Here’s a quick guide to January art openings this month in Missoula. Take note that not all galleries are participating in First Friday hours this go-round.
Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
Missoula Art Museum
(Opens Friday, Jan. 7)
The 2022 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition opens this Friday in the Missoula Art Museum’s largest exhibition space, the Carnegie Galleries.
The auction, meanwhile, is virtual again this year. They’ll be hosting live from the Carnegie on Feb. 5.
Among the 82 pieces, you’ll see pieces by Missoula favorites and visiting artists from recent MAM exhibitions. Some of the artists in the 10-piece live section include ceramics icon Beth Lo, painter Jon Lodge, weaver Bonnie Tarses, painter Hadley Ferguson, and ledger artist Monte Yellow Bird.
Naturally, there are too many to name, but they span mediums and genres with a Montana-centric focus. You can peruse them all on the auction website now. Head to missoulaartmuseum.org for a link to the auction website, which has a breakdown on silent auction closing dates and more information.
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Note: The exhibition opens on Friday, but the MAM is open for regular hours only on Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. You can swing