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Missoula Art Museum

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Address: 335 North Pattee, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone Number: 406-728-0447
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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We spent about 90 minutes visiting the MAM and although I would say 80% of the "art" was not worth the time, the 20% that was made the visit a real treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We spent about 90 minutes visiting the MAM and although I would say 80% of the "art" was not worth the time, the 20% that was made the visit a real treat.

Thank MontanaProf
Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A charming and innovative art museum with interesting exhibits for all tastes. Easy to find downtown and definitely a must to visit.

Thank PLswimmer
Running Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A free well organized small city museum. Wonderful photo display of the state's one room school houses. One of the many gems we found in the wonderful city.

Thank bonannoguy
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Take a tour, enjoy the latest exhibits or just roam on your own through the prepared museum environment. The museum has been remodeled and is quite lovely.

1 Thank elaine s
Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a great art museum for such a small city. They had a show of Andy Warhol photos, and the triennial Montana art show was there.

1 Thank SoloTraveller67
Wandering Nomad
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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 

Thank EiffelBlue
Missoula, Montana
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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 

Thank NKSR13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank MontanaLaura
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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.

Thank finicky
Los Angeles, California
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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 

Thank David G
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 

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