Announcing our second Henry Meloy Curatorial Intern. Tsea Francisconi is a graduate student in art history at the University of Montana. Her academic interests lie in history, anthropology, and art philosophy and her research centers on anti-witchcraft propaganda in printed media from 1487 to 1684, a period of hysteria surrounding witches in Europe. Welcome Tsea!

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Announcing a new video project by our intern Sean Nettleton interviewing our interns, staff and volunteers about their experiances. We hope you take the time to see why the MMAC is such a special place for our students. The first interview is of the brilliant and charming Salisha Old Bull and you can find it on our Youtube channel here.



Anonymous, Lega(?), Democratic Republic of Congo,
Bwami Society Figure with Outstretched Arm, 1900-1950,
Mixed media (wood and natural pigments)
Missoula, MT: Molly Shepherd Collection.

Due to popular demand, the MMAC is extending the run of its exhibition “Homage to Africa: Selections from the Tony Hoyt and Molly Shepherd Collections.” The new closing date is May 8, 2021.
Please check out virtual tours of the exhibition at: umt.edu/montanamuseum or to schedule a socially-distanced, face-to-face Docent tour for groups under 10, please contact Ashley Rickman at 406-243-2019 or email ashley.rickman@mso.umt.edu.

The MMAC announces a free series called “The Director Speaks: Homage to Africa.” This is a 6-part series by Dr. Rafael Chacón on the splendid arts of Africa in conjunction with the current exhibition. The half-hour presentations can be found at MMAC’s YouTube channel by clicking on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpG_TkShR1gIYJ9yWTN37Yg
Take a virtual docent tour of “Homage to Africa” online. For the Tony Hoyt Collection, click on:
 and for the Molly Shepherd exhibition, visit: 
You can still visit the “Works in Progress” exhibition at:
and the “Bookish” exhibition at: 


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