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The Montana Modernists: Shifting Perceptions
On view through June 11, 2023
Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, Montana

“The Montana Modernists” exhibition follows the investigation of twentieth-century postwar Montana art in guest curator Dr. Michele Corriel’s new book “Montana Modernists: Shifting Perspectives on Western Art.” Examining the emergence of an avant-garde movement in the state, Dr. Corriel profiles the pioneers of this movement, Jessie Wilber, Frances Senska, Bill Stockton, Isabelle Johnson, Robert DeWeese, and Gennie DeWeese. Together, these artists implemented an aesthetic philosophy and a modern understanding of form, color, and abstraction that expanded the way Western art in Montana is defined.

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[Image: Mountain Road, 1998, Gennie DeWeese, (1921 – 2007), Oil stick on canvas, 83 x 93 inches, Museum purchase (1999.13)]