theme from those Volkersz created as a high school student during his studies of the geometric De Stijl movement native to the Netherlands, to a series of playful self-portraits, spare conceptual exercises, and hat ‘excerpts’ drawn from famous paintings throughout art history. As a whole, they are a testament to the power and breadth of which drawing is capable and to the artist's development over a period of 60 years. Volkersz completed a major installation for the Holocaust Museum in his hometown of Amsterdam in October. Learn more here.
Free Expression // Free Admission