Past Exhibitions



John Buck & Deborah Butterfield: Horse and Rider

January 20 – April 8, 2012

Bair Gallery

This rare joint exhibition brings together the works of two internationally celebrated Montana artists. Sculptor and printmaker John Buck works with two interrelated bodies of work: carved wood, assemblage and bronze sculptures, and large, multicolored woodblock prints. Deborah Butterfield started making horses in 1973 mostly out of wood and organic matter, and cast her first bronze horse in 1985. Her pieces in Horse and Rider are relatively small scale and express an interplay of materials and techniques. In...

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Dudley Dana & Candace Crosby: Shifting Perspectives

January 20 – April 8, 2012

Millikan Gallery

Photographer Dudley Dana and writer Candace Crosby present their written and visual images of southern China where they were invited to travel with six artists. Dana and Crosby are co-owners of the Dana Gallery in Missoula, MT, where both are psychologists. Dudley has been an Artist-In-Residence in Glacier Park and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. He was also a photographer for the America 24/7 Project. Candace’s astute observations add another perspective to Dudley’s images. 

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Wanxin Zhang: A Ten-Year Survey

January 20 – March 18, 2012

High Gallery

Wanxin Zhang reinterprets ancient methods and images from his Chinese heritage within a con­temporary context. His large-scale ceramic figures twist the historic and the contemporary together. Inspired by the “Terracotta Army” of the Qin dy­nasty (210 BCE), Wanxin now lives in San Francisco where he has been influenced by Peter Voulkos, Robert Arneson and many other California artists. Now he is one of the leading new generation of ceramics artists in California. His art is not just a reflection of the orig...

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Wings of Man: The Art of the Horse

March 23 – June 17, 2012

High Gallery

Celebrate Montana’s passion for horses with over 50 paintings and photographs by local and regional artists. Inspired by Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands, the exhibition takes its title from a Central Asian proverb: “Horses are the wings of man.” The salon-style exhibition includes works from the Holter’s Permanent Collection.

Wings of Man: The Art of the Horse is made possible by the Montana Arts Council, the Montana Cultural Trust, and Holter members.

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2012 Youth Electrum

April 13 – May 13, 2012

Sherman, Bair, and Millikan Galleries

Young Helena-area art students from elementary, middle and high school will once again showcase their ambitious art work during the 38th Youth Electrum.

 

 

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Barbara Weissberger: Meat Horizon

May 18 - August 30, 2012

In the catalogue essay for Meat Horizon Melissa Kwasny writes, “What Weissberger's dynamic and volatile photo installations ask us to reconcile is our conceptions of what is strange and what is beautiful, what is trickery or truth, art and artifice, meat and flowers, nature and culture, as it were.”

Meat Horizon is a gallery-size installation made up of hand-cut shaped photo-collages, cut photo fragments pinned to the walls and reflected in mirror topped pedestals, three long scrolls of delicate, symmetrical...

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The Poindexter Collection: Selections from the Montana Historical Society

June 22 - October 28, 2012

John & Jean Baucus Family Gallery

Twenty-five years ago, the Holter opened its doors with the Montana Historical Society Poindexter Collection, and we are revisiting it with a specific intention. Since the early 1960s, the paintings donated by the Poindexters have left an indelible impression on the Montana community, many of whom were children when they were first astounded by the paintings of such internationally renowned American artists as Willem De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Jack Tworkov, Franz kline, Sonia gechtoff, and Jackson P...

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The Poindexter Legacy: Montana Abstract Expressionism

June 22 - October 28, 2012

Sherman Gallery

The Montana Historical Society's Poindexter Collection has influenced a generation of Montana artists who have added their own "sense of place" and mentored new generations with distinctive Montana and Poindexter roots. This legacy is exhibited in conjunction with paintings from the Montana Historical Society's Poindexter Collection in the John & Jean Baucus Family Gallery.

Since its arrival in Montana, the Poindexter Collection also has influenced a generation of Montana artists and their students. In turn, these arti...

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James Todd: Jazz Icons

September 7 - December 31, 2012

Bair & Millikan Galleries

Painter and printmaker Jim Todd is a true Montana original. While many of his peers paint iconic Montana landscapes, Todd participates in a different tradition, one that is resolutely urban and politically engaged. During his distinguished career he has made the conjunction of social history and the visual arts a primary focus for both his art-making and his teaching. Internationally recognized as a genuine innovator in wood engraving, he has broken stereotypes of size and content associated with the medium.

