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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.

​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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September 26 – 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, Allen says.

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 involves 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

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

You can “milk” a viper, learn to speak croc in under five minutes, and test your knowledge with “Turtle Trivia” or “Lizard Wizard.” 

An experienced zoo professional remains with the exhibition to care for the living collection and maintain safety protocols.

Exhibited species are subject to change, but may include the following:

  • 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.
  • 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. They have been heavily exploited by the pet trade 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!
  • Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) Some like it hot! Australians often find these lizards sunbathing atop fence posts where their body temperatures regularly exceed 100 degrees F. When threatened, these lizards inflate the skin of the throat creating a bristled beard.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) A giant of the lizard clan, this bulky animal grows to over seven feet in length – only the Komodo dragon is larger. Strong jaws and a powerful tail make it formidable to predators and prey.
  • 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.
  • Asian Cobra (Naja sp.) The snake charmer’s snake. A cobra makes its hood by raising its head off the ground and stretching the ribs of its neck. The venom is highly toxic and causes paralysis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tri-color Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum ssp.) A variety of milk snakes display bright red, yellow and black bands that make them look similar to the venomous coral snakes. Harmless milk snakes gain protection from predators by looking dangerous.
  • Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatis) Among the true giants of the snake world. Adults can grow to over 16 feet and can weigh 200 pounds. This massive snake eats animals as large as newborn pigs and deer!

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND.

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January 25 – September 13, 2020

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Test | Museum of the Rockies
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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 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. 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, move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight!

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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October 19 - December 31, 2019

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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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May 18 – September 29, 2019

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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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February 16 – April 28, 2019

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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.

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February 9 – April 28, 2019

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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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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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September 22, 2018 to January 27, 2019

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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.

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September 22, 2018 to January 27, 2019

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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.

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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:
The Oakland Companies Blue Circle Logo


Contributing Sponsor: The Gilhousen Family Foundation

Supporting Sponsor: Ressler Chevrolet

Assisting Sponsors: Music Villa   Opportunity Bank

EXHIBIT DETAILS

EXHIBIT DATES

MAY 26 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

Location

Museum of the Rockies

Admission

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Julius Caesar: Military Genius and Mighty Machines | Museum of the Rockies
Haunted Mountain Theater
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MOR Legendary

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

EXHIBIT DETAILS

EXHIBIT DATES

FEBRUARY 17 TO MAY 13, 2018

Location

Museum of the Rockies

Admission

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Memory on Glass: D.F. Barry on Standing Rock, 1878-1891 | Museum of the Rockies
Haunted Mountain Theater
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MOR In Focus

Memory on Glass: D.F. Barry on Standing Rock, 1878-1891

David F. Barry photographed Native American men and women, frontier scouts, soldiers, trappers, missionaries and other pioneers, recording the panorama of people who populated the northern plains in the late 19th century. Barry recorded forts, battlefields, and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in present-day North Dakota.

Barry developed long-term relationships with some of his Lakota and Dakota subjects, who called him Icastinyanka Cikala Hanzi, “Little Shadow Catcher.” This exhibition examines his career from a photographer’s assistant to a professional image-maker in his own right.

A veritable list of the people who played important parts in the story of the radically changing character of Dakota Territory, both American Indian, and Euro-American, are presented here. Chiefs Sitting Bull and Gall and Joseph of the Nez Perce, George Custer, and his army associates, and many others are all represented in Barry’s voluminous portfolio.

Memory on Glass examines Barry’s work as he recorded the creation of the Standing Rock Reservation and the ongoing controversies that continue to surround American Indians and their relationship with the U.S. government to this day.

Produced by MOR Exhibitions, Memory on Glass will feature new research about Barry’s life by Museum of the Rockies' Curator of History, Michael Fox.

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EXHIBIT DATES

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 TO JANUARY 21, 2018

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. | Museum of the Rockies
Haunted Mountain Theater
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MOR Connections

Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.

Overcoming centuries of environmental and cultural challenges can make for unexpected partnerships that result in extraordinary outcomes. In Roots of Wisdom, stories from four indigenous communities are brought to life in real-world examples of how traditional knowledge and cutting-edge Western science can be blended to provide complementary solutions to contemporary concerns. 

From restoring ecosystems to rediscovering traditional foods and crafts, Roots of Wisdom invites guests to understand the important issues that indigenous cultures face, discover innovative ways native peoples are problem-solving and contributing to the growing movement towards sustainability and the reclamation of age-old practices.

  • Re-establishing a Native Plant (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) - The river cane plays a prominent role both in revitalizing cultural practices and restoring ecosystems. Guest will learn how this hardy plant affects water quality and how Cherokee elders are teaching new generations about the traditional craft of basket weaving. Visitors are invited to experiment with river environments and even try their hand at basket weavings.
  • Restoring Fish Ponds (Hawaii) - Guests are given a chance to act as a caretaker of a fish pond or join a droplet of water on an incredible journey down a Hawaiian mountainside in these popular hands-on interactives. Visitors learn how native ecosystems have been disrupted and what is being done to restore these innovative forms of aquaculture, which could be a critical component to food sustainability for the people of Hawaii.
  • Rediscovering Traditional Foods (Tulalip Tribes) - Through a clever computer interactive, hands-on activities, and recorded stories, guests learn how Tulalip Tribes are striving to find a balance in their need for natural resources against the loss of land rights and environmental degradation. Visitors learn about traditional practices of wild harvesting and gardening. They will discover through Western science how these techniques are beneficial to human health.
  • Saving Streams and Wildlife (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) - Seen as a pest in some areas of the country, the lamprey is an eel-like fish that is important both ecologically and as a food source to many indigenous people. In this fun interactive, visitors can pick up a replica lamprey as would a scientist. Visitors learn about the traditional stewardship of the lamprey and how the fish is a critical component of the ecosystem that the Umatilla Tribes depend on. Find out how traditional ecological knowledge and Western science are being applied to bring this amazing little fish back from the brink of extinction.

Visitors are invited to explore the unique relationship between Western science and native ecological knowledge. From everyday items like duck decoys to surfboards, popcorn to chocolate, guests will learn how native knowledge impacts our daily lives, and recognize the great contributions that indigenous peoples have provided over centuries.

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This exhibition is sponsored by Alycia Patencio-Travis & Reuben Travis.

Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science., was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation.

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EXHIBIT DATES

September 30, 2017 to January 14, 2018

Location

Museum of the Rockies

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Across the Andes | Museum of the Rockies
Haunted Mountain Theater
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MOR Intrepid

Across the Andes

Deia Schlosberg and Gregg Treinish set out to trek the Andes Mountains from the equator south. They traveled more than 7,800 miles through some of the most difficult conditions on earth. And some of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable. Their incredible adventure has been captured in photographs, personal journal entries, maps,  and stories. Join us at MOR for a journey that led to National Geographic naming them Adventurers of the Year. 

 

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EXHIBIT DATES

February 27 – May 30, 2016

Location

Back Gallery

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National Geographic's 50 Greatest Photos | Museum of the Rockies
Haunted Mountain Theater
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MOR Ground Breaking

National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photos

 

In its 125-year history, National Geographic photographers have presented some of the most striking images ever captured on film. In MOR’s new exhibit, you’ll see the photos that appeared in the magazine and learn the stories behind them. For some, you’ll see the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot. Join us at MOR as we travel through 125 years of National Geographic’s history and its most unforgettable images. 

 

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EXHIBIT DETAILS

EXHIBIT DATES

February 27 - May 30, 2016

Location

Front Gallery

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The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons | Museum of the Rockies
Haunted Mountain Theater