New art exhibit aims to teach us how “to see”

Feb 27, 2014

An exhibit featuring over 100 prints from some of the most notable artists of the modern era opened this month at the Missoula Art Museum. Works by such luminaries as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Barbara Kruger are featured - and are part of the private collection of  Oregon real estate developer and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer.

Schnitzer is in Missoula this week, and he gave News Director Sally Mauk a tour of the exhibit. Schnitzer's mother Arlene opened the first major art gallery in Portland in the 1960's, and he credits her for instilling his lifelong love of art. Schnitzer began by collecting the works of Pacific Northwest artists, who he says remain his true love.

Art collector Jordan Schnitzer talking with Hawthorne school 5th-graders about a new exhibit of modern art currently on display at the Missoula Art Museum. The prints are from Schnitzer's private collection.
Credit Daniel Dauterive

The contemporary prints exhibit from the Schnitzer collection is on display at the Missoula Art Museum through June 1st.