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Ho Ho Holter: Home for the Holidays

November 8 - December 30, 2012

Sherman Gallery and Holter Museum Store

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Treasures from the Vault: The Holter Permanent Collection

November 9 - December 30, 2012

John & Jean Baucus Gallery

A special celebration for the Holter's 25th anniversary. From Gennie DeWeese to Sandra dal Poggetto, Rudy Auto to Michael Haykin, the Holter's Permanent Collection will be installed salon-style to honor the rich artistic heritage of Montana and illustrate the important role of the Holter and its members in supporting the arts.

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Ansel Adams: A Legacy

January 18 - April 14, 2013

Baucus & Millikan Galleries

Ansel Adams: A Legacy is a comprehensive survey of Adams' artistic career. The exhibition features over 100 gelatin silver prints of landscape, nature, portrait and architectural photographs. The sweeping exhibition commemorates the artist's life work and represents the multi-dimensional nature of his artistic vision. Among the images are dramatic vistas of Yosemite Valley and the American Southwest, portraits of Georgia O'Keeffe and others, intimate close-ups of nature, and architectural views. Adams (19...

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Montana's Living Landscape: A Photographic Essay

January 18 - April 14, 2013

Sherman Gallery

Nationally-recognized Montana landscape photographers capture the interaction of wildlife and rural communities across the state. The photographs present an intimate portrait of family ranchers and grizzlies, sage grouse and cattle, loggers and lynx, whose fates are all intertwined. 

Artists include: Steven Gnam, John Lambing, Kate Davis, Kenton Rowe, Jeff VanTine, Chris Peterson, and Kathe LeSage.

This exhibition and related programs are generously sponsored by The Nature Conservancy of Montana.

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Black Pinto Horse, Monte Yellow Bird: Stories, Traditions and Faith

January 18 - April 14, 2013

Bair Gallery

A retrospective of ledger works and mixed media paintings by Monte Yellow Bird, known as Black Pinto Horse. Monte is Arikara and Hidatsa from Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota and currently lives in Great Falls with artist wife Emily. He will be a Cultural Crossroads artist-in-residence, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which will provide educational programs to local school children and the community.

This exhibition and the Cultural Crossroads Artist-in-Residence Program are generou...

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Missouri River Recycled Art Exhibition

April 19 - May 9, 2013

The Baucus Gallery

Artists are usually ahead of the curve when it comes to being green. This exhibition will give regional artists the opportunity to feature works that exclusively use recycled materials and/or trash to make pieces of contemporary art. Many local artists practice the art of “up-cycling,” turning everyday trash into creative treasures. There is no end to what kind of art can be created with discarded materials and items.

 

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2013 Youth Electrum

April 19 - May 12, 2013

The Sherman, Bair & Millikan Galleries

The Annual Youth Electrum Exhibition is in its 39th year. Featuring the artwork of students from Helena's elementary, middle, and high school students, the galleries are filled with the creativity and talent of local youth.

It is the Holter Museum's pleasure to annually present this exhibition!

The High School gallery is a juried show with prizes in the categories of Grand Prize, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Multimedia, and Sculpture. The awards will be presented at the Opening Recep...

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Nora Naranjo-Morse: Gatherings

May 14 - August 30, 2013

The Baucus Gallery

Nora Naranjo-Morse is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo. She lives and works in Northern New Mexico. After installing her artwork at the Holter, Naranjo-Morse will work with Helena middle and high schoolers, as well as the community, at the museum during her two-week Cultural Crossroads artist residency through May 24.

Gatherings stages Naranjo-Morse’s new ideas and explorations in her work, including her newest cardboard sculptures, pieces from a recent body of work of mixed media sculptures, and selec...

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20th Annual Art Auction

Friday June 21, 2013

Doors Open at 5pm
Silent Auction Closes at 6:45pm
Live Auction at 7pm

Live Auction pieces in the Sherman Gallery
Silent Auction pieces in the Bair Gallery

Mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Art Auction at the Holter Museum on Friday June 21st. To be held at the Holter Museum, this auction is not to be missed. Artworks by local and regional artists are on display in the Museum through Thursday June 20.

