Last updated: 10/3/2011
Missoula, Montana
Address
335 North Pattee
Missoula, MT 59802
phone: 406-728-0447
web: www.missoulaartmuseum.org
Hours
Museum Hours:
Wednesday - Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Monday - Tuesdayclosed
Museum Office Hours:
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Admissions
Free Expression // Free Admission
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Laura Millin, Executive Director
phone: 406-728-0447
Stephen Glueckert, Exhibitions Curator
phone: 406-728-0447
Pam Adams, Operations Manager
phone: 406-728-0447
Katie Stanton, Marketing and Communications Director
Kay Grissom-Kiely, Development and Membership Director
phone: 406-728-0447
John Calsbeek, Assistant Curator & Preparator
phone: 406-728-0447
Ted Hughes, Registrar
phone: 406-728-0447
Linden How, Visitor Services Director
phone: 406-728-0447
Renee Taaffe, Education Curator
phone: 406-728-0447
Erin West, Visitor Services Associate
phone: 406-728-0447
Description

Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1987, MAM has always been a flagship institution in culturally savvy Missoula, Montana. After a $5.3 million capital campaign and grand opening in September 2006, MAM offers a spectacular attraction in the heart of the historic downtown: a fully accessible, free, public museum that boasts six exhibition spaces, a library, education center, and an inviting information lounge. The successful building design has seamlessly fused the 100-year-old Carnegie Library building with a contemporary addition, creating the ideal environment for exhibiting, celebrating, and preserving MAM's growing contemporary art collection.

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. - Adopted, Board of Directors, December 2008

History

HISTORY: 1903 Missoula Free Public library built with a $12,500 grant from Andrew Carnegie, designed by architect A.J. Gibson. 1912 Carnegie granted $9,000 for the construction of the second floor, designed by Gibson's assistant Ole Bakke. 1972 Festival of the Arts was held in Missoula with over 10,000 attending. 1973 Missoula Festival of the Arts Committee petitions Missoula City Council to establish a civic center in the defunct library building. 1974 The Missoula City Council agreed to lease the building at $1 a year and allotted $25,000 for repairs to the building. Architect William Fox designed the remodel. The Missoula County Commissioners grant a permissive Mill Levy to fund the operation. 1975 Missoula Art Museum opened March 15, with the exhibition Native Funk and Flash, which reflected the hip, avant-garde culture of the 1970's. 1987 Missoula Art Museum begins to collect art and is awarded accreditation by American Association of Museums. 1989 MAM endowment is established. 1995 MAM reformed from a County agency to a 501(c)3. Interior remodel conducted. 1998 Architectural Assessment conducted by architect Jim McDonald: MAM Board decides to remodel and expand Carnegie Library building. 2001 City of Missoula, Missoula County and Missoula Redevelopment Agency pledge support to MAM's remodel and expansion. 2003 MAM launches Renaissance Renovation and Renewal Campaign. Architect Warren Hampton, OZ Architects is selected. 2005 Construction commences for 21 months. $5.3 million capital campaign proceeds successfully. 2006 MAM Grand Opening festival attracts over 5,000: the new MAM is fabulous! 2007 In response to the Kresge Challenge, MAM completes it's capital campaign on January 3!

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