January 22 through April 14, 2016
Opening Reception - 5:30 to 8:00 pm Friday, January 22
 In 2015 we launched In the Vault, an exhibition series that features our own extensive permanent collection of contemporary Montana art. Beginning January 2016, we continue with In the Vault: Cold Ground, an exhibition of works in the collection that reflect on our harshest season: winter.
*image: Gennie DeWeese, 1998.15.01 January 22 through April 17, 2016
Opening Reception - 5:30 to 8:00 pm Friday, January 22
The Holter Museum of Art is pleased to exhibit prints by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith from the vaults of the Missoula Art Museum.  The works span Smith's extensive career and display her multifaceded use of complex cultural imagery.

*image: Lightspeed by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, from the permanent collection of the Missoula Art Museum January 22 to April 17, 2016  Opening Reception – 5:30 to 8:00 pm Friday, January 22
Artist Talk - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Saturday, January 23
Workshops - January 23, February 20, & April 17
Feeling in Color features the work of Ella Watson, a new Bozeman artist using geographic formations to understand life’s challenges.  From an early age, Watson used art of many mediums to help her make sense of medical and family difficulties.  Working in a richly colored wax medium, she now creates deeply textured work that expresses the transient and formative natures of both strife and good fortune in life.
*image: Bones by Ella Watson February 4 to May 8, 2016

Rhythmic Storylines features the work of internationally renowned textile artist, Sonié Ruffin-Thompson.  Through large-scale quilts and fabric vignettes, Ruffin-Thompson reimagines iconic scenes and figures of African American history.
*image: My African Village by Sonié Ruffin-Thompson
 April 28 to May 24, 2016
Opening Reception - Thursday, April 28
The Holter Museum of Art joins with students throughout Lewis and Clark and the surrounding counties to present the 2016 Youth Electrum.  Now in its forty-second year, the Youth Electrum provides local art students of every grade and media to display their work in formal exhibition spaces. 
If you are an educator interested in submitting your students' work, please see the information packets below.  If you are a non-traditional educator, please contact Renee at 406-442-6400 ext. 104 for more information.
High School Information
Middle School Information
Elementary School Information 2016 Benefit Art Auction - Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Gateway Center
If you enjoy fun competition, lively company, and great art, come join us at the 2016 Holter Museum of Art Benefit Art Auction on Friday, April 22!  The annual fundraiser is one of the highlights of the community calendar each year, attracting artists and supporters from throughout the region. 
Artwork featured in the live auction will be on display at the museum from Thursday, March 24 through Thursday, April 21. 

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on Friday, April 22 at the Gateway Center