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$40 members
$50 non-members
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9 x 9 x 3: NEW VISIONS

May 17 - August 30, 2013

The Millikan Gallery

In 2012 the Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) celebrated its 35th anniversary as an organization dedicated to the wide appreciation of all aspects of the fiber arts with this exhibition of its members' works.

9 x 9 x 9: NEW VISIONS is an exhibition of fiber art created to fit inside 9"x9"x3" boxes especially manufactured to TSGNY's specifications. The juror of the selected works was Janet Koplos, Senior Editor of Art in America for 18 years and a guest editor at American Craft.

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Ceramics from the Permanent Collection

June 22 - August 26, 2013

The Bair Gallery

Guest Curated by Mel Griffin and Carla Potter

 

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The Japanese Woodblock Print: An Extension of the Impermanent

July 5 - September 25, 2013

The Sherman Gallery

This exhibition, curated by Nathan Barnes of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, features works spanning 200 years by some of Japan's most famous print artists, including Hiroshige, Hiroshi Yoshida, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

"The woodblock prints selected for this exhibition will undoubtedly impress the retina. They are works of great skill and powerful design, stunning, beautiful and intricate. These qualities can not be overstated. But the careful observer will begin to discover human content beyond the immediate satisfact...

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Hiroki Morinoue: Future Storms

September 6 - October 31, 2013

The Bair Gallery

On view in the Bair Gallery through October 31 are recent contemporary woodblock prints by Hiroki Morinoue, a master printmaker from Holualoa Village in the heart of Kona coffee country in Hawaii. In this exhibition Future Storms, Morinoue brings an energy and fresh interpretation to the tradition of Mokuhan-ga: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking. Morinoue is a patient observer of nature, its rhythms, cycles and patterns and these observations become poetic images in his work. A spectacular set of 36 diptychs ar...

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Phoebe Toland: Resonance

September 6 - December 31, 2013

The Baucus Gallery

"Like a well-loved tune, a passage in a book or a favorite view, there is comfort and power in a repeated image. Whether subtle or brusque, wood block prints embody a unique, lively quality.  The themes in this show, life's journey, the environment, captivity and the endurance of the human spirit, were made tangible through the power of the print."

Helena artist Phoebe Toland has completed a new body of work called Resonance on view in the Baucus Gallery through December 31. A set of eleven prints ...

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Why Draw A Landscape?: Crown Point Press Prints

September 1 - December 31, 2013

The Millikan Gallery

On view through December 31, 2013 in the Millikan Gallery is a portfolio of prints by eleven artists invited to participate in a project with Crown Point Press of San Francisco in 1999, titled "Why Draw a Landscape?" The invited artists had previously worked with landscape in painting or sculpture. The resulting prints vary in style but are all landscape-inspired. Artists include Jane Freilicher, Joan Nelson, Anne Appleby, Sylvia Mangold, Pat Steir, Ed Ruscha, Robert Bechtle, ...

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Jay Laber: Revived Rez Wrecks

October 4 - December 31, 2013

The Sherman Gallery

Jay Polite Laber transforms junk into art. By cleverly and artistically welding parts from old, rusted, wrecked automobiles, he is able to create amazingly lifelike metal sculptures that capture an energized moment in time and project the emotion and memories of his tribe’s culture and history.

Born on the Blackfeet reservation of northwestern Montana, Jay later moved to New Hampshire with his family after a flood destroyed their home in Montana. He later returned there as an adult to find his roots.

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Monte Dolack: Altered State

January 17 - April 13, 2014

The Sherman Gallery

Musings on the Contemporary Montana Landscape

"Dolack’s most recent series, “Altered State,” focuses on the juxtaposition of nature and industry, and the historic relationship between the two in Montana. People come here because of the natural beauty. But the abundant natural resources also draw the industries that provide the jobs that allow people to live here – even as those same industries sometimes destroy the beauty. “I wanted to work on the theme of the hi...

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Larry Blackwood: Opus Corvus

January 17 - April 13, 2014

The Bair Gallery

Opus: a creative work. Corvus: (zoology) type genus of the family Corvidae that contains crows and ravens

Crows and ravens are both revered and reviled. They are one of the few avian species to thrive in the presence of man, using intelligence and adaptability to survive. Their feats of sometimes ruthless ingenuity, along with their trickster traits in the pursuit of their goals, are nearly unprecedented in the animal world. It is perhaps because these traits remind us uncomfortably of ourselves at times that crows and r...

