Anne Appleby: A Hymn for the Mother

Missoula Art Museum 335 North Pattee Street, Missoula

Observing and responding to her the forest surrounding her home and studio outside of Jefferson City, Montana, artist Anne Appleby distills her perceptions of natural elements as they perpetually alter throughout their life cycles. In this new series of works, Appleby addresses the collective angst we are experiencing, consciously or not, regarding the rapidly changing […]

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Neal Ambrose-Smith: Where Are You Going?

Missoula Art Museum 335 North Pattee Street, Missoula

With a dual exhibition title in Séliš and English, artist Neal Ambrose-Smith queries our present, collective situation and expresses the anxieties and uncertainties of contemporary life. Ambrose-Smith, a descendent of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nations, created this body of work over the past four years to address the seismic political and cultural shifts that […]

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Below the Bark: Artworks of Disturbance Ecology

Missoula Art Museum 335 North Pattee Street, Missoula

Below the Bark exemplifies the Missoula Art Museum's commitment to exhibits that combine societal and environmental phenomena with art. Three artists and a local scientist from the University of Montana created this exhibit in response to the bark beetle infestation, deforestation, and climate change. This infestation has commercial, recreational, and environmental impacts within western Montana […]

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Jodi Lightner: Gathered Coherence

Missoula Art Museum 335 North Pattee Street, Missoula

Billings-based artist Jodi Lightner presents a series of intricate drawings and a 30-foot site-specific installation in the atrium of the museum. Gathered Coherence draws on selections from her MAGDA exhibit Straight There and Back while focusing on her detailed architectural responses. Jodi Lightner is an associate professor of art and chair of the art department at Montana State University, […]

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Andrea Joyce Heimer: Pastime

Missoula Art Museum 335 North Pattee Street, Missoula

Andrea Joyce Heimer was born in Billings, Montana, and lives in Bellingham, Washington. Heimer’s narrative painting and drawing practice investigates the subject of loneliness—largely informed by autobiographical stories such as her own adoption—in order to examine how humans experience feeling alone. Her work has been covered in outlets including Art in America, Wall Street Journal, New […]

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