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Environmental Impact II

Discover the fragility and hopeful resiliency of our world.

Environmental Impact II features more than 50 artworks, including paintings, photography, sculptures, and film, focused on generating public attention surrounding environmental issues and unintended consequences of human interaction with nature. Produced and curated by David J. Wagner, topics covered in this exhibit include global climate change, the Gulf oil spill, unabated logging and mining, loss of bee populations, and more. Discover the fragility and hopeful resiliency of our world through the eyes of more than 20 leading contemporary artists.

Art pictured on this page:

  1. Karen Hackenberg, Fossil Feud, Oil Consumption, 2016, Oil on canvas, 23" x 29", Collection of Reed & Drinkwine.
  2. Walter W. Ferguson, Save the Seashore, Shore Pollution on Mediterranean Sea, 1993, Oil on canvas, 27.5" x 37.75".
  3. Peter Goin, Palm Forest, Shipai Village, China Original files from multiple exposures, 2013, Hahnamuhle watercolor paper 350 gsm, 24" x 128". 

The exhibit is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director.

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October 9 – December 31, 2021

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Women: A Century of Change | Museum of the Rockies
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Women: A Century of Change

Joy, Beauty, Love, Wisdom, Strength, and Hope

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Women: A Century of Change draws from the acclaimed National Geographic photo archives to showcase a global chronicle of the lives of women. Created to recognize the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, the exhibition illuminates where women have been, where they are now and where they are going, and celebrates trailblazers who have redefined what it means to be a woman. The more than 70 images depict women from over 30 countries, offering a glimpse into the lives of women worldwide throughout the past century.

The exhibition is divided into six themes: Joy, Beauty, Love, Wisdom, Strength, and Hope, with the collections in each theme evoking a sense of that emotion. From Amy Toensing’s photo of the joy felt between two women participating in India’s traditional Holi festival to Lynn Johnson’s image conveying the strength of women traversing the desert plains of Kenya to bring water to their families, the pictures invite reflection and recognition of the fact that, despite differences and distance, we all experience similar emotions. Interspersed throughout the exhibition are fascinating “Through the Lens” panels that feature behind-the-scenes anecdotes by the photographers on their experiences capturing some of their most compelling shots.

Complementing the exhibition is an additional section, “Portraits of Power,” featuring arresting images of groundbreaking women such as media executive Oprah Winfrey, an activist for gun violence prevention Emma González, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2019 Women’s World Cup champion Alex Morgan, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, and philanthropist Melinda Gates.

A companion book, Women: The National Geographic Image Collection, which contains nearly 450 photographs including those in the exhibition, will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

WOMEN is developed and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

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October 9 – December 31, 2021

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The Vikings Begin | Museum of the Rockies
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The Vikings Begin

Treasures from Uppsala University

The Vikings Begin includes magnificent weapons, both for attack and defense, but also smaller treasures such as jewelry and objects of magical importance. To understand the story of how the Vikings began, the exhibition looks at their relationship with the outside world, their spiritual and magical beliefs, the role of warfare, the importance of water and waterways, and how trade routes influenced their world.

Based on cutting-edge research by Neil Price, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, and John Ljungkvist, the exhibition is the premiere of a collection that has only been outside of Scandinavia a couple of times, with many finds that are around 1,400 years old. With Viking helmets, swords, and weapons for attack and defense, as well as jewelry, glass vessels, bowls, and other objects with magical importance, the artifacts tell stories both about the society and the people buried with them.

The exhibition is divided into thematic sections on Viking warfare, maritime trade, a ship burial, Norse gods, the Baltic Sea, and geopolitical relationships to other cultures, shedding new light on how early Viking society was organized, the role of women, and the development of maritime innovation that enabled the Vikings to reach faraway lands in the East and the West.

The exhibition is curated for a general audience, suitable for children from about 8 years old and up. 

 A traveling exhibition from Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum.

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May 29 – September 19, 2021

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Savage Ancient Seas | Museum of the Rockies
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Savage Ancient Seas

The Ancient Aquatic Deep

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Move over dinosaurs! Massive marine monsters have emerged in MOR's changing exhibit, Savage Ancient Seas. Walk beneath what must be the fossil version of the Loch Ness Monster; a 42-foot-long Elasmosaurus. Dive into an ancient underwater world 70 million years ago when carnivorous fish and giant sea reptiles swam a vast, shallow sea spanning North America. See more than 50 prehistoric marine skeletons, many on display for the first time in Montana! While dinosaurs ruled the land, these strange, spectacular creatures ruled the sea.

