Welcoming New Museum Curator!


Anna Marie Strankman

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture is excited to announce the appointment of your new curator!!!
Anna Marie Strankman brings more than fifteen years of professional museum experience to MMAC, including her most recent position of Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the University Museum, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. She has previously served as Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum and has held positions at the Seattle Art Museum, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Strankman also taught graduate/ undergraduate courses in Museum Studies at NMSU, including Introduction to Museology, Indigenous Intersections in Museums, and Museum Confidential. She earned her Master of Arts degree in art history with a specialization in Native American art from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in art history and Native American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She also attended the Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France earning a Certificat d’Etudes, Cours de Civilisation Française in art history and French language. She has curated and collaborated with artists on numerous exhibitions and public programs including Coyote Made Me Do It! – Contemporary Indigenous Works on Paper, Live Long and Prosper: Indigenous Futurisms, and Pictograff: The Art of War Prayer. Strankman has presented on Indigenous art and museums in places from New Mexico to Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Museum Staff

H. Rafael Chacón, Ph.D.
Suzanne and Bruce Crocker Director of MMAC
and Professor of Art History and Criticism
Office: Fine Arts 305B 
Kaitlyn Rawhouser
Program Coordinator
Office: Fine Arts 202 
Cate Sundeen
Development Officer
College of the Arts and Media and University of Montana Foundation
Aspen Decker
Native Community and Museum Education Coordinator
Melissa Reimann
Administrative Associate Manager
 Don Anderson Hall Rm. 436
Henry Meloy Curatorial Interns:
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Tsea Francisconi
Jerod Peitsmeyer
Curatorial Interns
Salisha Old Bull
Sean Nettleton
Ashley Rickman
Shannon Webb
Chief Gallery Attendant:
Kain Brauneis
Jason SloatCollections Committee Co-chairs
Megan Stark and Greg Timmons - Education and Program Committee Co-chairs
Ted Hughes - Curatorial Assistant
Kathy McCart - Volunteer Registrar
Contact us at: 406-243-2019 or