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Missoula Art Museum

Address: 335 North Pattee, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone Number: 406-728-0447
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Missoula
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1987, MAM is a nonprofit...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
60 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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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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Steilacoom, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nice art museum. Worth taking a some time to check this place out. It is a former Library If I recall that has been converted to a fantastic venue for fine exhibitions.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I was pleased that it wasn't filled with western art, but not blown away. It is a nice little museum and you can tell they are trying very hard. It's in an awkward building but with doing at if you are already downtown with time to kill.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was our third visit. this time not so much for the exhibit but for a lecture by a visiting artist. Having been there before we knew that the museum is well supported by the art community. Never did we dream that the lecture would attract over a hundred people. the presenter was personable, interesting, and his art work exquisite.... More 

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