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Lucy Fradkin and Arthur Simms: Intimate Worlds

January 17 - May 18, 2014

The Baucus Gallery

Husband and wife, Lucy Fradkin and Arthur Simms from Brooklyn, New York draw upon personal identities, yet with strikingly different approaches. Lucy and Arthur will be the Holter's Cultural Crossroads artists-in-residence during April, 2014.

"Lucy Fradkin‘s charming portraits have a folk sensibility. Depicted in colorful, detailed interiors and with particular attention paid to their clothing and accessories, her subjects are both distinct and serene. The artist creates her environments by collaging elements from ...

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40th Annual Youth Electrum Exhibition

April 18 - May 18, 2014

The Bair, Sherman and Millikan Galleries

Celebrate the talent and creativity of students in the greater Helena area at the 40th Annual Youth Electrum exhibition! Every year the Holter is pleased to showcase the artwork of elementary, middle, and high school students.

The high school exhibition is a juried show and prizes will be awarded at the opening reception.

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 5:30-8PM
Live Music by Swingin' Strings
Desserts by Helena High Culinary Arts

Awards Ceremony at 7:00P...

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2014 Archie Bray Foundation Second Year Fellowship Exhibition

May 27 - August 31, 2014

The Bair Gallery

The Holter Museum of Art and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts announce the initiation of an exciting new collaboration between the two Helena arts organizations: the Archie Bray’s Second-Year Fellowship Exhibition will be held at the Holter Museum.

The show will feature the 2013-14 Bray Fellows Sunshine Cobb, Giselle Hicks, Mel Griffin, Chris Pickett, and Andrew Gilliatt.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 30, 6-8pm

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Sponsors:

  • The Jerry Metcalf Foundation
  • Joseph E. B. Elliott : Lost Bricks - Photographs of the Western Clay Manufacturing Company

    May 30 to August 31, 2014
    Artist Reception July 24, 2014 

    The Baucus Gallery

    The Holter Museum of Art will be hosting an exhibition of large scale photographs by Joseph E. B. Elliott and a collection of artifacts from the grounds of the Western Clay facility located at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. This stunning exhibition will feature over 25 photographs created during the last 3 years on trips to Helena with the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Con...

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    2014 Holter Museum Gala and Auction Fundraiser

    Join us on Friday June 20th from 5:30 PM to 9 PM at Ther Gateway Center, 1710 National Ave. in Helena, Mt

    for the Holter Museum of Art’s annual Gala and Auction Fundraiser. This year the Holter Museum of Art will be honoring Gretchen Hibbard with the first annual Holter Museum of Art Nexus Award, "Honoring the Arts in Montana".

    Tickets are $75.00, tables of 8 are $600 and include an elegant buffet dinner, a drink ticket, access to the expansive silent auction, and the opportunity to participate in the exciting live auction.

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    The Trunk Show: Montana Bricolage Artists

    June 25 - September 14, 2014

    The Sherman Gallery

    The Montana Bricolage Artists (MBA) of the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys, along with invited artists from across Montana, present The “Trunk” Show. Bricolage (brÄ“kÅ’lä zh) is defined as a construction or creation made from a diverse range of available things.
    The”trunks” are meant to be suspended and hang freely to create the experience of strolling through a forest of fiber interpretations of trees in their many forms, seasons, and varieties. Viewers can ...

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    More URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1659170557640528/



    Sponsors:

  • Montana Arts Council
  • Alison Reintjes : Wall Drawings

    Oct 3 - Nov 2, 2014

    Sherman Gallery

    Artist reception October 17, 5 PM to 8 PM

    Artist Talk:  Saturday, October 18 at 10:30 AM

     


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    More URL: http://www.alisonreintjes.com



    Jay Schmidt: Beer and Football

    Extended through March 2015

    Oct 17 - Dec 31, 2014

    Baucus Gallery

    Artist reception October 17, 5 PM to 8 PM

    Artist Talk:  Saturday, October 18 at 10:30 AM

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    More URL: http://www.jayschmidtartist.com/



    small BEGINNINGS: Richard Swanson Maquettes

    Sep 19 - Dec 31, 2014

    Bair Gallery

    Artist reception October 17th, 5 to 8 PM

    Artist Talk: Sat. Nov 15 @ 10:30am

     

     

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    More URL: http://richardtswanson.com/bio.html



    20th Annual Ho Ho Holter Holiday Exhibition and Sale

    Celebrate the joy of the season as you support local and regional artists. Find unique gifts for all those special people on your holiday list.

