Missoula Art Museum (MAM) is honored to host a conversation with Rick Bass and David James Duncan on their experiences co-writing The Heart of the Monster, a “rapid response” book published in 2010 protesting the attempt of ExxonMobil, Imperial Oil of Canada, and governors Brian Schweitzer and Butch Otter to create an industrial corridor connecting the Alberta Tar Sands to Pacific Rim industrial nations and China via barge routes and highways following the Columbia, Snake, Clearwater, Lochsa and Big Blackfoot rivers through the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. This event forms part of larger theme at MAM this season, exploring the relationship between environmental activism and artistic expression. This event is free and open to the public.
Thematically related to this discussion is Corwin Clairmont's "Two-Headed Arrow/The Tar Sands Project" on exhibition March 27 - August 11.
Photo by Frederic Ohringer