Missoula Art Museum is a contemporary art museum dedicated to education through art. Admission is always free.Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Missoula using our trip planner.
Our mission: Missoula Art Museum serves the public by engaging audiences and artists in the exploration of contemporary art relevant to the community, state and region.
Missoula Art Museum reviews
For a smaller University town, this gallery punches well above its weight. The architecture- a blend of old brick and new glass/concrete meshes perfectly. The interior and outside views are... more »
We love the Missoula Art Museum and are very proud of the part art plays in our community. They always have great displays to visit and change them on a regular basis. As parents and grandparents... more »
It's a wonderful place to visit with the family or alone. The staff is incredibly knowledgable and helpful and the fact that admittance is free is not only amazing but it says a lot about the vibe of the city. Everything from local artists to world-recognized pieces can be viewed here. Donations are not required but they are highly appreciated. The displays are held four months so you are able to visit several times a year with a new experience each time.
Caveat that I am a huge modern art fan: I can see how this museum wouldn't be for everyone, but I loved it. The indigenous art in the permanent collection is excellent (and, as another commenter who wasn't so positive explained: some of it is displayed by the restrooms - check it out!). The temporary exhibits were curated very carefully and thoughtfully; I really loved the experience. Anyone who loves modern / local / folk art should definitely visit. The staff are friendly and helpful too. I will definitely be back!
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