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Celebrate MLK Day at the Missoula Art Museum

January 16, 2020

Join University of Montana Western assistant professor of art history, Aja Mujinga Sherrard, for a special day of celebration, learning and artmaking at the Missoula Art Museum on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Free Family Workshop, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the movement for civil rights. Taking cues from contemporary artists such as Titus Kaphur and Kehinde Wiley, illuminated manuscripts, and blackout poetry, parents, children and families will apply processes of selective masking and/or illumination to historical images and the speeches of Dr. King to create mixed-media paintings and collage. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure a spot. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided.

 “Let us be dissatisfied until…” A Look at Black Art and Civil Rights
Adult Art Class, 1-3 p.m., $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers

The American Civil Rights movement was built on power – the power of words, actions and art. Artists from this movement and others have witnessed oppression, and armed with the power of beauty, dignity, and outrage, they investigated the profound and complex echoes of these moments in time. Professor Sherrard will give a lecture about art and protest, featuring the MAM’s own collection works by Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson, and Jacob Lawrence, as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the ongoing struggle for a world without oppression.  Call (406)-728-0447 to register for this class. Scholarships are available.

The Missoula Art Museum is located at 335 North Pattee Missoula, Montana. For more information about classes and events at the Missoula Art Museum, you can visit their website or call (406)-728-0447.