News and Events | Montana Museum of Art & Culture | July 2013

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In This Issue
Through August 3, 2013
Out to Lunch Sponsorship
Destination Missoula Annual Lunch Sponsorship
Richard S. Buswell, M.D. - Artist Talk
Artwork of the Month

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THROUGH AUGUST 3, 2013

 

A Hundred Years Later: Julius Seyler Among the Blackfeet

May 2 - August 3, 2013

  

Julius Seyler  A Hundred Years Later: Julius Seyler Among the Blackfeet commemorates German painter Julius Seyler's (1873-1955) centennial visit to Glacier National Park at the invitation of Great Northern Railway President, Louis W. Hill.  Seyler, a celebrated German Expressionist painter, trained at the Munich Academy. He spent two summers there creating a body of work that endures as a record of Blackfeet culture.  Though he never visited Montana again, Seyler continued to make paintings based on his experiences in Glacier. In 2010, UM Professor Emeritus Bill Farr wrote the first-ever monograph on Seyler which chronicled his life and career. Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet, An Impressionist at Glacier National Park is available for sale at MMAC.

   

 

Richard Buswell: Close To Home

May 2 - August 3, 2013 

 

Shell Casings Richard Buswell, M.D., a fourth generation Montanan, has been photographing Montana settlement sites, ghost towns, and frontier homesteads for over forty-one years.  In this new body of work, Buswell moves closer to his subject matter. His close-up photographs are rendered abstractly. He uses silver selenide gelatin prints, among the most stable material for long term photographic preservation, to capture fleeting instants, or as he states, "the inspired moment", that may vanish soon after the shutter clicks.  The University of New Mexico Press published Buswell's most recent book which reproduces all 59 images in the exhibition and is available for sale at MMAC.

 

Banner image: Richard Buswell, Rolled Newspapers, 2006, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 14 x 18 inches  

 

Photo top: Julius Seyler dressed as Piegan. Seyler was an adopted member of the tribe.

 

Image bottom: Richard Buswell, Shell Casings, 2006, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 18 x 14 inches

 

OUT TO LUNCH SPONSORSHIP

 

Join us to celebrate the spirit of community!  MMAC is co-sponsoring the Missoula Downtown Association's Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Out to Lunch from 11am-2pm at Caras Park in downtown Missoula.  Hop on the Out to Lunch trolley free anywhere on South Higgins and join us for this lunchtime festival showcasing The Amanda Cevallos Band, a country honky tonk band.  Out to Lunch and Missoula Downtown and MMAC...Connecting Our Community! 

 

 

 

DESTINATION MISSOULA ANNUAL LUNCH SPONSORSHIP

 

On Thursday, July 25, 2013 MMAC will co-sponsor Destination Missoula's 10th Annual Partnership & Tourism Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn from 11:30am to 1pm. Tourism is an essential part of the Missoula economy and museums play a major role in attracting visitors to all communities. MMAC strongly supports the efforts of Destination Missoula to promote Missoula's many assets including its cultural and artistic treasures.  For more information about the luncheon, which is open to the public with an advance reservation, call 406-532-3250. 

 

RICHARD S. BUSWELL, M.D. - ARTIST TALK

Dr. Richard S. Buswell                  

An Artist's talk and book signing with
Richard S. Buswell, M.D.

  

On Thursday, June 13, 2013, MMAC was delighted to host an artist's talk and book signing with Richard S. Buswell, M.D. 

Dr. Buswell shared new images found in his most recent book, Close To Home and recounted his experiences while searching Montana for his subject matter.

 

 

Photo:  Richard S. Buswell, M.D. with image of photo entitled "Saline Seep"

 

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH

  Nancy Erickson                       

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is one of the state's oldest and most prominent cultural reserves.  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: Pleistocene Memory, 2006

Artist: Nancy Erickson 

Medium: Velvet and cottons, fabric paints, oil sticks and charcoal, machine stitched,
appliqued and quilted

Size:  78 x 74 inches

Gift of Nancy Erickson, MMAC Permanent Collection, Thank you Nancy!

 

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