Missoula Art Museum
Josh Burnham - MTPR

The longtime curator of the Missoula Art Museum, Stephen Glueckert has retired, and Brandon Reintjes has taken over that role. The Montana native has been at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University for the last six years. I talked to him about his new role as we toured the Montana Triennial exhibit currently up at the Missoula Art Museum.

Art In The Woods Revitalizes A Town

Jul 5, 2015
Chérie Newman

Last weekend, a group of people from the town of Lincoln, Montana, held a celebration at Sculpture in the Wild, a park designed to celebrate their heritage with art. Sculpture in the Wild is the brainchild of Rick Dunkerly, a local resident and artisan knifemaker who serves as executive director for the organization.

"The goal is to invite artists in here to create artwork that responds to environmental and industrial heritage of the Blackfoot Valley," says Dunkerly.

Montana's national reputation is based on who we are and where we live, not on what we make. Quite a few people are putting their hearts into trying to change that. Brian Kahn visits the Made in Montana Trade Show, where he roams the booths, talking with artists and vendors about how they make and market their products.

From the Wind River Range to the Canadian border, the northern Rocky Mountain West is an outsized land of stunning dimensions and emotive power. In Visions of the Big Sky, Dan Flores revisits the Northern Rockies artistic tradition to explore its diversity and richness. In his essays about the artists, photographers, and thematic historical imagery of the region, he blends art and cultural history with personal reflection to assess the formation of the region’s character.

Mural Honoring Women Community Builders Unveiled At Montana Capitol

Jan 7, 2015
Jackie Yamanaka - Yellowstone Public Radio

A mural depicting the contributions of women as community builders was unveiled Wednesday at the Montana Capitol. The mural is the result legislation passed during the 2011 Montana Legislature.

Jackie Yamanaka of Yellowstone Public Radio has more from the Capitol.

Flickr user, Holly Wilson

Born in Missoula, living in Brooklyn, NY, Amanda Browder's colorful and collaborative fabric art designs come to the Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana-Missoula this fall.

Tim O'Brien talks about his ever-popular novel 'The Things They Carried and describes the difference between literal truth and story truth. He also talks about writing as art and reads a passage from the book.

06/26/2014 - Film, music, and art are often the best ways to capture the will and the mood of the people in times of turmoil.  Art sometimes has the power to move millions where politics fails. So in this program we attempt to identify some prominent artistic voices in the Middle East, North Africa, and in South Asia and evaluate their take on liberal ideals, on sectarian violence, on terrorism and how they're being received by audiences in both the Arab and Muslim communities and in the West.

Annie and Asa walk through the Figurative Modernist exhibit in the Paxson Gallery on the UM campus. During this short segment, Asa and his art teacher, Jennifer Bardsley, talk about color, negative space, shape, and more. 

Tune in this afternoon between 4 and 5 pm to hear the art museum tour and Classics for Kids.

Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection
Through February 8, 2014
Paxson Gallery