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Address: 1400 1st Ave. N, Great Falls, MT
Phone Number: 406-727-8255
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Modern Art in Great Falls

An interesting collection of modern art located inside a historic old school that was built in the very late 1800's. While wandering through the main hall on the first floor Tracy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bryan Y
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting collection of modern art located inside a historic old school that was built in the very late 1800's. While wandering through the main hall on the first floor Tracy Houck (the executive director) mistook me for someone she was meeting but then graciously welcomed me, gave a brief history of the building and encouraged me to explore the... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is funded historically by local business to keep it free. It is an old school, with stone and big windows, surrounded by streets, a small garden and with art, a gift shop and school art activitities. It also is used for parties, which I consider its best use of all, since it is very reasonable, and can accommodate great,... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The 1896 stone building that housed first a high school and then a junior high school now contains the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. While some gallery rooms have false walls covering the original classroom walls in order to preserve history and provide backgrounds for hanging artwork, some rooms still have chalkboards on their walls. What wonderful feats of... More 

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Preeceville, sk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My Aunt and I visited the museum and especially enjoyed the art of found wood made into "people". Art, too, was very good.

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2 Thank JoAnne2013
Sylvan Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We loved the museum with its interesting art, especially the various mediums of Val Knight and the wonderful old fable of The Blind Men and the Elephant in drawings by Stephen Gluekert. We spent a lot of time here with our friends before our trolley tour which originated at the Paris Gibson Museum. The one-hour trolley tour was very informational,... More 

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1 Thank lr2009
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great place to rent for venues. Very accommodating and nice to work with. They have room for large or small gatherings.

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1 Thank Jason K
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The outside of the museum is beautiful, but most of the inside is used for storage. This museum displays mostly modern art. The photography section was nice. Admission was free the day I went.

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2 Thank AF_Hiker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I live in Montana and near the Art museum I vist almost everyday and I love seeing all of it. It is really amazing

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Great Falls, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My favorites were Cells and Orbs: Sketchbook Drawings and Related Works by Julia Becker - colorful prints from her sketchbooks. Also the memorial Three-Thousand and Counting about US casualties in the mideast. Art museums are kinda lost on me (I jogged thru The Louvre) but I like this old school building and cruised thru in 10 minutes. The price is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Most definitely worth the visit. It's another type of art to love. It's housed in an old high school and it's worth the visit to see the building as well as the great art.

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