News and Events | Montana Museum of Art & Culture | January 2011

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 
from the 
MONTANA MUSEUM OF ART & CULTURE!


 

UPDATE on a Home for MMAC


A STATE-OF-THE-ART HOME

FOR THE ART OF THE STATE


"Orphan art" still looking for home after Macy's building sale


by Joe Nickell of the Missoulian

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will have to wait a little longer to find a proper showcase for its trove of art.

Monday's news that a Virginia-based developer has purchased the Macy's building in downtown Missoula means that the MMAC, Montana's only state-owned museum devoted to art--and the only state-owned museum that lacks a public building of its own--likely won't be moving into the 134-year-old building in the heart of Missoula.

Read the whole article posted today on Nickell's Bag

ON VIEW in the Meloy Gallery  

van Rysselberghe's Jeune femme en robe verte

Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin, and other European Masterpieces from a Private Collection

Through March 12, 2011
   

This exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity for visitors to experience works by notable artists from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Centered on portraiture, the exhibition includes works by Alexander Archipenko, Rosa Bonheur, William Bouguereau, Max Ernst, Paul Gauguin, Ren Magritte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, George Romney, Thophile van Rysselberghe, and John William Waterhouse.

A full color exhibition catalog is available for just $10.

Image: Tho van Rysselberghe (Belgian, 1862-1926), Jeune femme en robe verte (Germaine Marechal), 1893, oil on canvas, 32 1/8 x 23 7/8 inches
ON VIEW in the Paxson Gallery
 Sixth grade students from CS Porter
Three Centuries of European Prints from the MMAC Permanent Collection
Through March 12, 2011

This exhibition includes never before exhibited prints from MMAC's Permanent Collection by Giavonni Batista Piranisi, Charles-Nicolas Cochin, Nicolas De Larmessin, John Michel Moreau, and Franois Boucher, as well as more familiar works by Honor Daumier, Jean Louis Forain, Eugne Delacroix, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Marc Chagall, Kthe Kollwitz, Alberto Giancometti, Pablo Picasso and Joan Mir.

An exhibition catalog is being prepared and will be available next month for just $10.

 

Image: A group of sixth grade students from C.S. Porter Middle School listens to a presentation by MMAC Docent Chris South about printmaking. 

REACTIONS TO EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES

Portrait de Nini by Renoir 

Comments from visitors to Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other European Masterpieces from a Private Collection


 

"Wonderful...what a treat for Montana."

"Outstanding...paintings and presentation."

"Unique opportunity for Missoula."

"Please...do more exhibits like this."

"Exhibit raises the cultural bar for Missoula and Montana."

"Great...thanks for raising us all up."

"A cutural coup for Montana."

"Once in a lifetime."

"What a wonderful asset (MMAC) to have in Missoula."

"Thank you so very much for bringing great artwork to Missoula--shows what a cultural center we live in."


 

Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841 - 1919) Portrait de Nini, 1974, oil on canvas, 24 x 19 1/2 inches

HAPPENINGS
 
Jeune Fille a la Cruche by William Bouguereau
MOLLI Course: "Questions of Connoisseurship" with Brandon Reintjes
Fridays, 1 - 2:30pm, January 21 - February 25, 2011


It's not too late to sign up for this course being offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM. The course will use MMAC's exhibition, Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection, as a basis to consider the question of connoisseurship and examine original works by some of history's most notable artists. For more information, contact the MOLLI program at 406.243.2905 or molli@umontana.edu.
 


Image: William Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905), Jeune Fille a la Cruche, 1885, oil on canvas, 38 x 24 1/4 inches

 
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO PAM CAUGHEY

 
The Montana Museum of Art & Culture staff extends a very special thank you to our wonderful Docent Coordinator, Pam Caughey. Pam has done an outstanding job preparing and scheduling a marvelous group of docents for the European Masterpieces exhibition.


Pam is an artist who recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing at The University of Montana.