     

    Member-only Preview Party

    Thursday, November 6, 5:30–8pm

    • Members receive 10% off all purchases

     

    Downtown Fall Art Walk

    Friday, November 7, 5:30–9pm

    Book Signing with Joanne Berghold

     

    Holiday Hours

    Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5:30pm

    Sunday, 12–4pm

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    Jill Brody: Hidden In Plain Sight

    January 23 to April 5, 2015

    Long inspired by the landscapes and people of Montana, Rhode Island photographer Jill Brody turns her lens to the Hutterite community of Liberty County.  A series of stark, intimate portraits, this exhibit offers a very personal glimpse of daily life within the colony.  An artist talk will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 24.

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    Across the Divide: Selections from the Faculties of MSU and UM

    January 23 to April 5, 2015

    The Holter Museum of Art is pleased to join with the schools of art at MSU and UM to present Across the Divide.  The exhibition features work by more than twenty faculty members, including Brad Allen, Kevin Bell, Mary Ann Bonjorni, Vaughan Judge, and Sara Mast.  While their works vary greatly in medium and inspiration, these artists share a common goal: to shape and inspire Montana’s next generation of artists.  Artist talks will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 7 and Saturday, February 21.

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    Helena Collects: Robert Harrison

    January 23 to April 26, 2015

    Helena Collects: Robert Harrison displays the ongoing studio work of Robert Harrison, a prolific Helena ceramicist and author.  Influenced by European porcelain and architecture and a deep commitment to sustainability, Harrison has spent the past two years assembling his own porcelain pieces and others found throughout Helena into gilded, three-dimensional collages.

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    2015 Gala and Auction

    2015 Gala & Auction - Friday, April 24, 2015

    If you enjoy fun competition, lively company, and great art, come join us at the 2015 Holter Museum of Art Gala and Auction on Friday, April 24th!  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 Tuesday, March 24th through Thursday, April 23rd

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    2015 Youth Electrum

    April 16 to May 16, 2015

    Opening Reception - Thursday, April 16

    The Holter Museum of Art joins with students throughout Lewis and Clark and the surrounding counties to present the 2015 Youth Electrum.  Now in its forty-first year, the Youth Electrum provides local art students of every grade and media to display their work in formal exhibition spaces. 

    This year's exhibition is particularly special thanks to a scholarship begun by the family and friends of the late American artist, Devin Leonardi.  The scholarshi...

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    Seth Roby: blue.

    April 28 through August 20, 2015

    Artist Talk - Thursday, May 21, 7:00 pm

    Opening Reception - Friday, May 29, 5:30 pm

    On display from late April through August is the work of a new local, Seth Roby.  A printmaker who recently completed service in the Peace Corps, Roby explores symbols of and conversations between time and change through a series of still life prints in blue..  

    An opening reception celebrating this exhibition, BITTER ROOT, and the Archie Bray Foundation Seco...

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    Vanessa German: BITTER ROOT

    May 23 to June 30, 2015

    Artist Talk - Thursday, May 21, 7:00 pm

    Poetry Alive: Vanessa German, Andrea Cross Guns and Brynn Holt
    Thursday, May 28, 6:30 pm
    @ the Red Atlas

    Opening Reception - Friday, May 29, 5:30 pm

    Artist and activist Vanessa German is equally familiar with grief and hope, contradiction and community.  Deeply steeped in traditions of folk art, German’s mixed-media sculptures explore modern cultural identities and speak to the ongoing issues of violenc...

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    2015 Archie Bray Foundation Second Year Fellowship Exhibition

    May 23 to August 30, 2015

    Opening Reception - Friday, May 29, 5:30 pm

    Through workshops and residencies, the Archie Bray Foundation brings professional ceramic artists to Helena, Montana to learn, teach, and develop their art.  The Holter Museum of Art is excited to partner with the foundation again this year to feature the work of second year fellows Chris Dufala, Adam Field, Tom Jaszczak, Zemer Peled, and Joanna Powell. 

