News and Events | Montana Museum of Art & Culture | October 2008 
October Masthead
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October Events
Gibson Exhibit
Building Stories
Meloy & Paxson Galleries
UM PARTV Center 
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday
11am - 3pm;
Friday - Saturday
4 - 8:30pm
FREE PARKING is available near the NW corner of the PARTV Center
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Through October 25
Capp Skirt
Weaving Cultures - Highlights of the Helen Cappadocia Collection of Southeast Asian Textiles
Meloy Gallery 
This exhibition features a wide variety of historic and contemporary textiles and artifacts created by Hmong cultures and Tai Lao people from Southeast Asia. A selection of 74 of the more than 600 pieces in the Permanent Collection are currently on display.
As Buddha vase
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Steven Young Lee
Paxson Gallery
This exhibition features the recent work of the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. 
Images: (Top) Sao Vang, detail of Green Hmong Pleated Skirt, indigo dyed hemp cloth, batik, cotton applique, ca. 1970; (Bottom) Steven Young Lee, As Buddha, porcelain, gold plating, glaze, 2005, Steven Young Lee, Candi Red Jar, porcelain, automotive laquer, 2008
Hmong child's hatThursday, October 9, 2008, 7pm
Montana Theatre Stage, UM PARTV Center 
Panel Discussion: Hmong Culture - Conversation & Context
Panelists will include: Susanne L. Bessac, Anthropologist; G.G. Weix, Ph.D, Anthropology Department of UM, and Mary Vang, Hmong community representative  
Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7pm
Montana Theatre Stage, UM PARTV Center
Gallery Talk: A Conversation with the Collector: Helen Cappadocia
Image: May Yang, White Hmong, Sam Neua, Missoula, Montana, Boy's hat, cotton, 1988 
Model of Main Hall
Now on view at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana - The Original Man: The Life and Work of Montana Architect AJ Gibson. The exhibition consists of drawings, a wide array of photographs, and models of some of Gibson's most important buildings. The exhibition, curated by the Montana Museum of Art & Culture has received very positive feedback from Holter's patrons. The exhibition will close on October 19, 2008. It will reopen at the Daly Mansion in Hamilton, Montana, beginning May 9, 2009. The book continues to sell at a record pace. To order a copy, contact MMAC at 406.243.2019 or
Image: A.J. Gibson, Model of UM's University Hall prepared by A&E Architects for Gibson traveling exhibtion
Montana Museum of Art & Culture is in the process of raising money for a building, which will serve as a new exciting gateway to the UM campus. In each issue we will highlight ways this building and the work of the museum will support our community and create enriching opportunities.
More Art and Culture Opportunities
Building with backgroundOur current gallery space is sorely limited to 1,700 square feet in two locations inside the PARTV Center on UM's campus. The new building will expand gallery square footage to 12,200 square feet, enhancing our display space and allowing us to display and share our important and unique collections. 
For more information about the MMAC building project, or to discuss naming opportunities, please call Sara Portzel, Director of Development at 406.241.6894 or contact her by email at
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