In partnership with Triebold Paleontology, Incorporated, Museum of the Rockies will create an ancient underwater environment where visitors can experience enormous, vicious sea monsters of the Cretaceous Period. The exhibition includes more than 50 prehistoric marine fossils, both cast, and real specimens, mounted in extraordinary three-dimensional displays. The skeletons are mounted dramatically, many suspended from the ceiling above, immersing visitors inside an ancient aquarium of sorts. 

Exhibition Highlights:

  • A 45-foot-long Tylosaurus, the largest mosasaur skeleton ever found in North America.
  • The largest turtle that ever lived, Archelon, an enormous sea turtle with a 17-foot flipper span.
  • Flying reptiles the size of hang-gliders: Pteranodon, fly overhead with wingspans over 11 feet.
  • The vicious and large "X-fish", Xiphactinus, the biggest bony fish known.

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January 23 – May 2 , 2021

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Face-coverings required; Limited daily admission, Please make a reservation

PLAN YOUR VISIT A photo collage of safety protocols for the museum. MAKE A RESERVATION Reservations can be made for the next 14 days from today, based on availability. The COVID-19 global pandemic has left an indelible mark on lives and businesses. MOR is no exception. We are excited to welcome you back to engage with and explore our world-class exhibitions. The museum values the safety and health of our members, visitors, and staff, and we are following Gallatin County, Montana, and Federal COVID-19 operating policies and cleaning standards. Because of these new standards, a few of our visitation policies have been modified. MOR will admit a limited number of guests inside the museum each day. To guarantee access to the museum, please make a reservation. If availability allows, walk-in guests will be admitted. Reservations can be made two weeks in advance, based on availability. Please refer to the below ADMISSION section for redeeming non-expired complimentary museum passes and your ASTC Travel Passport membership. Please bring and wear a mask or face-covering. It will be required during your visit. Museum staff will also be wearing masks. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of two (2) or to individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering due to a medical condition. Please read our face-covering letter from MOR leadership. Please stay with your group and maintain six (6) feet of social distancing inside the museum. Please note that if you don't feel well on the day of your visit, please contact us at 406.994.2251 to reschedule your visit. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Your support for Museum of the Rockies is essential to continuing world-renowned research and collections, vital educational outreach programs, rich and varied exhibitions. HOURS AND Admission Please see below for MOR's one-day admission rate. Rates are subject to change at any time. Additional discounts are suspended while we are offering this reduced admission price. Tickets are non-refundable. If you have a ticket(s) and do not feel well, please call 406.994. 2251 to reschedule. Make a Reservation Reservations can be made for the next 14 days from today, based on availability. MODIFIED OPERATIONS JULY 1 – September 13, 2020 The exhibition halls and Museum Store are open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Taylor Planetarium will have multiple shows daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Living History Farm is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m. A face-mask or face-covering will be required when you are inside of the Tinsley House. The following remain temporarily closed or suspended: Martin Children’s Discovery Center, Hager Auditorium, Board and classrooms, tours, and events. We will open these areas and resume tours and events when it is safe to do so. MOR Members: Free Child Under age 5: Free Youth age 5 – 17: $7.50 Seniors age 65+: $11.50 Adult age 18 – 64: $12.50 Montana State University Students, Faculty, & Staff: $8 (with valid ID) All school field trips, including summer school visits, are suspended until the fall. As a member of a science center or museum participating in the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you are eligible for complimentary general admission for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18. Please make your reservation via our online ticketing platform. Complimentary museum passes given out within the past three years, that display our alpha-numeric tracking code, and have not expired, can be redeemed on a walk-in basis. Previously issued complimentary passes that do not display our recently implemented alpha-numeric tracking code, or have expired, will no longer be accepted. We greatly appreciated the continued patronage of our members while the museum was closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. For questions regarding an annual museum membership, please email members@montana.edu. Please view and download the museum map before arrival as paper maps will not be distributed. To Visit MOR Masks/Face coverings are a must All museum staff, members, and visitors must bring and wear a face-covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while at the museum. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of two (2) or to individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering due to a medical condition. Masks will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. The use of a face-covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on the museum premises. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Social Distancing Maintain a safe six (6) feet minimum distance from others. If you come in a small group, please stay together. Limiting Access To ensure we are maintaining group control and safe distancing measures, we will allow a limited number of people inside Museum of the Rockies each day. Scheduling Your Time We ask that everyone reserve/schedule their visit online until further notice because we have limited access. If availability allows, walk-in members and visitors will be admitted. For assistance with ticketing, call 406.994.2251 Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cleaning and Hand Sanitizing Stations The museum values the safety and health of our visitors, and we are following the Montana and Federal COVID-19 cleaning standards. Upon entry to the museum and the museum store, please use the hand sanitizer provided. There will be numerous hand sanitizer stations located throughout the museum. Be Well We want you to be well so that we can share our exhibitions with our members and the public. If you have a fever, cough, chills, runny nose, etc., we ask you to PLEASE STAY HOME. We can always reschedule your visit, so please do not put yourself or others in jeopardy. We are asking this of our staff, as well. For everyone's safety, please do not drop in on the museum staff. Please arrange an appointment or a virtual meeting. We miss you and will see you soon! If you have a ticket(s) and on the day of your visit you do not feel well, please call 406.994.2251 to reschedule your visit. Food Food and beverages may not be consumed anywhere in the museum except for in the main lobby, lower lobby, and outside on the Bair Plaza. Snacks are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Vending machines are located in the lower lobby. Service Animals Trained service animals are welcome in the museum while wearing the appropriate service animal vest or identifier. Pets are not allowed. Smoking Smoking is prohibited in and around the museum. Wheelchairs & Strollers We have manual wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and available at the front desk. Please bring your stroller to the museum. Double strollers can navigate through MOR. Parking Parking is complimentary during regular business hours for museum visitors only. Overnight parking is prohibited. RV and Bus parking for museum visitors only is available on the east side of our parking lot or the overflow parking grassy area to the north of our parking lot if the east side parking lot is full. The overflow grassy parking area is not accessible when there is snow on the ground. Accessibility Individuals with disabilities who would like to request accessibility accommodation are encouraged to send an email to visitmor@montana.edu as far in advance as possible. Backpacks & Bags Please do not bring backpacks or large bags into the museum. The museum does not store luggage for visitors. 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Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints | Museum of the Rockies
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Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

