News and Events | Montana Museum of Art & Culture | May 2010
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ON VIEW MAY 6 - 29, 2010

Hung Tails by Elizabeth Kronfield

Western Cast Iron Art Conference Exhibition
May 6 - 29, 2010

Held in conjunction with the 2nd Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Conference in Missoula, May 6 - 9, the exhibition honors keynote artists Elizabeth Kronfield and Matthew Wicker. Their work combines cast iron or bronze with evocative materials such as stone, horsehair, ash or cloth. "This work is drawn from my time and experiences in the West--influenced by everything from the vast spaces to individuals to politics to livestock in the backyard to living off a dirt road," says Kronfield.  

Images: (Top) Matthew Wicker, MPH, 14" x 6" x 3", cast iron, 2008; (Above) Elizabeth Kronfield, Hung Tails, 7 pieces, each 42" x 10" x 10", cast iron, horsehair, 2007
Events on Thursday, May 6, 2010

An Opening Reception at the Meloy & Paxson Galleries in the UM PARTV Center will be held from 5 - 7pm and will include live music and refreshments.

A Keynote Address by Elizabeth Kronfield and Matthew Wicker will take place at the University Center Theater from 7:30 - 8:30pm.
These events are open to the public.

Image: Matthew Wicker, Stacks, 16" x 8" x 6", cast iron, 2008

John Fery
Glacier National Park Centennial Exhibition
June 11 - August 7, 2010 
To celebrate Glacier National Park's centennial, the Montana Museum of Art & Culture will present an exhibition that examines the Park's strong visual legacy, especially through traditions held by American Indians and the contributions of the Great Northern Railway. Included is an important loan from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe collection - a rare Blackfeet War Record that originally adorned Many Glacier Hotel, as well as work by notable artists such as John Fery (Austrian), Julius Seyler (German) and Winhold Reiss (German) who introduced European modernism. The exhibition will also feature a folio of Blackfeet Indian Tipi Designs by John C. Ewer and Jessie Wilber, portraits by photographers Tomer J. Hileman, Roland Reed, Arthur Dailey, Fred Kiser and others, as well as works by Edward S. Curtis, who documented American Indians just prior to the creation of the Park.
Related Events:
  • Friday, June 11, 5 -7pm, Meloy & Paxson Galleries - Opening reception
  • Thursday, June 24, 7pm, Masquer Theatre - Dr. William E. Farr, Presenter: Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet Indians
  • Wednesday, July 21, 7pm, Meloy Gallery - Dr. Rafael Chacón, Presenter: The impact of Glacier Park on artists and their aesthetic legacy from his Inventory and Background Report on the Paintings in the Historic Lodges of Glacier National Park
Image: John Fery, Gunsight Pass, 1913, oil on canvas, 55 ¼ x 82 ½ inches, Permanent Collection, MMAC