Richard S. Buswell: Fifty Years of Photography

For over five decades, Richard S. Buswell has photographed Montana’s ghost towns and homesteads. This 50-year retrospective exhibition reveals the wide range and variety of his photographs. Beautifully crafted, always thought-provoking and sometimes unnerving, Buswell’s photographs of abandoned places, buildings and artifacts demonstrate his powers of observation and his affection for his home state.

“The exhibition, Buswell’s sixth solo show at MMAC, brings together 72 duotone photographs that span his long and productive artistic career,” said MMAC Director H. Rafael Chacón.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there is no public reception scheduled for this exhibition. Visit the MMAC website for virtual docent tours. Socially distanced tours for groups under 10 people can be scheduled by calling 406-243-4970 or e-mailing: hrafael.chacon@umontana.edu. The exhibition catalog and other publications on Buswell’s photography are available at MMAC and can be ordered online

MMAC will feature "Fifty Years of Photography" from May 28th through Aug. 28 in the Paxson Gallery of UM's Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center.


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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kaitlyn Rawhouser as our new Program Coordinator. Kat will handle all of the museum’s office administration and will split her time with the School of Visual and Media Arts.
Originally from California’s San Joaquin Valley, Kat received her Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in 2013 from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. After finishing her degree, she entered the U.S. Peace Corps and served in Tobati, Cordillera, Paraguay. In 2016, she worked at Eckley Miners’ Village Museum and Historic Site, a coal mining museum and part of the the Pennsylvania State Parks in the Appalachian region of the state. The following year, she worked for the Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods and the California State Parks along California’s north coast. In early 2020, she moved to northwestern Montana where she has been the Program Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County. She states, “I am ecstatic to now call Montana’s mountain landscapes home and am often found gardening or out enjoying the state’s natural wonders.”
Kat can be reached at 406-243-2019 or via email at: kaitlyn.rawhouser@mso.umt.edu


We are the MMAC

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.


 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

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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:
 https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=EbDgs96dEwy 
and the “Bookish” exhibition at: 

 

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