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

MMAC News for February
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First Friday Celebration
European Masterpieces
European Prints
Lecture in February
AOs Tour the Galleries
MMAC Traveling Exhibits
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Meloy & Paxson Galleries


Mon. - Wed./Sat. 12 - 3pm
Thurs. - Fri. 12 - 6pm




You are invited to a pre-Valentine's Day First Friday Celebration!


Friday, February 4, 4-6pm

Lobby of the UM PARTV Center 

Extra special treats
1/2 price Masterpieces catalogs (4 - 6pm only)
Surprise giveaways
Live music with Dan Dubuque!



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Many thanks to: Community Medical Center and Bitterroot Flowers 

ON VIEW in the Meloy Gallery  

Renoir painting

Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin, and other European

Masterpieces from a Private Collection


Through March 12, 2011

This exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity 
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:Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Mademoiselle Grimprel au ruban rouge (Helene Grimprel), 1880, oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches

ON VIEW in the Paxson Gallery
 Print by Picasso of Le Picador
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 February 20th for just $10.


Image: Pablo Picasso, Le Picador, 1961, lithograph 



Thursday, February 10, 2011, Montana Theatre


A Good Likeness: Portraiture
in the 18th - 20th Centuries

a lecture by Dr. Valerie Hedquist, UM Professor of Art History and Criticism






Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1941 - 1919),
Portraite de Wilhelm Muhlfeld, 1910, oil on canvas,
21 5/8 x 18 3/8 inches



UM Academic Officers tour the Masterworks exhibitions


On Tuesday, January 18th, the Montana Museum of Art & Culture welcomed Provost Perry Brown and UM's Academic Officers to the Masterpieces exhibitions. Opening remarks were given by Director Barbara Koostra, and selected pieces were highlighted by Curator of Art Brandon Reintjes.










Image: Dr. Michael Harrington, Associate Dean, School of Business Administration (left), Dr. Peggy Kuhr, Dean, School of Journalism (right) view prints in the Paxson Gallery


Tulips by Josephine Hale 
Did you know that an estimated 750,000 people have visited MMAC's national traveling exhibitions since 2005?


Exhibits such as Josephine Hale: Paintings and Sketches by a Montana Pioneer Artist on view at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, MT, and Traces: Montana's Frontier Revisited by Richard Buswell currently on view at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, SD. To see a list of exhibitions currently available for loan click here.


If you would like more information about MMAC's traveling exhibitions, contact Curator of Art Brandon Reintjes at 406.243.2019 or


Image: Josephine Hale, Tulips, oil on canvas, n.d., 19 1/5 x 22 1/4 inches framed