    An opening reception celebrating this exhibition and that of Vanessa German will be held on Frid...

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    Hiltner, McCauley, Yamamoto: TOMODACHI

    June 12 to August 21, 2015

    Opening Reception - 5:30 to 7:30 pm Friday, June 12

    Three friends, three potters, three perspectives on the vessel.

    Brought together through recent residencies in Japan and Montana, David Hiltner, George McCauley, and Koichi Yamamoto blend their unique approaches to and handling of native clays in this collaborative exhibit. 

    An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 12th.

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    In The Vault: A Western Perspective

    The permanent collection houses many pieces that have been gifted to the museum and purchased with funds raised from supporters. This exhibition brings together works from the vault that were created of the West, here in the West. Some pieces directly capture what artists saw as they worked, while others depict artists' interpretation of the West as it meant in their own unique contexts. 

    Contained within this exhibition is a significant collection of Native American portraits painted by Elizabeth Lochrie during the 1940s and 1950s. These works, which include small studies and ...

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    Dwayne Wilcox: Above the Fruited Plain

    September 1 to December 31, 2015

    Opening Reception – Friday, September 4, 5:30 pm

    Oglala-Lakota artist Dwayne Wilcox blends history with modern life in Above the Fruited Plain, an exhibition on display at the Holter Museum of Art from September 1 through December 31, 2015.  Through ledger art – a medium which uses pa...

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    Sponsors:

  • Montana Arts Council
  • The Jerry Metcalf Foundation
  • The Art of Healing: Tibetan Cultural Art

    The Holter Museum of Art is pleased to present The Art of Healing, an exhibition that brings together cultural objects with stunning portraits by Jeff Van Tine.  The exhibition features traditional paintings – thangkas – and ritual objects including masks, religious items, and a Tibetan shrine, all of which help illustrate the rich, dynamic medical traditions of Tibet and its people. 

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    More URL: http://jeffvantine.photoshelter.com/gallery/China/G0000AzXW195uLks/C0000MtOdko9lhsQ



    In The Vault: colorFILLED

    September 4 through December 31, 2015

    Opening Reception - 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 4

    In The Vault is an ongoing exhibition series which focuses on the Holter Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection.  This season, we explore Permanent Collection artists’ use of color in In The Vault: colorFILLED.  Featured artists include Rudy Autio, Robert DeWeese, George Gogas, Sandra Dal Pogget...

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    Reflections: Carol Novotne

    September 4 to December 31, 2015

    Opening Reception – Friday, September 4, 5:30 pm

    Artist Talk – Saturday, December 12, 10:30 am

     

    A lifelong world-traveler and artis...

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    In The Vault: Cold Ground

    January 22 through March 23, 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.

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    Layered Stories: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

    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.


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    Feeling in Color: Ella Watson

    January 22 to April 17, 2016

    Opening Reception – 5:30 to 8:00 pm Friday, January 22

    Artist Talks - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Saturday, January 23 & 3:15 to 4:00 pm Sunday, April 17

    Workshops - January 23, February 20, & April 17, 1:30 to 3:00 pm

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    Rhythmic Storylines: Sonié Ruffin-Thompson

    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



    2016 Youth Electrum

    April 28 to May 25, 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. 

    Awards are given annually to local art students to help support their continued artistic endeavors.  This year's winners are:  

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    Painting & Drawing
    1st

    Hailey Henrickson, Magwa
    11th grade, Mr. Scanlon

    2nd Mariah Rath, Sunday Mornings
    11th grade, Ms. Cook
       
    Ceramics
    1st Lilia Carson, Controlled Chaos
    12th grade, Mr. Lane
    2nd Madelynn Nelson, Crystal Vase
    12th grade, Mr. Lane
       
    Sculpture & Mixed Media
    1st Carly Wilson, Within
    11th grade, Ms. Cook
    2nd Art 1 Collaboration, A Community of Unique Characters
    grades 9 through 12, Ms. Knight
       
    Photography
    1st Ryen McNamara, Au Natural Diptych
    12th grade, Ms. Knight
    2nd Ben Holdorf, Bozeman Creek
    11th grade, Mr. Andrews
       
    Creative Community Award

    Ms. Delaney's Montessori Classroom, Creating a Collaborative Community Fence Project
    Broadwater Elementary

    The Holter Museum of Art is grateful to Gold Leaf Physical Therapy for their support of the 2016 Youth Electrum.

