The Missoula Art Museum was founded in 1975 and has been an accredited member of the American Association of Museums since 1987. MAM serves the public by engaging artists and audiences in the exploration of contemporary art relevant to the community, state, and region. MAM places art at the center of a healthy and vibrant downtown community by offering a fully accessible, free, public museum with eight state-of the-art exhibition spaces, an education center, a library, and a dedicated contemporary art bookstore.
The MAM Collection includes more than 1,300 objects representing the region’s best contemporary art, as well as signature collections dedicated to contemporary American Indian art and Montana Modernism. The museum’s care for the Missoula County Art Collection brings 192 significant artworks to the public in locations across the county. Each year MAM attracts more than 20,000 museum visitors and over 100,000 online visitors. The museum hosts more than 80 art lectures and gallery events and more than 200 art classes and educational tours, serving students and adults across western Montana. The Missoula Art Park, Missoula’s first downtown public sculpture space, was completed in 2017 to offer dynamic outdoor events and exhibitions to downtown visitors. Visit missoulaartmuseum.org for more information. Museum hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10am-5pm. Admission is always free.