Academic Year 2012/2013!

Welcome to all of our new students and returning art majors!  We are excited to work with all of you in the new academic year.  This blog will be updated many times throughout the year with news and event information as well as deadlines and other info pertinent to our students.  If you have an item you would like us to consider for publication, please EMAIL it to us for review.


Exhibition and Reception:

School of Art graduate students Claire Melli and Sarah Tancred will be presenting new works in the University Center Gallery until September 28th, and there will be a reception from 4-6pm on August 30th.  This is a great opportunity for undergrads to meet our MFA candidates, discuss art and start to feel like a part of the whole thing; don’t miss out!  Oh, snacks are provided as well!


The Montana Museum of Art & Culture:

This campus entity is responsible for the university’s permanent collection of art.  The collection includes nearly 11,000 objects. Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection include a wide range of art and artifacts of significant quality from various periods, cultures, countries and categories, including the work of living artists.  The museum’s two galleries are called the Meloy and Paxson Galleries which are located in the PARTV Center on the north end of campus near the Adams Center.  As an art major, it is important that you are familiar with the MMAC and attend their exhibition receptions, view the works and attend their lectures.

The Missoula Art Museum:

As our current and past students know very well, art majors spend a great deal of time at The Missoula Art Museum.  Offering free admission and great exhibitions, the museum is a valuable resource in the Missoula Art Community.  Please visit their website, and the beautiful facility, to see what’s going on in Missoula’s art scene and we’ll see you there on First Friday, Artini, or one of the many wonderful artist talks throughout the year.

Zootown Arts Community Center:

As a nonprofit arts community center providing facilities and expertise, the Zootown Arts Community Center delivers all ages arts education, fosters sustainable community development, and promotes accessible, life-enriching art experiences for Missoula residents and visitors.  A nucleus of creative activity, this multi-use facility provides opportunities in arts education and economic development, and acts as a safe, creative community center. The ZAAC has an internship program that has benefited many art majors.  The also have studio spaces available


In addition to this blog, The Missoula Cultural Council posts current and upcoming community art events.  Be sure to stay informed about what is happening in Missoula’s art scene by visiting our blog as well as theirs.  Don’t forget to add us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

The faculty and staff of the School of Art are very excited to begin a new academic year and welcome all of our students to what we truly believe is an amazing program!