Watersheds and Ethnobotany with Bently Spang and Linwood Tallbull

Sat Apr 20 2019, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Timed to coincide with Earth Day weekend, the first talk in this conversation series is with artist Bently Spang and ethnobotanist Linwood Tallbull. Tallbull (Northern Cheyenne) is an instructor of ethnobotany, Indian healing, and tribal history at the Chief Dull Knife College in Lame Deer. Spang and Tallbull discuss issues surrounding Spang’s immersive video installation Fire/Water, watershed health, habitat for native species, contemporary art, and the importance of environmental restoration. Free and open to the public.


This new series of afternoon discussions complements exhibitions by contemporary American Indian artists featured at MAM throughout the year, and is aimed at providing a platform for research, innovation, and traditional knowledge by American Indian artists, scholars, researchers, and cultural advocates. Individuals of all backgrounds and ethnicities are welcomed and encouraged, with the goal of developing a learning environment that promotes cross-cultural exchange in relationship to relevant exhibition topics. Free and open to the public.

This series is timed to follow MAM’s Saturday Family Art Workshops, so come to make art, bring a sack lunch, and stay for the talk!

Location: Missoula Art Museum 335 N. Pattee St. Missoula, MT