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    Doug Turman: Here and There: An Italian Journey

    May 13 - August 28, 2016

     

    Opening Reception on Friday, May 13 beginning at 5 pm

    Artist Talk on Wednesday, June 8 beginning at 6:30 pm

    New and collected paintings from a 12 year journey to and from Italy.  

    A journey begins with a moment in time.  Doug Turman’s began when, in 2004, he traveled from his home in Helena to Italy for the first time. Italy, a place that had already...

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    2016 Archie Bray Foundation Second Year Fellowship Exhibition

    2016 Archie Bray Foundation Second-Year Fellowship Exhibition

    June 3–July 31, 2016

    Opening Reception on Friday, June 3, 5–8 pm

    Artist Talk on Saturday, June 4, 10:30–11:30 am

    The Archie Bray Foundation’s Second-Year Fellowships Exhibition will be held at the Holter Museum from June 3 to July 31, 2016. The exhibition features the 2015–16 Bray fellowship artists-in-residence Heesoo Lee, Brooks Oliver, Kyungmin Park, John Souter, and Bill Wilke...

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    Robert Harrison: White Gold:Montana Dreams

    Robert Harrison
    White Gold: Montana Dreams

    June 3 to August 26, 2016

    Opening Reception on Friday, June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

    Artist Talk to be scheduled.

    White Gold: Montana Dreams is an exhibition by local ceramic artist Robert Harrison.  The exhibition centers around two large-scale...

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    Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen

    Forbidden Fruit
    Chris Antemann at MEISSEN

    June 17 to July 27, 2016

    Opening Reception on Friday, June 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
    Artist Talk & Closing Reception on Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm

    Forbidden Fruit is a luscious porcelain installation created by ceramicist Chris Antemann during her three-year residency with the Meissen Porcelain Manu...

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    Tug Collective: WHO EATS AT TACO BELL?

    Tug Collective: WHO EATS AT TACO BELL?

    June 21 through June 26, 2016

    Open House on Thursday, June 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

    Tacos & Conversation on Saturday, June 25 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, with participatory performance beginning at 2:00...

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    Carley Smith: View Finders

    Carley Smith: View Finders

    July 11th - August 21st
    Opening Reception - August 5th, 5:30 pm - 8 pm

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    Humans are view-seekers. We find, discover, and control ownership of our views through construction, park planning, media, and legality. These views inspire awe and penetrate our primitive human self. The scale of the systems at hand – weather, geology, biol...

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    The Art of the Motorcycle

    The Art of The Motorcycle

    August 5 through October 31, 2016
    Opening Reception on August 5 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm

    We're going rogue with the exhibition, The Art of the Motorcycle.  This exhibition features the detailed craftsmanship and development of motorcycle design throughout the past century.  Come to the Holter between August 5 and October 31 to see finely-detailed riding gear, memorabilia, and more than twenty iconic bikes from manufacturers including BS...

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    Shift, Shift: Jennifer Combe

    Shift, Shift: Jennifer Combe

    September 9 - December 30, 2016
    Opening Reception
    - September 9th, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
    Artist Talk - October 1, 10:30 am
    Adult Workshop - October 8, 9am - Noon

    Jennifer Combe is a Missoula art educator whose work questions the language and imagery we use to define ourselves, our families, and our communities.  Drawing from abstraction, children’s drawings, and h...

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    Sara Joyce: Myth, Dream, and Dramatic Episodes

    Sara Joyce: Myth, Dream, and Dramatic Episodes

    September 9 - December 30, 2016
    Opening Reception
    - September 9th, 5:30 pm - 8 pm

    Sara Joyce was a prolific Idaho artist with an abundance of inspiration.  She saw little division between the day-to-day world and that of dreams and myths.  Her work, which flowed from writings about her thoughts and dreams, spans many mediums ranging from ...

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    The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein

    The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein

    September 9 - December 30, 2016
    Opening Reception
    - September 9th, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
    Artist Talk - September 27 at 6:30 PM

    Linda Stein is an artist-activist based in New York City.  Through wearable sculptures and performance art, she seeks to inspire viewers to try out and reinterpret their definitions of bravery and confront hate, discri...

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