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

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May Events
Barry Hood: Flow
Sense and Sensation
New UM President
Summer Ceramics
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Thurs. - Fri. 12 - 6pm




Photo of Barry Hood from the Missoulian

A Conversation with Barry Hood
Friday, May 6, 2011, 3pm, Montana Theatre

Join MMAC in welcoming this Montana sculptural artist and UM alumnus for a talk followed by a First Friday Celebration and Artist Reception from 4-6pm.
Refreshments will be served and music will be provided by Tom Catmull. All are welcome! 

Special Members-only MOLLI Event
for Barry Hood

Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 3pm
Meloy Gallery at the UM PARTV Center
Photo by Michael Gallacher/Missoulian


Hood's River Arch sculpture


Barry Hood: Flow 

March 24 - May 21, 2011 

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. Curator of Art Brandon Reintjes contributed an essay to the exhibition catalog.  

Image: Barry Hood, River Arch, 2008, cast crystal and stone


Lamb Pie by Laurie Fendrich  

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


March 24 - May 21, 2011

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 FendrichLamb Pie, oil on canvas, 1994 


Inauguration photo by Linda Thompson 
Congratulations to Dr. Royce C. Engstrom, who was inaugurated into office this past Monday!
We are grateful to Dr. Engstrom for writing the introduction for MMAC's recent catalog publication, Three Centuries of European Prints from the MMAC Permanent Collection. Here is an excerpt:
The museum is an integral resource for the university's academic programs. By way of its exhibitions, collections and educational programs, MMAC creates stimulating learning opportunities that benefit faculty members and students from across our campus. The public role of the museum is just as important and effective. Each year the museum serves hundreds of school children and life-long learners. For many, the museum offers a place of reflection, providing the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate fine art.

The Permanent Collection of the Montana Museum of Art & Culture is truly a lasting legacy that will enhance the lives of generations to come.

The catalog is available for sale; please call 406.243.2019 or for more information click here.
Photo by Linda Thompson/Missoulian 
John Gill ceramics piece 

60 Artworks, 60 Artists, 60 Years

Celebrating the Archie Bray Foundation


June 3 - September 10, 2011

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (June 23 - 25, 2011), this exhibition will pay tribute to the lasting impact of the Archie Bray Foundation. It will include a diverse selection of ceramics created by UM faculty, alumni and past Bray residents. This exhibition will be featured concurrently with ceramics exhibitions across the state.  

Image: John Gill, Untitled Vessel, 1995, ceramic
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