Fall Coloring by Joseph Henry Sharp
Joseph Henry Sharp, Fall Coloring,
Oil on canvas, undated
MMAC Permanent Collection

Landscapes along the Lewis and Clark Trail: Works from the Permanent Collection
May 5 - August 19, 2006 | Meloy and Paxson Galleries

This exhibition features paintings from the museum's Permanent Collection. The lush diversity of Montana's landscape, past and present, is captured in works by E.S. Paxson, Ralph DeCamp, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Standing, and many more.


Giant by Peter Blake
Peter Blake, Giant,
Wood engraving, ca. 1975-1978,
MMAC Permanent Collection

Two Print Exhibitions:
The Pop Prints of Blake, Kitaj, and Salle
Prints of the 1970s from the Permanent Collection

March 3 - April 29, 2006 | Meloy and Paxson Galleries

The Pop Prints of Blake, Kitaj, and Salle: Curated by UM Professor of Art History and Criticism, Valerie Hedquist, Ph.D., and her Advanced Art Criticism students, this exhibition features the wood engravings of Peter Blake and the screenprints of R.B. Kitaj and David Salle.  These works explore marginalized people and cultural experiences with formal and pictorial immediacy.
Prints of the 1970s from the Permanent Collection:  This exhibition highlights prints by Abstract Expressionists Robert Motherwell and Theodoros Stamos, and Pop Artists Ed Ruscha, Patrick Caulfield, and Peter Philips.  The two styles convey the transitions between post WWII art and art of the 1950s and 1960s. 


YaBaBo Pot by Frances Senska
Frances Senska, YaBaBo Pot,
Stoneware, undated
Courtesy Holter Museum of Art

Frances Senska: A Life in Art
January 6 - February 25, 2006 | Meloy and Paxson Galleries

A retrospective of one of Montana's most influential ceramic artists. This traveling exhibition was coordinated by the Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT.

Sleeping Pointer by Branson Stevenson
Branson Stevenson, Sleeping Pointer,
Etching, undated,
MMAC Permanent Collection

Creatures from the Permanent Collection
November 22 - December 21, 2005 | Paxson Gallery

Creatures from the Permanent Collection presents a diverse selection of works from MMAC's Permanent Collection, all depicting wild and domesticated animals. Included are works by internationally known artists such as Andy Warhol, and regionally important artists such as Walter Hook, and Stephen Glueckert.


Cakeo Sleeping by Dirk Lee
Dirk Lee, Cakeo Sleeping,
Oil on canvas, 1982, 
Courtesy the artist

The Beauty in Her . . . Paintings by Dirk Lee
October 26 - December 21, 2005 | Meloy Gallery

This exhibition features oil paintings by Missoula artist Dirk Lee, depicting female portraits and female nudes in a style reflective of surrealism and mannerism.  Through brilliant use of color, tight brushwork, and refractive textures, Lee's sensitive portraits celebrate female beauty.


self portrait by Evelyn Cameron
Evelyn Cameron, self portrait,
Photograph, undated,
Courtesy the Montana Historical Society

Photographing Montana 1894 - 1928: The World of Evelyn Cameron
October 19 - November 12, 2005 | Paxson Gallery

This exhibit, organized by the Montana Historical Society, includes 47 striking photographs reproduced from Montana photographer Evelyn Cameron's glass plate nitrate negatives. These photographs are a record of the early days on the western frontier.


White Harmony in September by Wang Guangxin
Wang Guangxin, White Harmony in September,
Oil on canvas, 1994, 
Courtesy Meridian International Center

Ancient Threads, Newly Woven: Recent Art from China's Silk Road
September 6 - October 15, 2005 | Meloy and Paxson Galleries

This traveling exhibition, organized by the Meridian International Center, highlights 62 works by artists living in China's Silk Road region. Merging traditional forms with contemporary approaches, this exciting work conveys a unique blend of Eastern and Western influences.