Museums & Galleries

Home to an abundance of artists and artisans, it’s no wonder that the city is rich with galleries and events that showcase the arts.

With a diverse array of local museums, art galleries, and artistic educational opportunities, Missoula’s art scene is as rich and diverse as its landscape.

Interested in sampling Missoula’s fine arts? Enjoy a Friday night outing and attend First Friday Gallery Night. Held the first Friday of every month, Gallery Nights offer Missoulians the opportunity to meet new artists and mingle over refreshments.

See our Missoula galleries page for more information about Missoula galleries.

Missoula is also home to some unique and exciting museums. From the Montana Museum of Art & Culture that houses over 10,000 works including historic, contemporary, and Montana regional art —  to the Museum of Mountain Flying that preserves the legends, lore, and historical legacy of pilots of the Rocky Mountain West — to several additional museums of unique topical interest, Missoula museums are definitely worth a visit. Check out our museum page for more information about them all.

For more information about Missoula’s arts, culture, and entertainment, visit the sites of the Missoula CVB, the Missoula Cultural Council, and the Missoula Downtown Association.

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 22

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 25

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 18

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 4

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 20

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 6

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 30

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 9

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 11

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 4

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 28

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MAM Features Art Installation That Will Evolve Daily

Billings native Abbie Miller to create site-specific installation March 28-31.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 29

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 22

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 15

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 8

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 1

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 25

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 18

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 11

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 28

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 21

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 14

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 7

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 30

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 23

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 16

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 9

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 2

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 26

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 19

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 5

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 28

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“Wild Propaganda” Art Exhibit Crosses Boundaries

Join Rob Whitehair, on First Friday, Oct 2, from 5pm – 8pm, for a reception and launch party for his debut art exhibit and line of fashion apparel entitled “Wild Propaganda.”... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 21

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 14

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 7

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 31

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 24

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 17

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Learning How the Arts are Being Integrated and Connected in Missoula

By TOM BENSEN -The Washington, DC-based Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) visited Missoula to learn how the arts are being integrated and connected with the Missoula community.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Aug 3

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 27

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 20

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | July 13

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 29

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It’s Summertime in Montana

By TOM BENSEN-Gauging from the thermometer, summer is here. If you love concerts and summertime events, here are some MUST things to do in Missoula and Montana.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 22

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 15

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 8

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Play It Missoula! Downtown Pianos Delivered Friday, June 5

Three Play It Missoula! pianos will be delivered to Downtown locations this Friday, June 5, 2015 for First Friday festivities. You gotta check em out!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | June 1

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 18

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 11

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | May 4

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Downtown Pianos Debut Public Art Friday, May 1

Four Play It Missoula! community pianos will be painted by local artists in the public’s view during First Friday Gallery Night this Friday, May 1 from 5-8 pm in Downtown Missoula.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 27

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Missoula Art Museum: American Abstract Artists June 5 – August 29

In 1997 American Abstract Artists donated 40 prints to MAM, and a portion of this remarkable portfolio was exhibited. For the first time, MAM is thrilled to show all 40 prints. The Exhibit runs June 5-Aug. 29... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 20

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 13

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 6

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 30

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 23

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 16

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“Work for Peace” Theme for 2015 Art Challenge

ATTENTION STUDENTS OF ALL AGES: Entries for the The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center's annual “Work for Peace” Art Challenge are due April 8, 2015.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 9

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 2

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 23

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb16

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 9

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Better Than Netflix: The Roxy is Your Community Cinema

By Matt Anglen- Missoula is firmly rooted in what I call Movie Season. It’s the time of year when all you want to do is warm yourself by the glow of celluloid and think about spring.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 2

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 26

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 19

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 12

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 5

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It’s All About First Night–New Year’s Eve in Missoula

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Missoula First Night Missoula--the community-wide celebration of the arts with more than 80 events and activities from noon until Midnight.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 22

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 12/22/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 15

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 12/15/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 8

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 12/1/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 1

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 12/1/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 24

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 11/24/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 17

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 11/10/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Recognized Sculptor, Poet, Activist, Vanessa German Featured at MMAC

(Photo Gallery) Nationally recognized sculptor, poet, and activist, Vanessa German creates figures out of found and recycled materials. Her exhibition at Paxson Gallery runs through January 10, 2015.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 10

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 11/10/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 3

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 11/3/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 27

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 10/27/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 20

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 10/20/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 13

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 10/6/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Celebrating 15 Years: Humanties Montana’s Festival of the Book

One of the biggest cultural happenings in the Northwest, the 15th annual Festival of the Book happens this weekend with nearly 60 literary events featuring over 80 authors, poets, and artists.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 6

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 10/6/14. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 29

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Dressing Up Downtown: Missoula Art Museum’s Upcoming Art Park

By MATT ANGLEN- Congratulations. You may not know it now, but you picked an awesome place to go to school. To help you get acquainted with Missoula, here’s a short list of awesomeness. ... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 22

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 9/22/14-- including UM Homecoming. Brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 15

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 9/15-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

The New Student’s Guide to Missoula’s Art Scene

By MATT ANGLEN- Congratulations. You may not know it now, but you picked an awesome place to go to school. To help you get acquainted with Missoula, here’s a short list of awesomeness. ... more

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Exhibits at MAM

CROW’S SHADOW INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS: SELECTED WORKS Oct. 17, 2014 – Mar. 21, 2015 / Lynda M. Frost Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery Art Guide Training: Oct. 17, 3 PM Artist Reception: Nov. 7, 5-8 ... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 8

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 9/8-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 1

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 9/1-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

How to Make the Most of What’s Left of Summer in Missoula

By MATT ANGLEN- If you're like me and are desperately trying to make the most of these last few weeks of sunshine here in Missoula, here is a short list of things to get excited about: ... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | August 25

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 8/18-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | August 18

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 8/18-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

The Average Joe’s Guide to the 2014 Zootown Fringe Festival

By MATT ANGLEN-The Zootown Fringe Festival is completely unjuried and uncensored. Anyone with a performance or art instillation can apply and do whatever they want.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | August 11

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 8/4/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | August 4

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 8/4/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

First Friday Featured Artist: Sarah Jaeger

By MATT ANGLEN-Art is big in Missoula. If you don’t believe me just head downtown on the First Friday of every month and you’ll see sidewalks overflowing with people eager to catch the latest exhibition.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 7/28/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

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A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 7/21/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Rock the Hood: ZACC puts the ART in Block pARTy

By MATT ANGLEN-I love block parties. There’s something about sipping a beer and eating food from a truck in the middle of a normally busy street that just screams freedom.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 7/15/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

The Missoula Arts & Culture Scene – Week of July 7/7

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 7/7/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Helen McAuslan: The Kent State Paintings

On loan from the Museum of the Rockies, these important paintings were produced following the Kent State tragedy by Montana artist Helen McAuslan.... more

MAM Presents Under Pressure Exhibit: Contemporary Prints from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection

Under Pressure is an exhibit curated by Omaha, Nebraska’s stately and prestigious Joslyn Museum from the inspiring collection of art collector Jordan D. Schnitzer, Portland, OR. ... more

Celebrate Missoula’s Festival of the Dead Activities

Celebrate Missoula's Festival of the Dead Activities this week with Face painting at ZACC, The Festival of the Dead Process followed by the parade, Latin Dance Night at Monk's, and the First Annual Die Local Ba... more

Stepping Back in Time to Visit the Fort Connah Trading Post

By MAGGIE PLUMMER - I love visiting the old Fort Connah Trading Post just north of St. Ignatius. Built in the 1840s by Angus McDonald, it's the oldest standing building in the state of Montana.... more