News and Events | Montana Museum of Art & Culture | August 2010
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Changes at MMAC
Summer Exhibition
Upcoming Exhibition
Young Poets Visit MMAC
Meloy & Paxson Galleries
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Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 3pm
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NEW Mission:
The Montana Museum of Art & Culture acquires and preserves art that expresses the spirit of the American West and its relationship to the larger world. As a university and state museum, MMAC presents exhibitions and educational programs that explore local, regional and global themes.
Beginning August 20, our new hours during the school year will be: Noon - 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; Noon - 6pm Thursday - Friday.

NEW First Friday Celebrations: 
Beginning in September, MMAC will celebrate monthly First Fridays from 4 - 6pm. Join us at the PARTV Center for refreshments before heading to other venues. 
ON VIEW through August 7, 2010 (LAST WEEK!)

MMAC celebrates Glacier National Park's strong aesthetic legacy as seen through traditions of the Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet), and the artist patronage of the Great Northern Railway. The exhibition features a rare war record that originally adorned Many Glacier Hotel; tipi designs by Jessie Wilber; works by Elizabeth Lochrie and Branson Stevenson; photographs by Tomer J. Hileman, Edward S. Curtis, Roland Reed, Arthur Dailey, Fred Kiser; and paintings by John Fery, Julius Seyler, O.C. Seltzer, Carl Link and Winold Reiss.
Geographic reach of our audience for this exhibition includes: Eugene, OR, Chevy Chase, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, Seal Beach, CA, Bambridge Island, WA, La Veta, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Mystic, CT, Death Valley, CA, Acworth, GA, Henderson, NV, Leesburg, FL, San Diego, CA, and Washington, DC.
Image: Hedrich-Blessing Studio photograph (Glacier Park and the Great Northern Railway) negative number 7995-F, ca. 1960, 7 x 9 inches, Collection of Jon and Anne Bertsche
Model of Main HallThe Original Man: The Life and Work of Montana Architect A.J. Gibson
August 20 - October 23, 2010

This exhibition features models, blueprints, and photographs of the important work of Missoula architect A.J. Gibson (1826 - 1927) as well as photographs of his life and family. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with several Gibson building centennials:
Jeannette Rankin Hall - 2008
Daly Mansion in Hamilton, MT - 2009
Missoula County Courthouse - 2010
The exhibition is co-curated by MMAC and Dr. Rafael Chacn, UM Professor of Art History and Art Criticism whose book of the same title was published by MMAC and The University of Montana Press in 2008.
Related events:
Friday, August 20, 4 - 6pm, Meloy & Paxson Galleries
Opening Reception

Thursday, September 16, 7pm, Montana Theatre Stage
Dr. Rafael Chacn lecture
Image: Model of UM's University Hall prepared by A & E Architects
For the past three years, the Missoula Writing Collaborative has brought their summer poetry camp, Words with Wings, to tour the galleries and write poems. As always, the children were delightful, talented and impressed us with their writing ability.


Paintings on a Blank Wall
by Olivia Quintero

Three pictures hang on this blank wall.
All the colors you can imagine
painted on these paintings.
colors spread out from their golden-black frames and speckle
the wall with color.

The white is gone, and now
it is time for the colors
to inspire each other.
Green, orange, blue, red, pink,
purple--all these colors--
splotch all over the wall.

As suddenly as they appeared,
the colors jump back
into their frames.

The blank wall is back,
but inside the frames,
instead of colorful splotches,
sit the mountains, lakes,
and glaciers of Glacier National Park.

They capture my thoughts.