MAM, Salish-Kootenai College team up for campus art exhibit

The Missoula Art Museum (MAM) and Salish Kootenai College (SKC) are collaborating to exhibit works from MAM’s Contemporary American Indian Art Collection at the Three Woodcocks building on the SKC campus.

The exhibition is guest curated by University of Montana art history graduate student Nikolyn Garner. The exhibit will continue through May 31.

Garner is an SKC alumna and worked closely with SKC Fine Arts Department Head Cameron Decker. Through this exhibition, Garner hopes to increase access to contemporary American Indian artwork for students at the College as well as for the community.

“It is my hope that seeing the artwork that the students are studying will provide inspiration and motivation for these future artists,” says Garner. “The beautiful exhibition space at Salish Kootenai College provides a wonderful opportunity to share artwork from the Missoula Art Museum’s permanent collection. Continuum reflects the continually developing, adapting, and exploratory voices of contemporary American Indian artists.”

The exhibition also includes loans of artwork from SKC’s permanent collection and from MATRIX Press at the University of Montana.

The Missoula Art Museum’s Contemporary American Indian Art Collection features 175 artworks by 60 artists and 5 writer/poets who represent more than 25 nations from across the country. To find out more about the museum, call 406-728-0447 or visit the MAM website at