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Montana Museum of Art & Culture

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 - 2012

Recent Media


Boggs, Ryan. "MMAC features new exhibit with never before seen works" Montana Kaimin, 24 September 2015 

Walsh, Cory. "Rarely seen works on paper by master painter Diebenkorn coming to Missoula" Missoulian, 17 September 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC: Rudy Autio's 'Grizz' an iconic part of UM campus" Missoulian, 16 September 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC: Gogas bridged Western realism, European abstraction" Missoulian, 9 September 2015 

Kato, Dillon. "University of Montana art museum hosts free screening of POW documentary" Missoulian, 8 September 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "'Never the Same': Montana museum presents WWII documentary" Corridor, 3 September 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC: 'Millhouses' conjures up classic homes in Bonner" Missoulian, 2 September 2015 

"'Never the Same:' Film features Ben Steele" Lively Times, 1 September 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC: Stan Healy documented Missoula for decades in photographs" Missoulian, 20 August 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "Mural features many Missoulians" Corridor Magazine, 6 August 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "Story cloth depicts Hmong in Montana" Missoulian, 7 August 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "Pledge's ceramics just a few of many works dotting UM campus" Missoulian, 23 July 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC: Laber bridges modern Native life with traditions" Missoulian, 16 July 2015

Kim Briggeman. "Ex-smokejumper returning handcrafted Hmong muskets" Missoulian, 16 July 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "Walter Hook captures spirit of ever-changing Missoula cityscape" Missoulian, 8 July 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC: Jay Rummel a legendary Missoula artist, figure" Missoulian, 2 July 2015

Klemann, Dustin. "SD2 decides on Billings West End middle school name" KTVQ, 29 June 2015

Webb, Jaci. "Billings educator, war hero Ben Steele says having school named for him is 'greatest honor'" Billings Gazette, 29 June 2015

Walsh, Cory. "Grant awards to help arts organizations across western Montana" Missoulian, 26 June 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "'Hometown' at MMAC celebrates Missoula's 150 years" Missoulian, 24 June 2015

Webb, Jaci. "Educator, artist, war hero Ben Steele finds fans among filmmaker, actors, students" Billings Gazette, 21 June 2015

Fandozzi, Phil. "Op-Ed; Thank you for article on wood prints of James Todd" Missoulian, 17 June 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "Todd's portrait series captured artists, writers" Missoulian, 10 June 2015                                                                                                              

Beighle, Lucy. "Bruya captures scene dear to Missoula residents" Missoulian, 17 May 2015                                                                                                                     

Kato, Dillon. "Montana Museum of Art & Culture: Summer art exhibitions at UM focus on war, local art" Missoulian, 31 May 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Hometown art from museum's trove" Missoulian, 27 May 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "Early work by Maurer before he became a modernist" Missoulian, 20 May 2015 

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Rudy Autio elevated Montana scenes to universal status" Missoulian, 7 May 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "Portrait depicts popular Franciscan preacher St. Bernardino" Missoulian, 1 May 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Detail-laden tapestry of everyday life in Belgium" Missoulian, 15 April 2015

Walsh, Cory. "Slow Art Day at Missoula museum encourages viewers to take 10 minutes for art" Missoulian, 10 April 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Artist's reflections on Degas" Missoulian, 8 April 2015

Upham, Lailani. "The art odyssey of Anthony Yazzie" Char-Koostra News, 2 April 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Fra Dana an important impressionist as well as collector" Missoulian, 31 March 2015

"Shakespeare's First Folio to be exhibited in Missoula" Lively Times, 26 March 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Golling's quiet study of a lone cowboy" Missoulian, 26 March 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: French painter's 'King of the Beasts' resonates 130 years later" Missoulian, 17 March 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Tom Rippon had distinctive, whimsical take on ceramics" Missoulian, 13 March 2015

Cederberg, Jenna. "Art of the State: Montana Artists Well Represented in Museum's Permanent Collection" Montana Magazine, 11 March 2015

Kato, Dillon. "Montana Museum of Art & Culture holds 'treasure hunt' to engage kids with art" Missoulian, 7 March 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Portrait part of key donation to collection" Missoulian, 5 March 2015

Kato, Dillon. "UM to display first collected works of Shakespeare in 2016" Missoulian, 2 March 2015

Fine Books and Collections. "Rare Shakespeare First Folio to Tour all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico in 2016" Fine Books and Collections, 26 February 2015

Charles, Ron. "Will your city get Shakespeare’s First Folio?" The Washington Post, 26 February 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Landscape by a mentor to Monet" Missoulian, 24 February 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Shanghai artist's everyday Missoula scenes" Missoulian, 19 February 2015

Missoulian Staff. "Noted neuroscientist, UM dean to speak on how brain ‘sees’ art" Missoulian, 13 February 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Two 'Ramsay' paintings complement each other" Missoulian, 12 February 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "Divine bovine: Warhol print a eclectic MMAC piece" Corridor, 5 February 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Religious icon connects us to 18th century" Missoulian, 5 February 2015

Fredrickson, Erika. "A Work of Art" Montanan, Winter 2015

Kuipers, Mark. "Montana Museum of Art & Culture: Free exhibit celebrates 120 years" Missoulian, 4 February 2015

Beighle, Lucy. "MMAC 120: Quintessential Walter Hook painting part of collection" Ravalli Republic, 30 January 2015

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

OSU Art Museum. "OSU Museum of Art Introduces Richard Buswell: Close to Home, Highlighting Abstract, Landscape Photography" 20 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

Lutey, Tom. "Ben Steele honored with Congressional Record tribute" Billings Gazette, 17 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

Read more:

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

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