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As the once-isolated nation of Japan entered the 20th century and began to assimilate a new, Westernized culture, demand for certain traditional handicrafts fell off significantly - among them, the iconic woodblock prints known in the West as ukiyo-e. Publishers and artists slowed production and created fewer new designs. Yet what seemed at first to be the death-knell of a unique art form without parallel in the world turned out to be the dawning of another, as the path was cleared for a new kind of print: shin hanga.

Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints focuses on seven artists who played a significant role in the development of the new print, and whose works boldly exemplify this new movement. Drawing from the superb collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the exhibition features the spectacular beauty portraits of the artists Hashiguchi Goyō (1880-1921), Itō Shinsui (1898-1972), Yamakawa Shūhō (1898-1944), and Torii Kotondo (1900-1976); striking images of kabuki actors by Yamamura Kōka (Toyonari) (1886-1942) and Natori Shunsen (1886-1960); as well as the evocative landscapes of Kawase Hasui (1883-1957).

These multi-talented artists were all successful painters as well, but this exhibit looks exclusively at their unrivaled work in print design and includes a cache of pencil drawings and rare printing proofs to offer insight into the exacting process of woodblock printing.\

About the Curator: Dr. Andreas Marks is the head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. From 2008 to 2013, he was the director and chief curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in California. He has a Ph.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a master’s degree in East Asian Art History from the University of Bonn. A specialist in Japanese woodblock prints, Marks is the author of 14 books; his Publishers of Japanese Prints: A Compendium is the first comprehensive reference work in any language on Japanese print publishers. In 2014 he received an award from the International Ukiyo‐e Society in Japan for his research.

​Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints was organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
 

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October 3 – December 31, 2020

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Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild | Museum of the Rockies
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Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild

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A LIFE IN THE WILD is an exhibition containing 40 of Mangelsen’s most resonant images—images that take viewers on a journey into the haunts of iconic species whose struggles for survival are metaphorical fulcrums for reflection in the 21st century.


"In an age of rampant digital manipulation of imagery and an era in which many nature photographers take shortcuts to amass portfolios by frequenting “game farms” - facilities that rent out wildlife “models” by the hour - Mangelsen’s work stands as a striking and noble counterpoint," says Bill Allen, retired editor in chief of National Geographic.

Every single image in Mangelsen’s portfolio has been taken in the wild under natural conditions; the result of him waiting for the “picture perfect moment” across decades and often in hostile conditions. Such a body of work can only be achieved by having a heightened sense of animal behavior, an uncanny feel for being able to read changing atmospherics in the environment, and patience.

At a time when digital technology is, notoriously, reprogramming its users to have shorter attention spans, A LIFE IN THE WILD stands as a testament to the rewards that can come to people who slow down their lives and wait for nature’s revelations to happen.

A LIFE IN THE WILD showcases Mangelsen’s signature, award-winning photographs of landscape and wildlife in all seven continents. Polar Dance, for example, is a whimsical portrait of polar bears appearing to prance in the Arctic that National Geographic called one of the most important of our time for getting viewers to ponder the consequences of climate change.

