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Address: 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802-4520
Phone Number: +1 406-728-0447
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 Always Free:Every Month at MAM: First Friday Art Walk, Gallery Talks, Open Figure Drawing (Saturdays), Saturday Family Art Workshops, and Teen Artist Workshops.Spring and Summer Fun at MAM: After School Art Adventures, Fifth Grade Art Adventure, 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: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 5PM. Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM.

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Amazing gem

I attended a function at the art museum and was wonderfully surprised at the collections of local artists. A very well curated modern collection in a beautiful facility. An... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 12, 2016
Jon-Marc C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I attended a function at the art museum and was wonderfully surprised at the collections of local artists. A very well curated modern collection in a beautiful facility. An exterior upgrade and addition of outside exhibits is in the works. This is a community supported museum and offers free admission as well as many orchestrated events that allow for interactive... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Pleasantly surprised to see the modern work exhibited at such a small local museum. A visit of about 60-90 minutes would be enough to see the exhibits which are located in a few small rooms. Good place to go if you are interested in art.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Went there on a Saturday afternoon while it was baking hot outside. We had the whole museum for ourselves which was nice but a shame. The exhibitions on displays offered a nice glimpse of the Montana art scene, away from the buzz of the big cities. Big plus: a lovely reading room.

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Thank callecarlito182
Oldtown, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

This lovely museum is a gem! Well placed exhibits by talented artists features different mediums. An extra bonus tucked upstairs is a small library full of beautiful art books to look through. Definitely put it on your list of stops if you are visiting Missoula and spend some time in a calm quite, stress-free atmosphere viewing art done by very... More 

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Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

Well worth a visit when in Missoula. I have attended a couple of exceptional temporary exhibitions at the museum. Friendly and informative staff. Well located downtown and within walking distance of the historic district.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

The Missoula Art Museum is always a great visit! The exhibits, staff and events are always an amazing experience. If you work for a school or have children, their children's art classes and tours geared toward children can't be beat!!

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Running Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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