C.M. Russell Museum Director to Speak at UM Feb. 16

February 12, 2016

MISSOULA – C.M. Russell Museum Executive Director Michael Duchemin will present a lecture titled “Nature and Culture in the Rocky Mountains” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture at the University of Montana.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center’s Montana Theatre.

Duchemin’s presentation is in conjunction with MMAC’s current exhibition“Glorious Vista: Art of the American West from the Permanent Collection.” The exhibition explores the geography and people of the Rocky Mountain West during the 19th and 20th centuries. Sixty landscapes and historical depictions of Native peoples are on view through Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Paxon and Meloy galleries of the PAR/TV Center.

Duchemin was hired as executive director of the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls in 2013. The museum preserves, interprets and educates on the art and life of Charles M. Russell and his contemporaries.

MMAC academic-year gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The museum is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. For more information call 406-243-2019 or visit http://www.umt.edu/montanmuseum

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Contact: Barbara Koostra, director, Montana Museum of Art & Culture at UM, 406-243-2020, barbara.koostra@mso.umt.edu.