Printmaking Artist Returns to UM for Weeklong Residency, Lecture

February 27, 2017

MISSOULA – University of Montana alumna Molly Murphy Adams will return to campus in March as a visiting artist for a weeklong printmaking residency that is a collaboration between the UM School of Art’s MATRIX Press and the Missoula Art Museum.

Throughout the week, Murphy Adams will work on several prints in Fine Arts Building Room 403. Her printmaking schedule is:

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 8.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 9.

At 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, Murphy Adams will curate prints in Fine Arts Building Room 403. She also will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Missoula Art Museum, located at 335 N. Pattee St. in downtown Missoula. All events are free and open to the public.

Murphy Adams is an exhibiting artist specializing in contemporary sculptural beadwork and printmaking. She was raised in western Montana and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UM in 2004. Her work illustrates the blending of culture, identity and histories. 

The printmaking residency was created in 2016 by MATRIX Press and the Missoula Art Museum. It will bring four Native American visiting artists to Missoula to participate in the project. Murphy Adams is the second artist in the series. The work completed during the residencies will culminate in an exhibit at the Missoula Art Museum in 2018. Learn more about the residency and see images of Murphy Adams’ work at


Contact: James Bailey, professor, UM School of Art, 406-243-2691, .