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!
Saturday, January 19th 10 am - 11 am (Artist Talk: open to public)
Saturday, January 19th 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 14th. 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, more information on how, to follow!
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.
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
Come join us for our June Corks and Canvas!
Admission is $40 for non-members and $35 for members. Sign up online or stop by the museum store.
On any given Tuesday approximately 20 Helena area middle and high school
students can be found drawing, painting, writing, and talking in studios at the Holter Museum of Art. These teens participate in Art for Survival (A4S), an after-school program that provides a creative community for young people to engage with artists and writers to explore ways that art can help them navigate life. Join us to learn more about this program and the teens involved.
What’s Happening to the Photographic Record?
Thursday, March 22nd
We are taking more photos than any other time in history, but fewer photos are being printed than ever before. What does this mean for future generations who have no shoebox of photos to go through or no photo album telling the story of the past? Does it matter? And what do we do with all these digital images anyway? Join in this lively discussion of the fate of the photographic record in the 21st Century. Whether you are a photographer or a casual phone “snapshooter”, a parent or a historian join us as we explore the future of saving our stories through images. This discussion will be led by Richard Buswell, Kurt Keller, and Zach Begler.