The exhibition includes Mangelsen’s Catch of the Day, one of the most widely circulated wildlife photographs in history, showing the exact moment that a spawning salmon, trying to leap over a small waterfall along Alaska’s Brooks River, soars right into the awaiting jaws of a massive brown bear. Catch of the Day was not only a monumental achievement in photography because it occurred before the advent of digital cameras and involved no digital manipulation, but also because thousands of photographers have attempted to emulate it. Like all of the photographs in the exhibition, it sparks conversation.

The exhibition was produced by Thomas D. Mangelsen, Inc. and David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

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September 26 – December 31, 2020

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Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly | Museum of the Rockies
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Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly

19 Live Reptiles

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Reptiles have enduring appeal, and this interactive zoological exhibition will bring you eye to eye with living species from around the world. Deadly snakes, colorful lizards, unusual turtles, and rugged crocodilians are exhibited in naturalistic habitats.

In this family-friendly exhibition, you will learn how to milk a viper, learn to speak croc, and test your knowledge with Turtle Trivia or Lizard WizardReptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly explores common myths about reptiles and will help you to foster a basic understanding of how reptiles fit into the animal kingdom and their native environments.

An experienced zoo professional remains with the exhibition to care for the living collection.

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Exhibited live reptiles include the following and are subject to change at any time.

  • Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) Instead of swimming after fish, this bizarre turtle lures them into its mouth with its worm-like tongue. This sit-and-wait predator often grows a thick mat of algae over its shell. It is the largest species of fresh-water turtle in North America.
  • Florida Soft-shelled Turtle (Trionyx sp.) These turtles have a flexible body rather than a rigid shell, making them look like animated pancakes in the water. They make up for their lack of protection with speed and an aggressive temperament.
  • Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina mccordi) Snake-necked turtles have comically long necks which they fold to one side when threatened. These active swimmers seem to be looking back at you and often follow a child’s finger across the front of the exhibit glass.
  • Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans) Indian star tortoises use their beautifully patterned shells as camouflage when hiding among tussocks of dry grass. The pet trade has heavily exploited them, and over-collecting has endangered some populations in the wild.
  • African Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis) African dwarf crocodiles are the smallest living crocodile species in the world. Despite growing to an adult length of only 6 feet, they are adept predators of vertebrates, large invertebrates such as crustaceans, and carcasses of animals.
  • American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) Our country’s most abundant crocodilian was once thought close to extinction, but American alligators have made an impressive come back. This was the first species taken off the U.S. endangered species list – a conservation success story!
  • Veiled Chameleon (Chameleo calyptratus) This tree-dwelling lizard looks like it’s from another planet! Eyes that move independently, skin that changes color with a mood, and a tongue longer than the body make chameleons unique.
  • Blue-tongue Skink (Tilgua scincoides) Stubby legs and small teeth make these lizards ill-equipped to run or fight. They depend on the element of surprise for protection, opening their mouth to his and reveal a bright blue tongue!
  • Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) This and the beaded lizard are the only legged lizards that are venomous to humans. Their jaws are powerful, and the bite is extremely painful, but it is rarely fatal to humans. The striking colors may warn predators that the Gila monster is venomous.
  • Frilled Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus sp.) These lizards give new meaning to the word camouflage. Textured skin, a flattened body, and a jagged outline make them disappear on tree bark. They offer a great interpretive opportunity – visitors love trying to find all of the residents in the gecko habitat.
  • Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta) This lizard endures blistering tropical sun, eats salty plants, and rarely gets fresh water. To conserve water, special glands in the head filter salt and drain into the nasal passage. The iguana sneezes to expel the brine.
  • Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) These beautiful snakes overwinter in dens in western Canada with hundreds of their own species. They swarm out of hibernation in the spring and congregate in writhing “mating balls.” Garter snakes subdue prey animals with brute force, often swallowing them alive.
  • Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis) High in the rainforest canopy, the green color and symmetrically looped bodies of these predators make them nearly invisible to predators and prey. They kill by constriction.
  • Mangrove Snake (Boiga dendrophila) This venomous snake has short grooved teeth in the rear of its upper jaw. The bite is rarely dangerous to humans but can paralyze small prey animals.
  • Red Spitting Cobra (Naja pallida) Spitting cobras are the only snakes that use venom at a distance. Venom is sprayed from an opening near the tip of each fang.
  • Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica) What big teeth! This African viper has the longest fangs of any snake – up to two inches. Intricate geometric patterns and keeled scales make this beautiful snake look velvety.
  • Pueblan Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) A variety of milk snakes display bright red, yellow, and black bands that make them look similar to the venomous coral snakes.
  • Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) The word reticulated refers to the pattern of intersecting lines on the snake's skin. Reticulated Pythons are probably the longest snakes.
  • Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) Size and pugnacious temper combined with highly toxic venom make this one of the most dangerous snakes in the United States. Organized snake hunts have decimated rattlesnake populations in many areas allowing rodent populations to expand rapidly.

