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March 2011 MMAC Newsletter


Portrait de Nini by Renoir 
First Friday Celebration
Friday, March 4, 4 - 6pm
Lobby of the PARTV Center 

All are welcome.

"The Life of a Masterpiece", a lecture by MMAC Curator of Art Brandon Reintjes
Wednesday, March 9, 7pm
Masquer Theatre in the UM PARTV Center

This lecture will focus on art masterpieces as unique cultural objects as they pass from continent to continent and through lives over the span of decades or centuries. The lecture takes place in conjunction with the MOLLI course, "Questions of Connoisseurship" taught by Reintjes.

Many thanks to: A Private Collector, Laura Barrett, An Anonymous Donor, An Anonymous Donor, First Interstate Bank, The Washington Companies, Champion Members Suzanne and Bruce Crocker, UM Office of the President, Bravo Catering, Missoulian, Montana Public Radio, Bitterroot Flowers and Premier Paints - Daniel and Faye Warren.

Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Portrait de Nini, 1874, oil on canvas, 24 x 19 1/2 inches

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March Events
European Prints
European Masterpieces
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ON VIEW in the Paxson Gallery

Giacoma Nevay

Three Centuries of European Prints from the MMAC Permanent Collection


On view through March 12, 2011


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




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Many thanks to Champion Members: Anne and Jon Bertsche, Drs. Cathy Capps and Tom Rickard, James and Donna Koch, and Ben and Shirley Steele; and the UM Office of the President.


Image: Giacomo Nevay (Italian, 1764 - 1791), Untitled, one of four etchings on a single page, 4 x 2 1/2 inches





ON VIEW in the Meloy Gallery


Jeune Fille a la Cruche by William BouguereauRenoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other European Masterpieces from a Private Collection

On view 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: William Bouguereau (French, 1825 - 1905),

Jeune Fille a la Cruche, 1885, oil on canvas, 38 x 24 1/4 inches



Hood's River Arch sculpture

Barry Hood: Flow   

March 24 - May 21, 2011, Meloy Gallery


Featuring Hood's bas relief and sculptural glass, which incorporate a wide variety of natural associations. Included are pieces from Hood's Poems for the Blind and Hart series. A UM alum, Hood received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1973, working with noted ceramist Rudy Autio. MMAC Curator of Art Brandon Reintjes contributed an essay to the catalog.

Image: Barry Hood, River Arch, 2008, cast crystal and stone, 7 x 10 x 2 inches



Sense and Sensation: Laurie Fendrich Paintings and Drawings 1990 - 2010

March 24 - May 21, 2011, Paxson Gallery


Organized by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, this is the first in-depth retrospective of abstract New York Painter, critic and Hofstra University Professor Laurie Fendrich.






Image: Laurie Fendrich, I Met a Boy Called Frank Mills, 2008, oil on canvas, 36 x 32 inches

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