Past Exhibitions

Untitled artwork by Rudy Autio

Rudy Remembered (1926 - 2007)
July 12 - August 9, 2007
Paxson Gallery

Honoring intetnationally acclaimed UM Professor Emeritus Rudy Autio and his important role as an artist and educator.

Image: Rudy Autio, untitled, ceramic vessel, 1958

Untitled by Henry Meloy

Henry Meloy: The Portraits
July 12 - August 9, 2007
Paxson Gallery

Although a major part of Henry Meloy's oeuvre is a unique collection of portraits, these works have not received the public recognition they deserve. These watercolors and drawings celebrate female beauty, convey Henry Meloy's love for his family members and also introduce characters of New York's urban life of the 1930s and 1940s.

Image: Henry Meloy, untitled, graphite on paper, undated, 14" x 11"

The Upper Yellowstone Falls by SV Hunt

Yellowstone Engraved: Images that Popularized Jackson, Moran, and America's First National Park
July 12 - August 18, 2007
Meloy Gallery

This exhibition consists of 108 antique, original engravings from the 19th century, created after the photographs by William Henry Jackson and paintings by Thomas Moran and other artists. The engravings represent the romantic view these artists held about our nation's newfound "wonderland" - Yellowstone National Park.

Image: S.V. Hunt, after Thomas Moran, The Upper Yellowstone Falls, engraving

Illusion Marilyn Bruya

Marilyn Bruya: A Retrospective
April 26 - June 30, 2007
Meloy and Paxson Galleries

This exhibition celebrates the work of University of Montana Professor of Art, Marilyn Bruya. Professor Bruya, an instructor of painting and drawing, is retiring after 25 years at UM. Bruya's recent work explores the physical world as representative of inner experiences, and references the transitory nature of life.

Image: Marilyn Bruya, Illusion, oil on canvas, 2007, 20" x 30"

Portrait of an Artist by George Longfish

George Longfish: A Retrospective
March 9 - April 20, 2007
Meloy and Paxson Galleries

Internationally noted Native American artist George Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora) is known for his mixed media paintings that explore contemporary Native issues. Longfish directed UM's Graduate Program in American Indian Art in 1972, and taught at UC Davis 1973 - 2003. This exhibition featuring 35 years of Longfish's work is organized by MMAC and will travel to venues throughout the U.S.

Image: George Longfish, Portrait of an Artist, mixed media on paper, 1985, 40" x 30"

Untitled artwork by Leonard Stach

40 Years of Campus Art Awards
January 23 - March 3, 2007
Paxson Gallery

Featuring works from MMAC's Permanent Collection acquired from 1966 through 2006.

Image: Leonard Stach, untitled, oil on board, ca. 1966, ca. 40" x 39"

The Collectors' Art
January 23 - March 3, 2007
Meloy Gallery

Featuring works by internationally known Pop artists Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and widely acclaimed Montana artists Rudy Autio, Lela Autio, Tu Baixiong, Nancy Erickson, and Beth Lo. MMAC is grateful to the generous private collectors who loaned works for this exhibition, which sheds light on the art of collecting.

Boy with Snowball by John G Brown

Children of the Permanent Collection
November 3 - December 23, 2006
Meloy and Paxson Galleries

Children have always been a favorite subject matter in the history of art. This exhibition features works from MMAC's Permanent Collection from different periods and created in different media and styles.  They depict children at play, at home, and children as young entrepreneurs.

Children's Art from the Community

This exhibit features paintings and drawings by Missoula's elementary school children grades K-5. The subjects of the children's works are in response to the exhibit Children of the Permanent Collection. The works reveal how children see adults and what is important to them in their relationship with adults.

By displaying children's art next to the works from the Permanent Collection viewers will have the opportunity to see both perspectives: society's attitudes towards children and children's ideas about adults.

Image: John G. Brown, Boy with Snowball, oil on canvas, n.d., 24" x 16"

Versailles parc by Christopher Rauschenberg

Rephotographing Atget: Christopher Rauschenberg
August 29 - October 28, 2006
Paxson Gallery

In this exhibition, photographer Christopher Rauschenberg revisits locations in Paris originally photographed nearly 100 years earlier by Eugéne Atget. The resulting work pays homage to Atget and serves as a commentary on photography as history and art.

Image: Christopher Rauschenberg, Versailles parc, 1998, gelatin silver print

Bonner Mill from Milltown Dam by alan McQuillan

Watershed Stories
August 29 - October 28, 2006
Meloy Gallery

This regional non-juried photography exhibition features a broad cross-section of images of the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, and Silverbow watersheds. As a response to the upcoming removal of the Milltown Dam, the public of all ages and abilities was invited to document life within these affected watersheds.

Image: Alan McQuillan, Bonner Mill from Milltown Dam, ultrachrome print, 1993, 8" x 10"