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Address: 12 E. Lawrence St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 4064426400
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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This small museum had interesting exhibits including traditional paintings by local artists, contemporary American Indian art and art from Tibet. The gift shop has lovely pottery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This small museum had interesting exhibits including traditional paintings by local artists, contemporary American Indian art and art from Tibet. The gift shop has lovely pottery and jewelry by local artisans. A nice cultural and educational touch to downtown Helena.

Thank VerdeRosa
Toronto, Canada
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317 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

It's okay. As someone else said, interesting but not spectacular. A pleasant way to spend 30-40 minutes. You'll pass right by if you're walking downhill from the cathedral to Last Chance Gulch. Might as well drop in. Entrance is free but there's a box for donations, although no one is standing there pressuring you. The suggested donation is $8 for... More 

Thank Lucky_Eddie
Helena, Montana
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The Holter Museum of Art is a vibrant, enriching, dynamic fixture in the Helena community. Visitors can experience the traveling exhibits from Northwest artists as well as artists from around the globe. Aside from the galleries there are educational experiences available for anyone from 4-94.

Thank grizgurl2002
Santa Ana, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A lovely small museum with works by local artists and a killer gift shop located in the heart of the tourist district a block from the cathedral.

Thank 73laurelc
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383 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We decided to spend a bit of time in the gallery....most impressed with the qualify of the exhibitions -- from oils to ceramics and weavings and beautiful jewellry....be sure to visit....

Thank skychaserCalgary
Zanesville, OH
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed the exhibits. The gift shop was great for buying work by local artisans and artists while supporting the museum programs. Check out the Tim Holmes bronze sculpture across the street at the Methodist church.

Thank College-Schlepper
Enschede, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nicely-done space on one floor with changing exhibits, most of which were interesting if not spectacular. Two rooms had ceramic art from several modern artists, including five second-year interns. A half-hour is sufficient but you will be somewhat stimulated.

Thank OverijsselTraveller
Clyde Park, Montana, United States
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This little museum does a terrific job presenting interesting works of art in an inventive and pleasing manner. I attended one exhibit on quilts a few months ago and most recently, a collection of sculptures by the senior fellows at the Archie Bray Foundation. Truly memorable. Terrific gift shop I might add!

Thank Barbara M
Helena, Montana
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Always has a great selection of quality pieces. I have never been disappointed. It is free with donations accepted. Often gets remarkable displays of unique and original art.

Thank Tom W
Helena, Montana
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you find "art museums" intimidating, give the Holter a try. It is small enough to visit in an hour or two, comfortable and welcoming, with a friendly staff that really seems to care if you had a good stay. On a recent visit, there was a display of ceramic arts from the well known area institution, the Archie Bray,... More 

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