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Visiting Artists

The School of Art at the University of Montana has a vibrant visiting artist program; hosting an average of 6-12 visiting artist each year. Through the support of the Jim and Jane Dew Foundation these visiting artist enhance the School of Art’s curriculum, as well as enrich the community. Artists of national and international recognition are invited to campus to provide students and faculty with a variety of meaningful experiences and professional development. The School of Art collaborates with the Gallery of Visual Arts (GVA), the Museum of Arts and Culture (MMAC), the Missoula Art Museum (MAM), and the School of Journalism (SOJ) to exhibit visiting artist artwork. 

2014-15 Visiting Artists

Valerie Hedquist Sept 4 Lecture SS 356 5:10-6pm
H. Rafael Chacón Sept 16 Lecture SS 356 5:10-6pm
Stephen Glueckert & Chad Steve Sept 30-Oct 30 Exhibition GVA  
Stephen Glueckert Oct 2 Gallery Talk GVA 6pm
Chad Steve Oct 14 Gallery Talk GVA 5:30-6:30pm
Steamroller Prints Oct 22 Event Adj. to FA 10am-4pm
M.K. Guth Oct 23 Lecture SS 356 5:10-6pm
Vanessa German Nov 10 Lecture SS 356 5:10-6pm

Fall 2014

Valerie Hedquist, Associate Professor of Art Criticism and History will lecture on the topic, "Spiritual Comfort and Charitable Healing in Ter Brugghen's Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene", 5:10-6pm, Social Science Building, Room 356. Dr. Hedquist teaches the introductory courses in Art History and Art Criticism, with a special emphasis on the art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. She writes about the art of Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Gabriel Metsu, with a special interest in  Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy. Dr. Hedquist earned her PhD with honors from the University of Kansas.

H. Rafael Chacón, Professor of Art History and Criticism presents "The Transformation of Daphne: A Modernist Architecht's Life", 5:10-6pm, Social Science 356.  Dr. Chacón teaches courses on African Art, American Art, Ancient American Art, Critical Theories, European Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Latin American Art, Renaissance Art and Theory, Art and War, Art and Insanity, and Spanist Art at the University of Montana.  His current academic interests lie in American architectural history and historic preservation.  Dr. Chacón earned his PhD with honors from the University of Chicago and his MA from the University of Chicago, Il.

Spring 2015