The Holter Museum of Art, together with Nicole Stroman and Breathe, present AFTERMATH: A photographic documentation series of how it looks to go beneath the surface, break the silence and start a conversation.
Join us for our annual Kidsworks festival of the Arts. A day of hands on activities projects and entertainment by kids, for kids. This year’s theme is imagination Stations, so bring on the creativity! Entry is only $5.00/child and $1/adult. Cafe Yum will be here with healthy snacks for just $1.00!
For 20 years, Montana’s most influential political figures, business leaders, environmental visionaries and philanthropists have come together for the year’s favorite evening for the environment. This year’s MCV Annual Celebration will highlight our 20th Anniversary and will include great conversation, tasty hors d’oeuvres, libations and special appearances by Senator Jon Tester and Governor Steve Bullock. We will also recognize MCV’s members, business partners, political advocates and friends for their ongoing involvement and generous support.
Buy tickets here: https://mtvoters.org/event/annualcelebration/
Saturday, March 2nd 10 am - 11 am (Artist Talk: open to public)
Saturday, March 2nd 1 pm - 5 pm (embroidery workshop with Maggy: must sign up)
Please join us for an artists talk by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, artist of “Vantage Point”, on view in the Bair Gallery January 18th - April 12th. This artist talk is free and open to the public.
After the talk, please join us for an embroidery workshop with Maggy!
You must sign up for the workshop : Sign up
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner was born in 1975 and grew up in Pennsylvania. She comes from a family of makers: her mother and grandmothers needlepointed pillows, made quilts, and stitched or knitted their clothes and toys; her father built odd things, cooked outrageous meals, and painted murals in their home.
Rozycki Hiltner is a full-time artist living with her husband and two daughters in Red Lodge, Montana. Her work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions in museums and galleries, and has been published in the US and abroad.
Please join us for our monthly First Friday!
This Month, local painter, carol Novotne will join us and give a lecture on color and value.
“The show is essentially a study of a single object, “The Granary,” as it appears in different seasons of the year. What the artist learns, is that the singular object remains the same while the wild and beautiful earth and sky change around it! Nothing drab, wild shocking color! Color most artists would not put in a painting because they do not see it as it really is.
I compiled 273 images of this granary over the past 19 years, to learn about color and value and how light and seasons effect the artist’s eye and therefore how they paint.” -Carol Novotne
The lecture will begin at approximately 5:30
Hope to see you there!
FREE TO ALL
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with food and art and our annual Dragon Parade. The Dragon Parade will take off from Exploration Works! At Noon on Saturday, Feb. 9th. The Festivities begin at the Holter when the Dragon arrives. Cook pot stickers, try some pig inspired art projects, enjoy Chinese calligraphy, moon cakes, and more. The celebration will go from Noon-3pm.
Join us for our monthly First Friday!
TGIF - End your week with a stroll through downtown Helena’s finest arts organizations; Don’t forgot to make a stop at The Holter! Exhibitions by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, James Todd and Art faculty from Montana State University & University of Montana.
Free snacks and drinks for purchase!
The world’s most exclusive casino, Club Royal, is playing host to what is known as the Black chip poker tourney. Our INTEL has reported rumors you’ll be needing more than money to buy your way into the competition.
See www.juliaschoebel.com for details Proceeds benefit the Holter Museum.
The Holter will be closed to the public from December 31st through January 17th.
Please join us for the grand re-opening on Friday, January 18th from 5 pm - 8 pm!
All new exhibitions including: Vantage Point by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Across The Divide: Art Faculty from Montana State University and University of Montana & Looney Tunes by James Todd.
We hope your New Year’s resolution is to bask in the wonders of art and all the Holter has to offer! There will be light snacks and beer & wine for purchase. Hope to see you there!
The Holter museum will be closed for the first weeks of January for Exhibition turnover.
Please join us for our Grand- Re-opening - Friday, January 18th from 5pm - 8pm.
All new exhibitions from Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, James Todd & Art Faculty from University of Montana and Montana State University.
