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MMAC Director Barbara Koostra seated in the Paxson Gallery during the Three Centuries exhibition
MMAC Director Barbara Koostra
in the museum's Paxson Gallery

photo by Tom Bauer, Missoulian

 Read the article by Joe Nickell
January 12, 2011  


MMAC in the Media 2009 - 2010

Recent Media


Young, Lacey. "120 years out of sight, out of space" Montana Kaimin, 28, January 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: 'Ducks and Chickens' depicts an idyllic scene" Missoulian, 22, January 2015

Heberden, Jenna. "New UM Art Exhibit taking wraps off Montana History" KPAX, 21, January 2015

Kidston, Martin. "Missoula performing arts center still alive, at least in concept" Missoulian, 18, January 2015

Kidston, Martin. "Martin Kidston: Big dreams die hard without cash" Missoulian, 18, January 2015

Wipf, Briana. "Highlights of collection marks 120th anniversary" Great Falls Tribune, 16, January 2015

Walsh, Corey. "Montana museum marks 120th anniversary with 120 artworks" Missoulian, 15, January 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "Meet 'The Hand'" Corridor, 31, December 2014

Kato, Dillon. "Pittsburgh artist brings folk-art, slavery-themed sculptures to UM" Missoulian, 19, November 2014

Missoulian Staff. "Documentary explores nature of Vermeer's near-photographic realism" Missoulian, 19, November 2014

Make it Missoula. "Recognized Sculptor, Poet, Activist Vanessa German Featured at MMAC", 17, November 2014
Cioffi, Chris. "WWII veteran, artist, Ben Steele gets red-carpet treatment from Rotary" Billings Gazette, 10, November 2014

Fredrickson, Erika. "Artist Vanessa German harnesses the power of ancient Congo, modern Pittsburgh and, oddly enough, Montana's James Lee Burke" Missoula Independent, 6, November 2014 

Missoulian. "First Friday: Downtown performances, artist benefits" Missoulian, 6, November 2014

Kidston, Martin. "MARTIN KIDSTON: For Missoula and UM, it's good to be recognized" Missoulian, 1, November 2014

Anderson, Courtney. "Campus curators move art outdoors" Montana Kaimin, 22, October 2014

Kato, Dillon. "New York artist's fabric 'Rapunzel' flows down side of Missoula Mercantile" Missoulian, 3, October 2014

Fredrickson, Erika. "Letting it all hang out" Missoula Independent, 2 October 2014

UM News. "Three-Story Fabric-Art Installation in Downtown Missoula Gives Preview of UM Exhibit" UM News, 2 October 2014

Missoulian. "Missoula artist to unveil murals in UM's Forestry Building" Missoulian, 26 September 2014

Beighle, Lucy. "Fabric artist, Missoula native brings works to Missoula" Corridor, 25 September 2014

Missoulian. "2 to speak on state of contemporary art at UM" Missoulian, 25 September 2014

Beighle, Lucy. "Being part of a community means giving back" Missoulian, 19 September 2014

KPAX News Staff. "Mansfield Library exhibition celebrates Wilderness Act's 50th anniversary" KPAX, 4, September 2014

Fredrickson, Erika. "Opening the Vault" Missoula Independent, 28, August 2014

Corridor. "'Meditations on a Field' artist coming to UM" Missoulian, 28, August 2014

Beighle, Lucy. "Sold! MMAC buys UM student work for permanent collection" Corridor, 28, August 2014

Kato, Dillon. "Playing the Feild; Helena artist connects abstract painting with landscapes" Missoulian, 8, August 2014

Corridor. "Exhibit showcases native artists' contemporary works" Missoulian, 29, May 2014

Sorich, Jake. "Paris Gibson Square opens two new exhibits this week in Great Falls" Great Falls Tribune, 27, May 2014

Aswell, Sarah. "Mind Games" Missoula Independent, 15, May 2014

Kidston, Martin. "Native Alaska contemporary artists explore issues of identity" Missoulian, 8, May2014 "UM art museum receives estate commitment" Top News, 27, April 2014

Associated Press. "Couple commits significant portion of estate to university's Montana Museum of Art and Culture" Greenfield Daily Reporter, 26, April 2014

