Drawings of the Subconscious, a display of drawings by Great Falls artist Mirle Freel. On view through Dec. 31. At 321 W. Broadway in Butte. Call 723-7600.
Art Museum of Missoula
Te Ao Tawhito/Te Ao Hou, Old Worlds/New Worlds, a group exhibition of contemporary art from New Zealand. On display in the First Floor Galleries through Dec. 30. Also, New Works, an exhibition of paintings by Blackfeet artist Neil Parsons. On display in the Upstairs Gallery through Dec. 30. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.
November’s featured artists are Doug Day and Mark Wilson, whose dual photo exhibition documents the buildings, landscape and artifacts of the Randolph Homestead. On view through Nov. 30 with an opening reception Friday, Nov. 17. At 190 S. Third W. Call 728-1358.
A Day of the Dead Celebration, featuring Aztec dancer Israel Mena, on Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty Years Later: Teacher-Student, photographs by Lauren Shaw and D.S. Catlin. On view through Nov. 11. At 241 W. Main. Call 327-6688.
Chrysalis, new sculpture in concrete by Jonathan Qualben. Opening reception Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through November. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.
Art of the Living and the Dead, with an opening reception Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 525 N. Higgins. Call 549-9010.
Hockaday Museum of Art
Equine Illustrations, recently discovered illustrations by Eleanor Iselin Wade. On view through Jan. 27, 2001. Also, Jay Rummell: A Montana Original, a retrospective show of work by legendary Missoula painter and printmaker Jay Rummell. On display through Nov. 4. In addition, Echoes, a display of landscape paintings by Ralph Weigmann. On display through Nov. 4. And the new Flathead Valley featured artist is Linda Katsuda, whose work will also be on view through Nov. 4. Plus, don’t forget A Montana Treasure: The Poindexter Collection of the Montana Historical Society, an exhibit of abstract expressionist works, including paintings by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. On view through June 2, 2001. At 302 Second St. in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Isis Studio Gallery
Grand Opening Celebration with cellist Lee Zimmerman, Friday, Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Opening exhibition of work by artist/proprietors Crystal Kingston and Piere Pahl. At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. Call 246-2787.
Ponderosa Art Gallery
Featuring work by American and Canadian painters and sculptors, including Jim Reynolds, Bill Anton, Sherry Sander, Robert Bateman, Bob Kuhn, Terri Mimnaugh, Tim Shinabarger and Scott Christensen. At 944 Springhill Road in Hamilton. Call 375-1212.
Facing Chaos II, masks on monoprints by Martha Elizabeth. Opening reception Friday, Nov. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m., including signings of the artist’s new poetry chapbook Considering Manon. On display through November. At 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.
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.
UC Commons & Gardens
On the first floor mezzanine of the University Center, Persephone’s Robe, a felted design by Amy Lanning and oil-and-charcoal work by Jennifer Erickson. In the Second Floor North Lounge, Master Paintings, selected works from the Master Painting class, along with The Persistence of Joy, an oil painting by Jacqueline Hope Brazil, and the clay sculpture of Andrea Tuinstra. In the Computer Lounge, Designs by Tom Rippon. In rooms 222 and 223, Magic Flute, paintings by Marianne Vigeland. In Conference Rooms 215 and 216, Fear, color photographs by Jennifer Yaros. In the Gardens, Dancing Figure mixed media sculpture by Mary Richards plus Dancing Moon Spirit and Free Spirit, metal sculptures by Daniel Kraus. And on the third floor, selected works from UM students, faculty and alumni, from the permanent collection of the UM Museum of Fine Arts. On permanent display. In the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.
University Center Gallery
Remnants, assemblages of found painted wood by Mike Wright. Opening reception Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through Nov. 17. This exhibition also includes Giving/Getting, an ongoing display that explores the value of art in a gallery setting; artists are invited to bring a small work of art to trade. On the second floor of the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
Natural Alchemy, naturalistic paintings by Ricki Klages, and Women of Pompeii, clay-and-paper casts by Ellen Ornitz. On view through Nov. 21 in the Social Science Building on UM campus. Call 243-2813.
UM Museum of Fine Arts
Best of the West Art Auction, a fundraiser for UM’s Museum of Fine Arts and its permanent collection, Saturday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 in the University Center Ballroom. Auction tickets $100. Call 243-4970 for reservations. On display: The Great Montana Dog and Pony Show, a show of life-sized recreations of dogs, horses, boots and bears made from a variety of media, and Best of the West Art Auction Exhibit, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and other works shown in conjunction with the auction. On display through Nov. 14. In the Henry Meloy and Paxson Galleries, in PAR/TV Center on UM campus. Call 243-2019.