Current Exhibitions

On view: 01-Nov-2018 09-Feb-2019

En plein air: 

The Artist and the Natural World

Selections from the Permanent Collection

On view November 1, 2018 - February 9, 2019

Since the dawn of humanity, artists have looked to the natural world for guidance, inspiration, and understanding. This selection of works from the Permanent Collection of the Masur Museum and the Twin City Art Foundation features landscapes and other scenes from nature, though the artists have interpreted their surroundings in vastly different ways. From the romantic English countryside of Frederick William Hulme and the hazy bayous of Alexander Drysdale, to the scientific specimens of Alberto Rey, take a journey through this exploration of nature, and art's relationship to it.


Please note: this exhibition is in the upstairs galleries of our historic building, and is unfortunately not accessible for those with limited mobility.

Image: Alexander Drysdale (1870-1934), Untitled, oil pastel on board.

On view: 1-Nov-2018 9-Feb-2019

Richard Buswell: Close to Home

On view November 1, 2018 – February 9, 2019

Richard Buswell has photographed Western settlement sites, ghost towns and frontier homesteads for more than 41 years. He has exhibited internationally and is included in the major American collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Masur Museum of Art, and more.

Throughout his career, Buswell increasingly has moved closer to his subject matter, emphasizing corroded artifacts and decayed bones to reveal the ravages of time. Ironically, Buswell’s photographs are not about loss, but about preservation. Buswell documents the effects of extraction and industry, while also portraying the renewal of the land.

Richard Buswell: Close to Home was organized by the Montana Museum of Art & Culture, at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.


Image: Richard Buswell, Skull Tree, 2010, selenium-toned gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the Montana Museum of Art & Culture.