The Missoulian reports on the Missoula Art Museum‘s 42nd annual Benefit Art Auction, at which $11,650 was raised to help fund educational programs. The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation matched this donation, which will help to expand outreach of the Museum’s Fifth Grade Experience program, provide busing stipends to rural Montana schools and hold summer art classes for low-income youths.
The grant will also fund a week-long residency with artist Joe Feddersen, where students from Salish Kootenai College, the University of Montana, and possibly high schools will have the opportunity to work with the renowned printmaker. Feddersen’s residency will run from March 19th through March 26th, alongside the exhibit Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, on view February 18th to June 1st.
The Benefit Art Auction is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Missoula Art Museum. The event raised $114,000 in total for the Museum’s programs and free, public exhibitions. Read more at the Missoulian website.