Helena Independant Record. "UM art museum receives estate commitment" Helena Independant Record, 26, April 2014

Associated Press. "UM art museum receives estate commitment" Miami Herald, 26, April 2014

Associated Press. "UM art museum receives estate commitment" The State, 26, April 2014

Stamford Advocate. "UM art museum receives estate commitment" Stamford 26, April 2014 "Large donation helping UM drive for new art museum" KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News, 25, April 2014

Noodls. "Estate Gift from California Couple to Elevate Montana Museum of Art & Culture" noodls, 25, April 2014 "Estate Gift from California Couple to Elevate Montana Museum of Art & Culture", 25, April 2014

Kidston, Martin. "UM art museum receives major gift; could help secure new building" Billings Gazette, 25, April 2014

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Foster, Emily. "Montana Museum of Art and Culture Receives Major Donation" ABC FOX Montana, 25, April 2014

Reintjes, Brandon. "The Ann and Teresa and Ann Show, Podcast on This is Not a Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaske Native Artists" KBGA, 29, April 2014

Kidston, Martin. "UM art museum receives major gift; could help secure new building" Missoulian, 25, April 2014

Felstet, Kaci. "Missoula to tackle cultural master plan" Montana Kaimin, 14, April 2014

Sorich, Jake. "Halting hate through art: Artist helps professor overcome his predjudices" Great FallsTribune, 25, March 2014

Kidston, Martin. "UM Seeks approval to spend $10M in private money for art museum" Missoulian, 7, March 2014

Chaffin, Dylan. "Bonner students paint in preparaition for Hooked on Art Fair" Missoulian, 5, February 2014

Kidston, Martin. "MARTIN KIDSTON: A year of soaring heights, yet controversy for UM" Missoulian, 4, January 2014

Cohen, Betsy. "Life-sized 'Plastic Whale Project' delivered to UM courtesy of 'Shipping Wars'" Missoulian, 27, December 2013

The Missoulian. "Montana Museum of Art & Culture, UM to be featured on 'Shipping Wars'" Missoulian, 23, December 2013

Briggeman, Kim. "Opportunity Resources readies for annual holiday art show" Missoulian, 4, December 2013

Sorich, Jake. "Picasso and Rouault pieces featured in Missoula exhibit" Great Falls Tribune, 16, November 2013

Reintjes, Brandon. "Reflections West, Podcast on Figurative Modernists" Montana Public Radio, 12, November 2013

Kidston, Martin. "Art & Culture Treasures" Missoula Magazine, 12, November 2013

Erusha, Daniel. "MMAC unveils enormous Plastic Whale Project" KPAX Media Center, 17, October 2013

Missoulian. "'Plastic Whale' Project on display at University of Montana today only" Missoulian, 17, October 2013

Hudson, Matt. "Modernism reaches Montana" Montana Kaimin, 10, October 2013

Buck, Leland. "Modernist at MMAC" Missoulian Corridor, 27, September 2013

Fredrickson, Ericka. "Sacred and Profane" Missoula Independent, 5, September 2013

Kidston, Martin. "New collections to open Thursday at MMAC" Ravailli Republic, 6, August 2013

Callisto, Damon. "Two UM Exhibitions highlight Collector Passions" ABC FOX Montana, 2, August 2013

KPAX/KAJ Media Center. "Picasso artwork on display in UM President's office"

Walsh, Cory. "New MMAC exhibition highlight little know portions of the past" Missoulian, 29, April 2013

Chaney, Rob. "Fabric artist enters hall of stars" Missoulian, 15, March 2013

Sorich. Jake. "Textiles common thread of exhibits" Great Falls Tribune, 25, January 2013

Walsh, Cory. "UM museum celebrates Nancy Erickson's free-form, painted fabric" Missoulian, 21, January 2013

Walsh, Cory. "Erickson exhibit paired with 100 years of clothing at UM museum" Missoulian, 17, January 2013

Sorich, Jake. "Montana Historical Society new exhibit showcases E.S. Paxson's career" Great Falls Tribune, 15, December 2012

