Headshot of Rafael Chacon 








September 21, 2017, Montana Theatre

Lecture and book signing, Over There! Montanans in the Great War, presented by guest curator and catalog author H. Rafael Chacón, Ph.D., in the Montana Theatre, PARTV Center.

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 Over There! Montanans in the Great War September 21 - December 16, 2017

World War I was a defining moment for modern civilization and Montana contributed to the effort like no other state in the nation. Over There! features more than 200 artifacts and works of art focused on the lives of four individuals from Montana or closely tied to the state. Guest Curator and Catalog Author Dr. H. Rafael Chacón spent five years planning the exhibition. A doughboy, an aviator, a Red Cross nurse, and the U.S. Ambassador to Berlin experienced the Great War's victories and degradations firsthand. This exhibition, a commemoration of the centennial of the U.S. entry into the Great War, explores the nation’s sacrifice, both on the home front and Over There! 


 James Todd: Looney Toones June 8 - September 9, 2017

When James Todd retired from a long teaching career at UM in 2000, his mother presented him a collection of drawings he created from age five to eight during WWII, unseen by the artist for more than 50 years.  Looney Toones features these remarkable drawings as well as the artist’s reinterpretations of his childhood art through woodcut prints created a half-century later.  In this exhibition the young artist and the mature one come full circle.


 Richard Buswell: What They Left Behind June 8 - September 9, 2017

MMAC presents a new body of work by fourth-generation Montana photographer Richard Buswell.  A retired physician, Buswell has been capturing Montana settlement sites, ghost towns and frontier homesteads for more than forty years.  His work invites us to ponder shapes, shades and the patterns they make marking the effects of time on place.