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Holter Museum of Art

12 E. Lawrence St, Helena, MT
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Helena
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Feb 27, 2014
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Helena, Montana
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160 reviews 160 reviews
60 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Given the small size of our city, this museum is very good. When we visited, the Holder was hosting a showing of Ansel Adams photos, plus modern works by Native American artists and an exhibit relating to Montana's natural beauty. The facility itself is up to date and well kept. Parking is easy (frankly, we just walk over from our... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a small art museum that displays modern art. Not a bad place to spend an hour or less if you like modern art. There is a suggested donation of $8 per adult, but this museum is not worth that much.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Holter is a really nice art museum, with a bright, welcoming atmosphere. Admission is by voluntary contribution. There is local art available for purchase in the shop and the galleries had some appealing exhibitions when we were there. Right downtown and worth a look.

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Helena, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Holter is a great place for that quick 1 hour visit to clear your mind of the days distractions with some unusual and exciting art. Displays keep changing and challenging your mind!

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Helena, Montana
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you love photography, art, etc, this is the play for you. The Holter Museum of Art should be on your "to do" list when in Helena. You will not be disappointed. The exhibits change periodically, so check to see what the current "show" is. Enjoy.

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Helena, MT
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Holter is world famous and world class. The paintings and exhibits are from around the world and also feature local artists. It is well worth a visit.

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Ok, so go there if you are stuck in Helena and don't know what to do and getting drunk is not an option. Maybe you will see something you will like, I certainly did. I vote it a good trip to pass the time.

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San Francisco
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We visited the Holter Museum in search of ceramics made by a local potter. The Ansel Adams exhibit was fantastic, as were the other photo exhibits. Very few people were at the museum during our visit, which made it that much more enjoyable. Friendly staff and great museum. We'll visit again on a future visit to Helena!

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I quite enjoyed my visit to the Holter. I saw many fine examples of paintings and sculpture, but I especially liked the ceramics. Helena is famous for the Archie Bray Ceramic Institute and you can see the work of many of the artists here. I also like getting a chance to see the work of Montana artists.

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St. Charles, MO
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I always visit art museums when I travel and this is a gem. I didn't expect to find important art by well known 20th century artists in the permanent collection nor the thoughtful local art. I was worried I'd see lots of "Western" art...cowboys and horses. Not the case at all. Great stuff.

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