Missoula, MT 59802
Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1987, MAM has always been the flagship institution in culturally savvy Missoula. Each year, over 25 exhibitions rotate through eight state-of-the-art galleries and showcase diverse and thought-provoking contemporary 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. This gallery is dedicated to honoring the creative cultural contributions of American Indian people to contemporary art, and to ensure that Indian artists will always have a place to celebrate that contribution. The Museum offers a variety of engaging classes, programs, tours, teen workshops, and events that feature artists, curators, writers, performers and scholars. MAM regularly hosts music, film screenings, literary readings, theatre, dance, teen workshops, and First Fridays. Browse through the museum bookstore for gifts. Visit Missoulaartmuseum.org for information. hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm. Admission is always free.