Exhibit showcases native artists' contemporary works

2014-05-29T16:56:00Z 2014-09-07T10:14:26Z Exhibit showcases native artists' contemporary worksCourtesy of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture missoulian.com

The works of four Alaska Native artists who create contemporary installation-based work that explores gender, memory, race, nationality and cultural heritage are on display at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture’s Paxson and Meloy galleries.

Named after a book by Native American author Sherman Alexie, the “This is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists” exhibit runs through July 5.

Featured artists are Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Susie Silook, Da-ka-xeen Mehner and Nicholas Galanin.

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture is located in the PAR/TV Building at the University of Montana. The gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

Docent tours are available for “This is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists.” For more information call 243-2019.

Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Western States Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. This exhibition was organized by the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, in partnership with the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.

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