MT: Missoula

WHERE: Montana Museum of Art & Culture.

WHEN: Opens Thursday, January 24 and runs through April 20, 2013.   

TITLE: Nancy Erickson: Kindred Spirits

BRIEF ABOUT: A nationally recognized fiber artist, Nancy Erickson is the 2013 Odyssey of the Stars featured artist.  Her artwork speaks to the dignity and integrity of individual wild creatures, who she views as our equals.

“The Hall of Memory#9: A Room of One’s Own” , fabric, 59.5”H x 79.5”W, 1999 by Nancy Erickson.

“The Hall of Memory#9: A Room of One’s Own” , fabric, 59.5”H x 79.5”W.

      Since the 1960s, she has created remarkable fabric constructions, quilts, paintings and drawings. this exhibit honors her achievements and features her pioneering large-scale, free-form textile compositions which combine paint and stitched fabric, including the spotlight on her work inspired by the magnificent cave art found at Chauvet Pont d’Arc and Lascaux that is seldom seen or never before exhibited.nancyerickson

     Born in the Midwest and raised on a cattle ranch in Livingston, Montana, Nancy holds a BA in Zoology and an MS in Nutrition from the University of Iowa and an MA and MFA from the University of Montana.

     In addition, this show is in conjunction with a series of textile-related exhibitions across the UM campus, such as “Follow That Thread: Fashion and Textiles from the MMAC Permanent Collection” which features a selection from the MMAC Textile Collection, which numbers over 1,800 objects, includes fashions from the vintage clothing collection, historic costumes from the UM Theatre and Dance department, 15th and 16th century European tapestries and pieces from the Helen Cappadocia Collection of Southeast Asian Textiles as well as unique and extravagant accessories. 

MORE DETAILS: Editor’s note: You can contact Nancy direct at 406.549.4671 or email: for available works for purchase at


     Montana Museum of Art & Culture is home to one of the oldest and most prominent fine art collections in the Rocky Mountain Northwest. A year after the University of Montana was established in Missoula in 1893, the Montana Museum of Art & Culture (MMAC) Permanent Collection was begun. Today, MMAC has an international reputation and its staff maintains (in seven locations) more than 11,000 objects, including significant historic and contemporary artworks.

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