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Montana Modern exhibit at MSU's Cheever Hall through January

January 15, 2014

MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse is an example of mid-20th century architecture featured in "Montana Modern," an exhibit examining mid-20th century architecture in the Treasure State. The exhibit is on display through Jan. 30 in the Cheever Hall gallery..   High-Res Available

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Courtney Kramer, Bozeman’s Historic Preservation Officer, will deliver a lecture about the relationship between Montana's Modernist movement and the Montana State University School of Architecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in room 101 in Gaines Hall on the MSU campus. It will be followed by followed by a reception in the main gallery at Cheever Hall.

The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibit of "Montana Modern," which examines mid-20th century architecture in the Treasure State, which will be on display through Jan. 30 in the Cheever Hall gallery.

Developed by Montana's State Historic Preservation Office, the "Montana Modern"  interprets Montana’s Modernist architectural legacy of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s with architectural drawings, historic and contemporary photographs and text panels.  Text panel topics include the Modernist aesthetic and philosophy; the movement’s historic context in the U.S. and Montana; the pioneering use of building materials and technology; and the state of historic Modernist buildings today.  Panels also feature biographies based on recent oral history interviews with prominent Montana architects of the post-war era. Image panels showcase buildings from Glacier National Park to Glendive with original photography by High Plains Book Award winner, Tom Ferris. 

"Montana Modern" will be on display through Jan. 30 in Cheever Hall. Entrance to the exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit is offered in partnership with the MSU School of Architecture, the Montana Historical Society, CTA Architects and Engineers, and Bozeman’s Historic Preservation program.

The lecture is available for one hour of AIA Continuing Education Units.  To request public accommodation or accommodation to participate in the event, please contact Sharon Matney at 994-2921, or Diane Letendre, director MSU's Office of Institutional Equity, 994-2042.


Maire O'Neill (406) 994-3950,