MOR is pleased to host the Extreme History Project lecture series that encourages public understanding of the way our history has shaped our present. Speakers take a fresh look at interesting historical topics.
Will Wright will present on Helen McAuslan, Modern Medium: Art and Architecture in Twentieth-Century Bozeman. This presentation focuses on the life and home of abstract painter Helen McAuslan, using both to understand the connections between art and architecture within the context of Montana's modernist movement. A common thread for McAuslan’s version of "modernism" was her rejection of a traditional past in hope for a more liberated future. If the nineteenth-century West was remembered through the works of male artists such as Charles Russell and Frederic Remington, then the twentieth-century West should be known through the contributions of female artists like McAuslan.