galerie trinitas

The Mission

The mission of Galerie Trinitas is to preserve the art of Sister Trinitas Morin and to promote and appreciation for religious art.

The Galerie accomplishes these goals by:

  • Serving as an advocate for the fine arts
  • Enriching the aesthetic lives of people
  • Providing educational opportunities for students of the University and area schools
  • Promoting exhibits of faculty and student art
  • Fostering art research
  • Sponsoring visiting exhibits and artists’ receptions
  • Hosting Friends of Trinitas annual receptions

 To join Friends of Trinitas, please call (406) 791-5367.


The Artist

As campus art professor for nearly 33 years, Sister Mary Trinitas Morin left a rich legacy of art. As a Sister of Providence, she created art for the chapel, campus, friends, and for special occasions.

Sister Mary Trinitas’ early artistic talent was developed at the University of Washington, St. Catherin College in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Chicago Art Institute, and Catholic University, Washington, D.C., where she received her master’s degree in art in 1952.

As a multi-media artist, she was a founding member of the Montana Institute of the Arts and wrote, “The Development of Art in Montana” for the “History of Montana,” published in 1954. As a professor of both French and Art, she inspired students, and had the first kiln and art telecom courses in a Montana art department.

Sister Mary Trinitas died July 24, 1965. Her funeral was held at the University Chapel, which has since been dedicated to her memory.

Today, Sister Mary Trinitas is remembered not only for her exquisite art work, but also for her progressive teaching and art techniques, her religious devotion, and a legacy of unselfish dedication to the arts and religion.

Traveling Art Exhibit

Some of the pieces of art by Sr. Mary Trinitas Morin are currently in a traveling art show called "Women & Spirit, Catholic Sisters in America."  Click here for more information about the exhibit, which is touring from 2009-2012..




Galerie Hours:
Tueday & Thursday
Noon-3:00 pm


Contact: Marcia Driskell

(406) 791-5367


Galerie Trinitas was the dream of the late Dorothy Thornby, who in 1979 noted the works of Sister Mary Trinitas Morin, and initiated the project. She organized the early collections, worked with the University Administration, and engaged the University Guild, which promotes the Galerie as one of its special projects in cooperation with the University.

The Galerie opened in October 1994, and chartered its first members as Friends of Trinitas.






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