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

MMAC Newsletter for April


Abstract painting called Don't You Dare by Laurie Fendrich 
First Friday Events - April 1, 2011
3pm - Lecture by Laurie Fendrich, Masquer Theatre
4 - 6pm - Artist Reception, PARTV Center Lobby


Join the Montana Museum of Art & Culture for a very special First Friday Celebration. Laurie Fendrich, celebrated artist, critic and Hofstra University professor, will be on hand to give a lecture. Music will be provided by El 3-OH!. Enjoy hors d'ouvres and beverages. All are welcome.


Image: Laurie Fendrich, Don't You Dare, oil on canvas, 2007


In This Issue
April Events
President's Lecturer
Laurie Fendrich
Barry Hood
Baldessari Visiting Artwork
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Meloy and Paxson Galleries
Gallery Hours:
Tues.,Wed., Sat. 12 - 3pm
Thurs. - Fri. 12 - 6pm


Thursday, April 14, 8pm
University Theatre
Author Mark Stevens presents The Endless Fifteen Minutes: Fame, Celebrity and Art Today. Stevens wrote the essay for the Laurie Fendrich exhibition catalog and co-authored the Pulitzer Prize-winning book De Kooning: An American Master.

ON VIEW in the Paxson Gallery

I met a boy named Frank Mills by Laurie Fendrich

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.

A full color catalog is available for $15 in the galleries.

Image: Laurie Fendrich, I met a boy called Frank Mills, 2009, oil on canvas, 36 x 32 inches

ON VIEW in the Meloy Gallery


Glass sculpture by Barry Hood called River Arch


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 alumnus, 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.  
A full color catalog is available in the galleries for $10.



Image: Barry Hood, Autumn Hart, 2006, cast glass, earth pigment and metal





John Baldessari Piece on view in the Office of the President"Hands and/or Feet (Part One Hat/Gun/Bird)" by artist John Baldessari is on view in UM's Main Hall in the Office of the President lobby through June 10.
The artwork can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except University holidays.
A wonderfully representative work by Baldessari, this large-scale three-dimensional print is on loan to MMAC from an anonymous lender. The museum brings artwork by internationally known artists to campus annually as part of its Visiting Artworks program.
Baldessari is an enormously influential American artist whose art and teaching career at The California Institute of Arts and the University of  California, Los Angeles, have profoundly affected a generation of artists.
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Tempest by Waterhouse 
Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other European Masterpieces from a Permanent Collection was one of MMAC's most successful exhibitions to date. We are deeply grateful to the many sponsors who made it possible.

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: John William Waterhouse (British, 1849-1917), Miranda--The Tempest, 1916, oil on canvas

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