JMac’s will be coming to the Holter Museum with 1,000 assorted mugs and cups to sell this holiday season, of all shapes and sizes, all prices, and Crooked Furrow Brewing has joined in on the fun. There will be live throwing by JMac’s Artists, and Crooked Furrow will be on sight filling your mugs!
Bust out your reindeer antlers and ugly sweaters and get the spirit as we open the doors to our holiday sales and Bazaar.
Were're Kicking off the HoHo Holter Holiday Sale and Bazaar with an Ugly Sweater Party! Premiering our HoHo Artists. Come listen to live music played by Steven Gores, mix and jingle the night away.
Dancers in Premiere Dance Company’s production of The Nutcracker will present a free “Mini-Nutcracker” performance at the Holter Museum of Art on Saturday, November 24th at 1:00 PM. Lead by Artistic Director, Charlene White, cast members will bring the story to life performing excerpts from its 2018 production. This performance is geared toward young audience members who will learn the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. They will also meet the ballet’s beloved characters including the Sugar Plum Fairy. The performance is about 40 minutes in length.
Premiere Dance Company’s 27th annual production of The Nutcracker will be held Saturday, December 15th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 at the Helena Civic Center. For tickets; call 442-6519 or visit helenanutcracker.com.
What is the role of the artist in society? An artist can lead, follow, uplift or provoke with their work. Creative thinking for social change can come from politicians, economists or business leaders just as it can come from musicians, journalists and visual artists. The arts provide pleasure and creative inspiration; they also foster dialogue and bring important issues to the public eye. Aside from documenting history, Do we believe artists provoke Cross-cultural understanding? Can they enhance community engagement? Do they have an important role in exploring creative solutions to social issues? Join us in this lively presentation and discussion about the role of art in history and current society.
Part of Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate 2018 Montana Series
This highly anticipated annual event is dedicated to displaying Helena’s finest artists hosted by Downtown businesses. This event brings downtown businesses, local artists, and the Helena community together to experience a variety of art in unique venues throughout downtown. There will be free food and beverages, live music, and door prizes at select locations. Come celebrate the arts at the Fall Art Walk!
In Conjunction with Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Join us for an Artist Talk with resident artist, Lisa Jarrett.
Lisa Jarrett was born in 1977 in Morristown, New Jersey. Growing up as a Black American who moved with her family to various, often conflicting political climates in cities in Texas, Minnesota, and New York, the influences of her upbringing in a post-Civil Rights and increasingly so-called “post-racial” America are apparent in her work, which confronts ideas of racial difference and perceptions of racial equity.
Though conflating comparisons of Self and Other within a racial context are surely not limited to the American Black Experience and can be examined in myriad global racial milieus, Jarrett’s work is typically centered upon deconstructing, defragmenting, and, in turn, reconstructing and reassembling her personal experiences as a Black woman in America into projects that ask viewers to consider their own roles in present-day race relations.
Jarrett lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches classes in art and social practice at Portland State University's School of Art + Design. She exhibits nationally and currently has work in the Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hateexhibition.
Join us for the opening reception of Rivers of Flame: Montana Tributaries, a wood fire exhibition curated by Tara Wilson in conjunction with the "Cultural Confluence" wood fire symposium in Helena (October 18th -20th)
On View in the Sherman Gallery
How do artists impact our perceptions and policies on social justice issues? Specifically, what strategies do the artists in Speaking Volumes use to transform hate? Knight shares a broader historical context as well as individual artists’ stories, giving deeper insight into the project she has led for 14 years. She will show slides and follow up with a discussion in the exhibition.
Also, from 1 pm - 5 pm Join us at The Holter for a hands on Art Book Workshop.
Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate showcases the diverse work of 46 artists who transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into uplifting and dynamic works of art. The exhibition sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network opens Oct. 5 at the Holter Museum of Art with a reception from 5 to 8 pm. It runs through Dec. 30, 2018. In conjunction with this thought-provoking exhibition, everyone is welcome to participate in programs offered by Helena organizations including the Lewis and Clark Library, YWCA, Plymouth Congregational Church, and Big Sky Unitarian Universalists.
Join us for October Fist Friday and Opening Reception for :
Speaking Volumes : Transforming Hate