 

Peeling Productions created the exhibit at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND.

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January 25 – September 13, 2020

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Two Extraordinary Wines Chosen for You

Since the dawn of civilization, wine has been the essence of celebration and ceremony, flowing with the times and changing with our cultures. Time in a Bottle is the theme of this year's Wine and Culinary Classic, and as our auction draws to a close, we present two distinguished bottles of Bordeaux wine. These wines were chosen from the extensive collection of Jon Chaney, local wine collector, and philanthropist.

Chateau Haut-Brion, 1982
Bordeaux Red Blend from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Haut-Brion, one of the original First Growth Chateaux, has one of the longest histories of any Bordeaux vineyard and the earliest known documents from Haut Brion date back to 1521. This makes Chateau Haut Brion the oldest, continuously working winery and luxury brand in Bordeaux. Thomas Jefferson was received at Chateau Haut Brion on May 25, 1787, as America’s French ambassador and later served the wine at the White House.

1982 is considered to be one of the best vintages of Chateau Haut Brion Rouge and the Chateau has an almost unequaled track record for quality and its ability to age and evolve.

Chateau Latour, 1982
Bordeaux Blend from Pauillac

The crowning glory is the 1982 Grand Vin de Chateau Latour. The history of the Chateau dates back to the 14th century and at the beginning of the eighteenth century, Chateau Latour started to be highly recognized around the world. The aristocracy and other wealthy groups of consumers including Thomas Jefferson became very enthusiastic about a few great estates, of which Latour was one.

Always somewhat atypical, the 1982 Latour has been the most opulent, flamboyant, and precocious of the northern Medocs and gives the impression of Right Bank rather than Left in its youth. It continues to evolve at a glacial pace. Drink it now, in 20 years, and in 50 years! Don't miss this one if you are a wine lover.

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Light on the Land: The Photographs of Albert Schlechten | Museum of the Rockies
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Light on the Land: The Photographs of Albert Schlechten

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In the early 1900s, Bozeman photographer Albert Schlechten set out to create a series of landscape photographs that expressed his love of Southwest Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Light on the Land: The Photographs of Albert Schlechten is an exhibition presenting a dramatic and beautiful natural world through the lens of Albert’s camera.

Developed from a collection of over 175 11" x 14" original glass plates in the Museum’s Photo Archive collections, the exhibition features a selection of 40 images spanning a period of over 30 years by one of Montana’s best landscape photographers.

This exhibit was curated by MOR's Curator of Art and Photography Steve Jackson and MOR Exhibitions. 

 

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October 19 - December 31, 2019

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Amazing Butterflies | Museum of the Rockies
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Amazing Butterflies

You are a caterpillar. Go earn your wings!

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Amazing Butterflies invites you to shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth. Produced by Minotaur Mazes of Seattle, this immersive experience is based on an exhibition created for the Natural History Museum in London, featuring their scientific input and interpretation.

Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes, revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies, and their natural surroundings.

Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight! Together, families will explore this interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day.

Become a caterpillar and find your way through a secret, wild world. As you navigate the terrain filled with challenges around every twist and turn, take on puzzles, games, and exciting interactivities. The brave can even take to the air and soar down the butterfly zip slide.

You’ll discover fascinating facts about one of our planet's most amazing lifecycles. But beware. The maze includes dead-ends, down which, lurks poisonous plants and predators waiting to pounce. Choose the right route, stamp your card along the way, and emerge as a beautiful butterfly.

Note: Live butterflies are not part of this exhibit.

Minotaur Mazes curated this exhibit.

 

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The Montana Arts Council is funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund.



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EXHIBIT DATES

October 19 - December 31, 2019

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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The Real Genghis Khan | Museum of the Rockies
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The Real Genghis Khan

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Discover the real life of one of the world’s greatest civilizers – the man who gave the West passports, pants, paper money, forks, and much more. Explore the culture, conquests, and heritage of one of the world's greatest conquerors, when the treasures and stories of Genghis Khan's 13th-century Mongol Empire are presented in Bozeman for the first time. The Genghis Khan exhibition offers an adventure in the vast grassland of Central Asia, amid the relics of Genghis Khan's reign. 

