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Brandon Reintjes, curator of art, Montana Museum of Art & Culture, 406-243-2019, brandon.reintjes@mso.umt.edu .

Missoula Artist Freedman to Lecture at UM

Sep. 05, 2013

MISSOULA – The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will host a lecture by Missoula artist Henry Freedman at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center at the University of Montana.

The lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Henry Freedman: Imagining New Worlds,” which is on display in the PAR/TV Center’s Meloy Gallery through Sept. 21. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The exhibition includes more than 100 new collages and constructions by Freedman. Originally from Boston and trained as a painter, Freedman is a professor emeritus of art history at Keene State College in New Hampshire. Despite the demands of academia, Freedman created art throughout his career, saying “because I continue to create, I am a better teacher. Art and art history are not separate; they are facets of the same jewel.”

His art references a vast knowledge of art history, passion as a collector and love of travel. He insists on using recycled and throwaway materials to take advantage of the “spontaneous accident.” Imagery of gold stars, balloons and lollipops are repeated in many of his pieces.

Freedman also will present an exclusive gallery tour of his artwork at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, in the PAR/TV Center’s Paxson Gallery. Participation is limited to 28 people and registration is available by calling 406-243-2019 or emailing museum@umontana.edu.

The MMAC is open in the PAR/TV Center from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. For more information and to learn more about the “Four Collections” exhibit also currently on display at the museum, visit http://www.umt.edu/montanamuseum.

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Note to media: Digital images of Freedman’s work are available by calling Shawn Whitworth at 406-243-2019 or emailing shawn.whitworth@mso.umt.edu.

 

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