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
This museum is wonderful for several reasons: First the building was the original library for Missoula and when it was needed, the museum was enlarged in a most thoughtful and visually stunning way. A... more »
The exhibits that were hung when I was there varied from very interesting to quite unusual. The building is a good space for art. I was particularly impressed with the large selection of art-related b... 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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