Experience life in 13th-century Mongolia, entering the tents, battlegrounds, and marketplaces of a vanished world. Explore Genghis Khan's life and those of his sons and grandsons during the formation, peak, and decline of the Mongol Empire. View rare treasures from 13th-century Mongolia; more than 200 spectacular objects will be on display to illustrate this story, including gold jewelry and ornaments, silk robes, musical instruments, pottery, sophisticated weaponry, and numerous other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts.

Enter the exotic atmosphere of ancient Mongolia and meet the man Time and the Washington Post named as "the most important person of the last millennium." Visit this spectacular and uniquely interactive exhibition that tells the story of Genghis Khan-his life, his land, his people, his culture, and his enduring legacy.

This exhibition was created by Don Lessem and produced by Dinodon, Inc.

Exhibition Events:

The Real Genghis Khan Mongolian Dance and Music Performance
Enjoy live performances with Mongolian artists. Get a sense of Mongolia through its lively music and traditional dances.

  • Saturday, May 25 – Monday, September 2* | Daily | 12:30 p.m & 3:30 p.m. | Hager Auditorium | Included with admission
    *Performances will not take place on June 7, 8, & 9.
  • Tuesday, September 3 – Sunday, September 29 | Weekdays at 12:30 p.m. | Weekends at 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. | Hager Auditorium | Included with admission

Genghis Khan Family Day
Saturday, June 1 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Included with admission
Explore the life, land, people, and culture of the Mongolian Empire during a morning filled with extra educational activities. Games, crafts, and more will help us understand and discover this summer’s changing exhibit.

The Real Genghis Khan Exhibit Tours
Saturday, June 8 – Monday, September 2 | Daily | 2:15 p.m. | Included with admission
Enjoy a docent-guided tour of The Real Genghis Khan exhibition. 

 

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EXHIBIT DATES

May 18 – September 29, 2019

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Mindbender Mansion | Museum of the Rockies
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Mindbender Mansion

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Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Adults and children alike will enjoy challenging their minds as they try to master each of the 11 individual brainteasers and the three group activities in this fun and quirky new exhibit. For a greater challenge, learn how to become a member of the eccentric Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords from select puzzles and group activities.

Visitors to Mindbender Mansion will be greeted by the wacky Mr. E., master brainteaser and puzzler extraordinaire, and current curator of the Mindbender Society. He will explain the mysteries of Mindbender Mansion and how to become a member of the eccentric Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords. The clues can only be found by solving key puzzles found in select themed areas.

Mindbender Mansion is produced and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon © 2009

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ASSISTING SPONSORS: 
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EXHIBIT DATES

February 16 – April 28, 2019

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children's Book Illustration | Museum of the Rockies
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Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustration

CHILDHOOD CLASSICS: 100 YEARS OF CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION

Children’s books have always had a dual purpose: first, they are created to educate and entertain young readers – to start them off on a lifetime of reading enrichment and enjoyment; second, they are historical touchstones, reflecting and visualizing the history and the values of the era they are written in. This exhibition presents the illustrations and the illustrators that brought these stories to life.

With over 125 original works included from numerous books, the exhibition explores the history of children’s books from the turn of the century pen and ink Mother Goose art of Sarah Noble Ives, to the most popular works of today including the digital creations of Mo Willems. The exhibition features the original art of Dr. Seuss, the iconic Wild Things of Maurice Sendak and the perennial heroism of Garth Williams’ Stuart Little. Among the many classic illustrators featured are Rosemary Wells, Richard Scarry, Chris Van Allsburg and Hilary Knight. Fondly remembered characters of literature include Babar, Eloise, Madeline, the Cat in the Hat and Dick & Jane. Extensive wall labels illuminate the works.

Photography and videography of the exhibit are not allowed.

Childhood Classics was curated and organized by Lee Cohen and Lois Sarkisian in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions. Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
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CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS:
Sibanye Stillwater logo     Kenyon Noble Logo     Bridger Aerospace Logo

Alycia Patencio-Travis and Reuben Travis


SUPPORTING SPONSORS:
Robert Peccia and Associates Logo     Ressler Chevy Logo


ASSISTING SPONSORS: 
Dino Drop In Logo     Michael & Laurie White

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EXHIBIT DATES

February 9 – April 28, 2019

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Big Mike at Museum of the Rockies | Museum of the Rockies
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Big Mike

MOR 555 welcomes you to Museum of the Rockies.

A bronze statue of MOR 555, a Tyrannosaurus rex, discovered in 1988 by Kathy Wankel greets you upon arrival.

