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Willem de Kooning, Untitled,
1947, oil and charcoal on paperboard
Collection of Montana Historical Society
The Poindexter Collection
May 6 - August 16, 2008 | Meloy and Paxson Galleries
Presenting a cross section of modern American painting including works by Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline and Richard Diebenkorn, on loan to MMAC from the Montana Historical Society.
Henricus Hondius, America Septentrionalis,
Collection of Bill Caras
Miracles and Myths: Mapping the World from 1572 to 1921
March 11 - April 29, 2008 | Paxson Gallery
Discover how maps made the world "go round." Collector Bill Caras' maps will invite you to marvel at the stunning accuracies, the persistent fantasies and the historical developments detailed in these 40 original maps.
Rembrandt, Peasant family on the tramp,
ca. 1652, etching on paper,
Courtesy the John Villarino Collection
Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings
From the John Villarino Collection
March 11 - April 29, 2008 | Meloy Gallery
Widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique of intaglio printmaking, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn created a total of 300 prints that constitute a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty. This traveling exhibition, organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, offers viewers a rare opportunity to see 35 of these prints, which focus with profound empathy on the poor and underprivileged of his time. Generously sponsored by Grizzly Riders International.
Star Wallowing Bull (Ojibwe) Modern Day Indian,
#5 lithograph crayon and prisma color pencil on paper, 2004,
Courtesy the artist
Impacted Nations: A traveling exhibition organized by Honor the Earth
January 15 - February 26, 2008 | Meloy and Paxson Galleries
This exhibition is an artistic collaboration examining the conflict between Native peoples' spiritual relationship to the earth and the political forces that undermine that relationship.
Kendra Bayer, Lead Me Home,
Mixed media sculpture, 1998,
MMAC Permanent Collection
Everyday Objects in Art: Works from the Permanent Collection
October 30 - December 22, 2007 | Paxson Gallery
This exhibit features works from the Permanent Collection created from common, found objects.
Keith Haring, L'epoque La Mode, La Morale, La Passion 1977-1987,
Exhibition bag, ca. 1977, plastic
Courtesy collection of J. Scott Patnode
Sacks Appeal: Designs on the Shopping Bag
October 30 - December 22, 2007 | Meloy Gallery
This exhibition features some of the finest shopping bag designs of the 20th century. Included are a dazzling display of bags with designs by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Joseph Beuys, Barbara Kruger, and Annie Liebowitz.
Mike Catlin, Salvaging Materials - Finn Town,
Silver gelatin print, 1970s
Courtasy private collection
Mike Catlin, Butte: The 1970s
September 4 - October 20, 2007 | Paxson Gallery
This exhibition showcases 52 black and white photographs that document architecture, street life, and businesses of the mining town during the 1970s.
Richard S. Buswell, Carousel Hooves,
Silver gelatin print, 2003,
Courtesy Richard S. Buswell
Richard Buswell: Traces - Montana's Frontier Re-visited
September 4 - October 20, 2007 | Meloy Gallery
Featuring black and white photographs of hidden Montana ghost towns and isolated sites of early settlement. Through photographs of personal possessions and eroding structures, Buswell tells tales of nature's reclamation of frontier sites.