Present Tense: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation // Montana Museum of Art & Culture


Barbara Koostra, Suzanne and Bruce Crocker Director of Montana Museum of Art & Culture, introduces guest speaker, Jordan D. Schnitzer at the Present Tense: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundations exhibition event, 2016

Barbara Koostra, Suzanne and Bruce Crocker Director of Montana Museum of Art & Culture, introduces guest speaker, Jordan D. Schnitzer at the Present Tense: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundations exhibition event, 2016

Present Tense: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation includes works by famous contemporary artists such as Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, who used language to challenge its typical narrative function. In Lalla Essaydi’s large-scale photograph, Les Femmes du Maroc No. 35, the artist’s calligraphy covers every surface in the room, including the subject’s face, hands and feet. Through this forceful and explicit reinterpretation of 19th-century European portraiture, Essaydi inverts the historical tradition of outsiders – particularly white, male Europeans – defining the meaning of Arabic women’s bodies. Other artists such as Jenny Holzer or Robert Cottingham have used letters, words or short phrases to make viewers think about shape and symbolic meaning in different ways.

Curated by Jeremy Canwell.  On view in the Meloy and Paxson Galleries.



EVENTS

Opening Reception - Present Tense: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schitzer and His Family Foundation - Thursday, September 29 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Masquer Theatre, UM PARTV Center Lobby, and Meloy and Paxson Galleries. Portland, Oregon-based art collector Jordan Schnitzer will present at 5:00pm, and UM Art Professor Elizabeth Dove will host a print-making workshop at 5:45pm. Free and open to the public, refreshments served

Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents a panel discussion of Present Tense: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation - Friday, October 21 - 5:00 - 7:00pm

Gallery preview in the Meloy and Paxson Galleries, 5:00 -5:30pm, panel discussion 5:30 - 7:00pm PARTV Center, Masquer Theatre

MMAC presents a public lecture by MMAC Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator, Jeremy Canwell, PhD, “An Introduction to Semiotics” - Thursday, November 3 - 6:30 - 8:00pm

Gallery preview of Present Tense: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation begins at 6:30pm in the Meloy and Paxson Galleries, PAR/TV Center, lecture begins at 7:00pm in the Masquer Theatre. Free and open to the public.

Docent Tours - Docent Tour of Present Tense: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Meloy and Paxson Galleries, PARTV Center

  • Thursday, October 6 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Friday, October 7 - 5:00 - 6:00pm
  • Thursday, October 13 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, October 20 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, October 29 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, November 3 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, November 10 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, November 17 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, December 1 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, December 8 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, December 8 - 5:00 - 6:00pm
  • Thursday, December 15 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, December 22 - 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Thursday, December 29 - 2:00 - 3:00pm