In 1988, Kathy Wankel discovered a portion of the arm of a T. rex near Montana's Fort Peck Reservoir on lands administered by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The arm belonged to one of the most complete T.rex skeletons ever discovered. A Museum of the Rockies field crew worked to excavate the Wankel T.rex from 1989 - 1990 and eventually put it on display in the museum (see below image). 

Using a mold created directly from the bones, the skeleton was cast in bronze by Research Casting International of Ontario Canada in 2001, becoming the first life-size bronze T. rex in the world.  The cast measures 38 feet in length, stands 15 feet tall, and weighs 10,000 pounds. On October 3, 2001, the skeleton was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael P. Malone, 10th President of Montana State University from 1991 to 1999. Big Mike was a gift to Museum of the Rockies from its National Advisory Board and friends.

In 2014, the fossil bones of the Wankel T. rex (MOR 555) were sent to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History on a fifty-year loan. In its new pose devouring a Triceratops, the Wankel T.rex, renamed the Nation’s T. rex, is the now the centerpiece of the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time, a 31,000-square-foot dinosaur and fossil hall inside the Smithsonian.

We encourage you to take and post photos of Big Mike during your visit. #BigMike

The Wankel T. rex on display at MOR until 2013.  

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Ongoing

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Outside the museum

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Free to the public

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Into the Arctic | Museum of the Rockies
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Into the Arctic

Over 50 oil paintings by artist and explorer Cory Trépanier

Into the Arctic showcases over fifty original oil paintings documenting Trépanier’s expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian Arctic, a biosphere so remote and untouched, that most of its vast landscape has never been painted before.

Canadian painter, Cory Trépanier, created the body of work, drawn from four purposeful expeditions that spanned the course of a decade. The result is a time capsule of some of the planet’s most spectacular, yet fragile landscapes. During four extended expeditions to the far corners of the Arctic, Trépanier immersed himself into the land Canadians refer to as “The North,” hauling a backpack loaded with camping gear, and painting and filming supplies, which at times exceeded 100 lbs. He often traveled with Inuit, gaining first-hand knowledge from First Nation people. Confronting elements that included raging storms and ravenous hordes of mosquitoes, Trépanier’s motivation through it all was the inspiration for canvas and film born of experience in locations inexperienced by the population as a whole. The result is a remarkably unique and moving body of work that includes an unsurpassed collection of paintings.

Register for the September 22 Into the Arctic II Film Screening

Into the Arctic was produced by David J. Wagner L.L.C.​

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Supporting Sponsor:
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EXHIBIT DATES

September 22, 2018 to January 27, 2019

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Polar Obsession | Museum of the Rockies
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Polar Obsession

Unique wildlife images from National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen

Polar Obsession a photography exhibition featuring striking images of the world’s polar regions from National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen. The images will take visitors underwater and across the ice, delivering a unique close-up of wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Nicklen, who regards himself as an ambassador for polar life, grew up in a small Inuit community in the Canadian Arctic. From an early age, he learned how to survive in the frozen terrain and developed a passion for the wildlife around him. Today, his expeditions take him to the ends of the Earth in pursuit of rare, close-up photographs of polar species, their intriguing ways, and their environs. Constantly honing his understanding of wildlife behavior in order to approach the animals in their most intimate natural settings, Nicklen uses photography to dispel myths, reveal rarely seen behaviors and intensify the world’s interest in the entire polar ecosystem.

The exhibition is drawn from Nicklen’s National Geographic book Polar Obsession, which showcases important insights into animal behavior, the fragile polar environment and climate change that threatens the ice and its inhabitants.

Polar Obsession will include 57 of the 150 images from the book, which features Nicklen’s most spectacular images from the polar reaches. From huge elephant seals, leopard seals, whales, walruses, narwhals and polar bears to penguins, albatrosses, petrels, arctic cod and tiny krill, Nicklen, an underwater photography specialist, captures the beauty of a wide variety of polar animals, large and small, and the icy paradise in which they live. Each scene is bathed in polar light, surreal and breathtakingly beautiful.

 “The polar regions are disappearing quickly, and I want my photo essays to stand as a reminder of what is at stake. It is my mission to bring the rare, remote and threatened to caring people who can enjoy and help protect these lands and creatures,” Nicklen writes in his book introduction.

National Geographic Logo      Polar Obsession is organized and traveled by National Geographic. 
 

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Assisting Sponsors:    The logo for GCC Trident      The logo for F-11 and the Print Refinery.

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EXHIBIT DATES

September 22, 2018 to January 27, 2019

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World | Museum of the Rockies
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Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World

Explore the history & science of the world’s most recognized musical instrument.

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PLAY the worlds largest guitar.   VIEW 100 instruments & historical artifacts.   LISTEN to diverse genres of music.   ENGAGE with STEAM-based interactives.   DISCOVER it’s cultural impact.

