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Montana Museum of Art & Culture

  Walter Hook, Celebration

Walter Hook, The Great Easter Buffalo Visits the Festival, Watercolor, 21¼ x 29¾, 1986, donated by Gilbert Millikan



Special Events:
Opening Reception: Human Condition: The Art of Ben Steele 
and Hometown: Images of Missoula from the MMAC Permanent Collection 
Thursday, June 4, 5-7pm 
UM PARTV Center Lobby
Join us for the opening of MMAC's summer exhibitions!  Reception includes jazz, light refreshments, a color guard presentation honoring military veterans and a reading of the Congressional Record honoring artist Ben Steele. Presentation at 5:15pm.
Who's Who in Missoula?
Thursday, June 4th, 5:45pm
UM PARTV Center - Paxson Gallery
Conversation with artist James Todd and gallery tour of his monumental 1969 Family of Man mural.

Ben Steele: Montana Hero 
Saturday, July 4, 10am-4pm 
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula Trolley Barn
One-day exhibition of Steele's prisoner of war reproductions on site at Missoula's Annual 4th of July Celebration at Fort Missoula.  Join us in honoring this veteran's visual account of his experiences as a WWII prisoner of war.

From Goya to Picasso: A History of War in Art
Presented by artist and scholar Henry Freedman
Thursday, July 30, 7pm 
UM PARTV Center - Masquer Theater
Join art historian Henry Freedman as he explores the depiction of war in art.  From Goya to Picasso's Guernica and Ben Steele's depictions of the Bataan Death March, war and its impact is often a subject examined by artists.  This thoughtful lecture from Freedman, a renowned artist and scholar, explores visual depictions of the cost of conflict. 

Film Screening:
Never the Same
Thursday, September 10, 7pm 
UM PARTV Center - Masquer Theater
More than 20 years in the making, this innovative documentary depicts the experience of American prisoners of war held by the Japanese during World War II.  Conversation after the screening with filmmaker Jan Thompson and special guest Loretta Swit.

Docent tours available.  For more information call 243.2019.



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