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Missoula Art Museum

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Address: 335 North Pattee, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone Number: 406-728-0447
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums in...
Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1987, MAM is a nonprofit museum that serves the public by striving to engage artists and audience in the creative exploration of contemporary art relevant to our community, state and region. MAM’s exhibitions showcase diverse and thought-provoking work from local and international artists. MAM manages over 1,300 works in its permanent collection which is distinguished by the Contemporary American Indian Art Collection.In addition to developing and hosting over two dozen exhibitions annually, MAM is home to quality educational programming including a diverse array of art classes, film screenings, literary readings, musical events, performances, and artist lectures. Stroll through MAM during these unforgettable exhibitions! Admission is Free: Ric Gendron, Tracy Linder, Hamish Fulton, Donna Gans, Louise Lamontange, Crow Shadow, Jay Schmidt, Jane Deschner, Jared Shear, and more.Every Month at MAM: First Friday Art Walk, Artini (bi-monthly), Gallery Talks, Open Figure Drawing (Sundays), Saturday Family Art Workshops, and Teen Artist Workshops.Spring and Summer Fun at MAM: After School Art Adventures, Saturday Family Art Workshops, Fifth Grade Art Adventure, Saturday Drawing Club, Summer Art Camps and more.Visit MAM or go to our web site to receive detailed information for art classes, exhibitions, and events. Admission is always FREE!Museum Hours through August 31, 2013: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 4PM, Sunday 12-4PM. Museum Hours through December 31, 2013: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 5PM, Sunday 12-5PM. Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM.
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First Friday

Great museum, and you can't beat the admission price (free!) on the first Friday evening of every month. Get there when it starts, because it'll get crowded quickly. They serve... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Wandering Nomad
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Wandering Nomad
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great museum, and you can't beat the admission price (free!) on the first Friday evening of every month. Get there when it starts, because it'll get crowded quickly. They serve wine by the glass at these monthly events (about $7 a glass), but I wouldn't bother. It's usually a long line, and when you get close enough to see what... More 

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Missoula, Montana
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We are so lucky to have the Missoula Art Museum in our community. This museum is a perfect weekend activity highlight-as the exhibits are changed so frequently. With 3 fabulous floors-there is always something beautiful to marvel at, and something to spark your own creative juices. I have seen everything from Warhol's to Ansel Adams, from pottery to musical instruments... More 

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

First Friday happens in Missoula on the first Friday of every month. Many galleries and retail stores participate and is a fun family event, date night, evening out with a friend. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are served at most places. Buskers abound!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

MAM occupies a great historic building and complementary addition. Always free, with good outreach programs, MAM understands its community and serves it well. They have one of the best, if not the best collection of contemporary Native American art in the U.S. Exhibits change frequently, with a mix of local and regional art.

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First, the building. A sensitive and attractive modern addition to an old building. Second, the varied art on display in the changing exhibition galleries. Hmong story textiles. C19th murals by Paxon. An American Indian print-maker. Third, a good library, open to the public on a Saturday. A museum sensitive to its locality and not trying to replicate what other contemporary... More 

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Katie S, Visitor Services Manager at Missoula Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We're happy to hear you had such a positive experience at the museum. Admission is always free and we offer a variety of programs for our exhibits which everyone is welcome to attend. We will also be offering exhibit tours this fall. Thank you again! More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit here. It is a small building but that is often an advantage as large collections can be overwhelming. Good range of different types of art and perspectives. loved the rhinocerous

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Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
61 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had the good fortune to be vacationing in Missoula, Montana this year and saw three great art exhibits at the Missoula Art Museum (MAMSO). But, before going inside, we saw a spectacular sculpture of a rhino outside the museum. This sculpture was created by Bill Ordman and it is magnificent! Inside, we saw several Edgar Paxson Murals (we had... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Several well known works were located on the second floor above the entry way over Easter Weekend. We enjoyed our time there.

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Cleveland, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

If anyone thinks of Missoula as a "cow town" you are thinking of the rest of Montana; this town is full of art and music 7 days a week. The MAM is the coolest building, with progressive and challenging exhibits; the staff was accessible and passionate about the work

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Didn't expect to find something of this quality in a relatively small town. Not a large place but well worth a visit.

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