Groom, Gloria. "Evening Edition" MTPR, 3, December, 2012

Buck, Leland. "Expert on 19th Century painting to present UM President's Lecture Monday" Missoulian, 1, December 2012

Chacon, H. Rafael. "Not so demure" Missoula Independent, 29, November 2012

Bragg, Dennis. "UM redoubling efforts to find home for 11,000 art pieces" KPAX-TV, 3, October 2012!prettyPhoto/0/

Briggeman, Kim. "Art teachers learn from MMAC exhibits" Missoulian,
25, September 2012

Koostra, Barbara. "Thanks for art success" Missoulian opinion, 14, September 2012

Chaney, Rob. "Impressionist, realist masterpieces go on display in Missoula" Missoulian, 30, August 2012

Great Falls Tribune Staff. "Cultural Homesteaders UM exhibit features work from the Montana Institute of the Arts" 9, June 2012

Wilmont, Paula. "Fra Dana, Her Story" The Best of Great Falls, May 2012

Nickell, Joe. "Rarely seen art, artifacts on display at MMAC" Missoulian, 23, March 2012

Hedquist, Valerie. "The Write Question" MTPR, 22, March 2012 

Jussila, Neil. "A Vision in the West" Billings Gazette, 18 March 2012

"Fra Dana, American Impressionist in the Rockies" Lively Times, 27, February 2012 

Browning, Skylar. "Art Wishes for 2012" Missoula Independent, 5, February 2012

Sanders, Linds. "Montana artist's life, work revisited" Kaiman, 2, February 2012

"Marcus Daly topic of talk; granddaughter's portraits on display" Missoulian, 13 January 2012

Bermes, Whitney. " Learning about a Copper King: Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents lecture on Marcus Daly" Ravalli Republic, 13 January 2012.

Beete, Paulette. "War Torn: The Art of Ben Steele" National Endowment for the Arts, 10 November 2011.

Fredrickson, Ericka. "Eye of the tiger, The surprising life of artist and Bataan Death March survivor Ben Steele" Missoula Independent, 3 November 2011.

"Lecture, Book Signing Features 'Tears in Darkness' Authors" UM, 24, October 2011.

Nickell, Joe. "Art by WWII POW on display at University Montana museum" The Republic, 30 September 2011.

Kelly, Jamie. "Hall Passages: High school students help record veterans' stories" Missoulian, 26 Sepetmber 2011.

Lively Times Staff. "Reception: War Torn: The Art of Ben Steele" Lively Times, 20 September 2011.

Nickell, Joe. "Exihibit of Ben Steele artwork opens at UM Museum" Billings Gazette, 23 September 2011.

Missoulian Staff. "War's Role in Montana'a past, present subject of conference this week" Missoulian, 20 September 2011.

Web, Jaci. "Pulitzer Prize photography at YAM leaves viewers in tears, speechless" Billings Gazette, 4 August 2011.

Nickell, Joe. "Bray celebration: MMAC exhibition chronicles history of Helena ceramics institution" Missoulian, 24 June 2011.

Missoulian Staff. "60 artists, 60 years of Archie Bray celebrated" Missoulian, 27 May 2011.

Nickell, Joe. "Sculptor displaying at UM lets go of rigid craftsmanship" Missoulian, 25 March 2011.

Missoulian Staff. "Masters exhibit coming to an end" Missoulian, 4 March 2011.

UMW News Bureau. "New Deal Prints on Display at UMW Gallery" 22 February 2011.

Letter to the editor. "Art: Exhibits are inspiring gifts to public" Missoulian, 2 February 2011.

Letter to the editor. "Daly Mansion: Building ideal to display art" Missoulian, 19 January 2011.

Missoulian Editorial. "Missoula Merc in good hands: Buyer has track record of preserving historic buildings: MMAC still needs support finding permanent home" Missoulian, 16 January 2011.

Nickell, Joe. "NICKELL's BAG: Economy decimating arts organizations nationally, but not in Missoula" 14 January 2011.

Nickell, Joe. "Orphan Art still looking for home after Macy's building sale" Missoulian, 12 January 2011.

Missoulian Staff. "MOLLI offers symphony, art and more for winter" Missoulian, 6, January 2011.


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