View the GUITAR: Music Mondays schedule      View the GUITAR: Evening with an Expert schedule

Explore the history of the world’s most recognized musical instrument. Experience the science, sound, history, and cultural impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains instruments ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative - along with hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens, performance video, audio, stunning images, and photographs. You, too, can play a Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long guitar. Discover how the selection of different materials and strings, fused with electromagnetism and amplification, create an elaborate device that has revolutionized music.

The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This fully immersive exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past 400 hundred years to the science of creating sound with wood and steel.

Packed with STEAM-based elements, GUITAR  introduces visitors to concepts including electromagnetism, sound waves, frequency, decibel levels, mathematical scales, engineering design, and materials - along with amplification, memory skills, and performance.

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World is a touring exhibition of the National GUITAR Museum.

Presenting Sponsor:
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Contributing Sponsor: The Gilhousen Family Foundation

Supporting Sponsor: Ressler Chevrolet

Assisting Sponsors: Music Villa   Opportunity Bank

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EXHIBIT DATES

MAY 26 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Julius Caesar: Military Genius and Mighty Machines | Museum of the Rockies
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Julius Caesar: Military Genius & Mighty Machines

If we could travel back in time and visit Ancient Rome, we would be very surprised to see how many aspects of our society resemble those of 2,000 years ago. We would learn that we have inherited from this great Empire many of the objects, concepts, technologies, and machines that are part of our contemporary life.

It has been said that the Romans copied, or at least were greatly influenced by Alexandrine Science (that Greek-Hellenistic revolution sparked by Alexander the Great, circa 300-100 B.C.E.). However, it is thanks to the socioeconomic conditions created during the Roman Empire and the Romans’ shrewd, selective adaptations of that knowledge that have allowed the spread and preservation of many “ancient technologies” to us.

Julius Caesar: Military Genius & Mighty Machines was born from the desire to recreate this fascinating period of history, as realistically as possible, to explore and experience the mighty machines, gadgets, and clever technologies of the Roman Empire.


Showcasing over 50 interactive machines, reconstructed scaled models, recreated artwork and frescoes the exhibition is presented covering four themes:

  • Military Genius: The machines are interactive, reconstructed to scale by the Niccolai Teknoart Artisans, using only materials available in Roman times. Follow the exploits of Gaius Julius Caesar, reformer (inventor), military and political leader, and who played a crucial role in the transition from a republican system of government to an imperial one. Through the conquest of Gaul, Caesar expanded the Roman “res publica” from Egypt to the Atlantic Ocean and led the Roman armies to the first invasions in the written history of Britain and Germany.
  • All Roads Lead To Rome: The Romans understood physics and excelled at controlling natural resources (the aqueduct), and used the abacus to manage their finances. To communicate with and better administrate (control) their multi-ethnic populations in such a vast Empire, they adopted a sophisticated strategy of propaganda images, which we now refer to as Public Relations or even “Spin”.
  • Building Rome: The Roman Empire was in a state of constant expansion. Engaging in large-scale construction projects, from roads and bridges to baths houses and majestic monuments such as the Roman Arch that was symbolic of the Empire’s greatness. What made these feats of construction engineering so remarkable and durable was the sophisticated Roman use of construction materials. Inventions like cement, glass windows and large-scale production of an incredible variety of brick and marble products are examples of such.
  • Entertainment and Lifestyle: They built amphitheaters (the Oval Arena is their invention) to host gladiatorial games, their favorite sporting event. The Colosseum is one of the world’s most famous monuments. This stadium, technologically advanced even by today’s standards, was fitted with features such as the velarium, the vomitoria, lifts, turning platforms, and turnstiles. The skilled Teknoart artisans have meticulously reconstructed these features to scale, and have even recreated the gladiators in their dramatic final act. Other forms of entertainment and lifestyle are examined (gambling with dice, playing with dolls and fast foods). In fact, Roman citizens enjoyed a busy calendar of religious rites and social events aided by gadgets such as pocket sundials and personal “notebooks."

Journey back in time 2,000  years to discover the life, culture, and engineering genius that was created by Roman Empire. Handcrafted by Italian artists, this exhibition contains interactive models that integrate science and history. Museum guests are encouraged to explore the innovative machines that continue to influence the technologies of today.

The exhibition is presented by The Niccolai Group, Artisans of Florence PTY Ltd.

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Assisting Sponsor: Tony & Martha Biel

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EXHIBIT DATES

FEBRUARY 17 TO MAY 13, 2018

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Memory on Glass: D.F. Barry on Standing Rock, 1878-1891 | Museum of the Rockies
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