UMW News BureauArt Gallery and Museum – The University of Montana Western campus is home to its own art gallery and museum. Several galleries host both static and visiting art of all mediums. Dances with Words – “Dances with Words” is Montana Western’s visiting writer series. Poets, novelists and creative writers come from across the country to give readings at Montana Western’s on-campus espresso bar. Drama Presentations – Montana Western’s drama programs produces three shows a year including a 10 minute play festival in which the audience votes for their favorite show. Last semester’s production was Frank Capra's holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Visiting Artists – Artists from all over the country stop by Montana Western on their tours. Recently, An Dochas and the Haran Irish Dancers were featured on our stage. Music Concerts – Montana Western’s Jazz band, concert band, individual musicians, vocal choir and ensembles play recitals each semester at concerts that are open to the community.