MMAC Exhibition Opening Reception: Matt Hamon Paxson Gallery


July 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Amanda Barr

An opening reception for award-winning photographer and UM Professor Matt Hamon will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the MMAC’s Paxson Gallery in the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on the UM campus.

Hamon created the arresting photographs in this exhibition partly while traveling in the Rocky Mountain West and partly during a sabbatical that took him to Iceland. Through selections from those travels, this exhibition contemplates a driving concept of Hamon’s creative work – “Ratljóst.” This Icelandic word translates to English as “sufficient light to find one’s way.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, Hamon will present a slide lecture from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Masquer Theatre of the PAR/TV Center. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the MMAC also will host a panel discussion with artist Eileen Rafferty, theologian and naturalist Rev. Peter Shober and Blackfeet/Métis environmentalist Rosalyn LaPier, moderated by curator Jeremy Canwell, also from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Masquer Theatre. Docent tours are available upon request.

Hamon’s photography will be on display in the MMAC until Oct. 31 and at Montgomery Distillery on West Front Street.