News and Events | Montana Museum of Art & Culture | March 2010 
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Upcoming Exhibition
Satellite Exhibitions
Related Events
MMAC Painting in Rome
Meloy & Paxson Galleries
UM PARTV Center 
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Friday - Saturday
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ON VIEW March 18 - April 24, 2010

Jam Session Image

This photographic exhibition chronicles the international tours of legendary jazz musicians who served as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. State Department from the 1950s through the 1970s. Organized by Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C., over 80 images portray music greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, and Sara Vaughn. 

Exhibition Sponsors:
Joseph S. Sample in memory of Miriam Sample
Gallagher Western Montana Charitable Foundation

Images: (Top Banner) Benny Goodman performs for a young audience in Red Square. Moscow, Soviet Union, 1962, Courtesy of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Benny Goodman Papers, Yale University. (Above) Count Basie at the final rehearsal of the popular Burmese song, Emerald Dusk. Rangoon, Burma, 1971, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville. 
Joseph S. Sample Jazz Collection PARTV Center Lobby

James Todd Jazz Portraits
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

Henry Meloy Jazz Portraits
First Interstate Bank (Downtown)

Image: Henry Meloy, Billy Eckstine (1914 - 1993), ca. 1946 - 1951, ink on paper, On Permanent Loan from the Meloy Educational Trust
Thursday, March 18, 5-7pm, PARTV Center Lobby
Opening reception featuring live music by jazz pianist David Morgenroth

Wednesday, April 14, 7pm, Masquer Theatre
Lecture by Dr. Curtis Sandberg, exhibition curator, and Vice President for the Arts at Meridian International Center  
Complesso de Vittoriano (Rome, Italy)
Complesso de Vittoriano
The painting, Apres du Bois, by Virgilio Narcisso Daz de la Pea from the MMAC Permanent Collection is visiting Rome as part of an international exhibition entitled Impressionism and the Ecology of the Landscape. The exhibition will be held at the Complesso de Vittoriana from March 5 - June 29, 2010. This Montana treasure will have a place alongside collections from Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and Hungary, as well as U.S. museums that include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum and many others.  
Below see (clockwise from left) the painting being transported into the building, art conservator Marianna Fonzo examining the piece upon arrival, and the painting being carefully hung in preparation for the exhibition.  
Diaz painting arrives in Italy