News and Events | Montana Museum of Art & Culture | July 2012

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Meloy & Paxson Galleries 




Wed., Thurs., Sat. 12 - 3pm

Fri. 12 - 6pm  



Late-Summer-SagebrushEdith Freeman: Montana Seasons 


Edith Freeman (1913-1992) was a noted artist and rancher who taught in Billings public schools for more than 30 years. Her woodblock prints capture the beauty of central Montana in its varied seasons. A master of reduction woodcut printing, she studied with noted Billings artist Isabelle Johnson. Freeman based her compositions on studies of prairies, rimrocks, river valleys, wildflower meadows, backyard gardens and household plants. This exhibition is drawn from the Yellowstone Art Museum's significant Freeman holdings and includes the artist's woodcarving and printmaking tools. The exhibition is touring under the auspices of the Museum and Art Gallery Directors Association of Montana.


Image: Edith Freeman, Late-Summer-Sagebrush, no date, woodcut print, Collection of the Yellowstone Art Museum



Rodney KendallCultural Homesteaders: Montana Institute of the

Arts from the MMAC Permanent Collection


The Montana Institute of the Arts (MIA) collection, begun in 1954, includes a diverse array of artistic styles and approaches. Since 1994, this collection has resided with the Montana Museum of Art & Culture Permanent Collection. The founders and members of the MIA were pioneers, supporting one another and creating artistic opportunities during a time when resources were limited. The collection provides an insight into Montana art history over the course of 30 years.


Image: Rodney Kendall, M.D., Lidded Teapot, 1964, stoneware,

MMAC Permanent Collection




Cultural Homesteaders: Montana Institute of the Arts from the

MMAC Permanent Collection


Brandon Reintjes


Please join us Friday, August 24th, 5pm, Masquer Theater for a lecture: A History of the MIA by Brandon Reintjes, Curator of Art, Montana Museum of Art & Culture.

And 6-8pm, PARTV Center Lobby for the closing reception and gathering of MIA artists. 


Refreshments will be served. 






 Photo: Brandon



Museums rely upon the important, ongoing support of members and we offer an exciting array of benefits.  The membership year runs August 1, 2012- July 31, 2013.  Potential benefits as an MMAC Member include: 

  • discount on MMAC books and catalogues
  • UM day-parking passes
  • MMAC desk cube
  • Special members-only tour of Labor & Leisure: Impressionist and Realist Masterpieces from a Private Collection
  • A copy of Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet: An Impressionist in Glacier National Park by William E. Farr
  • Naming opportunity as a sponsor of an exhibit or special program 

 For more information please call the MMAC Administrative Office at 406-243-2019.




Agustin Ubeda

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is one of the state's oldest and most prominent cultural reserves. The Permanent Collection, begun in 1895, includes nearly 11,000 original works.


The core holdings of MMAC's Permanent Collection include works of art that denote the aesthetic development of the Rocky Mountain West, historic European works, Southeast Asian collections, American Impressionist works, contemporary Native American art, important ceramics works and public art sited across the campus. Ranging from historical to contemporary, this collection includes outstanding pieces by diverse artists.


Each month the Montana Museum of Art & Culture highlights artworks from the Permanent Collection.


This month's feature:

Titled: Untitled, no date

Artist: Agustin Ubeda

Medium: oil on canvas, 24 x 29 1/4 inches

Gift by Transfer from the Montana Historical Society






Summertime and the livin' is easy!

As you enjoy the beauty and easy livin' of summer in Montana consider the beauty and enjoyment that art and culture gives all year long.  MMAC exhibitions and programming provide breathtaking views and experiences because patrons, friends and family donate funds to the Montana Museum of Art & Culture. Consider a summertime donation to MMAC.


The Montana Museum of Art & Culture receives no operating support other than staffing through state funds.  We rely on your help and support. Donate now to ensure our continued success in presenting the best exhibitions and programs we can for you!  Thank you.