Art Museum of Missoula
An Argument for Drawing, an exhibition on the current state of the all-but-forgotten art of drawing, ranging from the traditional to the conceptual. Includes the work of regional artists like Kristi Hagar, Catherine Courtneye and Sandra Del Pogetto, and an interactive drawing station that lets you try your own hand at the craft. Runs through Jan. 28. Also on view, The 28th Annual Art Auction Exhibition, a fundraising show of work in the upstairs galleries. Final preview reception this Friday, Jan. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. Live auction this Saturday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the UC Commons. Admission $45 at the door, $40 in advance. Call 728-0447.
Paintings by Missoula artist Jayne Piazza and pottery by Butte artist Kirk Belding. Both shows on display through January. At 111 North Higgins. Call 549-3596.
The artist of the month is painter Steve Kelly, presenting oils on canvas. On display through January. At 190 S. 3rd W. Call 728-1358.
Mixed-media show by past and present members of The Atlantis Art Colloquium of the Atlantic Hotel. On display through January. At 232 N. Higgins. Call 721-2168.
Black-and-white western prints of Barbara Van Cleve, with chromogenic prints by Carolyn Krieg. Also, wire sculpture by Brent Ruby and black-and-white photography by Hal Gage. On view through January. At 123 West Broadway. Call 721-3154.
Food For Thought
The Grand Landscape, landscape photography by Tom Till. On display through January. At 540 Daly Ave. Call 721-6033.
Hockaday Museum of Art
Images of an Idyllic Past, photographs of North American Indian life by Edward S. Curtis. Also, Rhythms with Nature, an exhibition of landscape paintings by Barbara Candelaria, the Hockaday’s latest Flathead Valley Featured Artist. Both shows run through Feb. 12. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Monte Dolack Gallery
Showcase of work by Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival, along with jewelry by Marlene Dolack. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.
January 2000 Print Exhibition, featuring work by 13 local artists. On display through Jan. 31. Closing reception Friday, Jan. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Reunion Exhibit, a collection of photographs by the Rocky Mountain School of Photography staff. On view through January. At 210 North Higgins. Call 543-0171.
Group show of work by Second Thought’s friendly staff. On view through January. Call 549-2790.
Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past, featuring 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. Call 721-5140.
University Center Gallery
Isolations, recent black-and-white photographs by Shelly Truman. Now on display. Opening reception Friday, Feb. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Artist’s slide presentation Monday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 243-4491.
Selected works from UM students, faculty and alumni, from the permanent collection of the UM Museum of Fine Arts. On permanent display. Call 243-4991.
Dancing Figure mixed media sculpture by Mary Richards plus Dancing Moon Spirit and Free Spirit, metal sculptures by Daniel Kraus. On display through spring. Call 243-4991.
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
She Is Not He, an exploration of gender roles as illustrated through the photographs by Bozeman artist Susie Mathre. Also, Scott Bardsley Memorial Exhibition, a commemorative show of ceramics by the UM graduate student who was tragically murdered last fall. Both shows open Monday, Jan. 31 with an opening reception Friday, Feb. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 243-2813.