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Director's letter

Dear friends, as we enter the fourth week since re-opening our doors in Phase II, the MMAC is doing reasonably well. Montana, however, is seeing a resurgence of COVID infections. We urge everyone to take care and be extra cautious during this delicate time.

The work of the museum goes on in this new landscape. Our visits at the museum are slowly climbing and we have even held special tours of the Dolack exhibition following our safety guidelines.

I am pleased to announce the creation of a new committee called AVEC (Ad hoc Virtual Education Committee) composed of members of the Docents, Education & Program Committee, and the museum staff. The committee is charged with creating a virtual product to replace the face-to-face docent tour during the pandemic; our hope is that whatever they design will be useful to the museum well-beyond this period of crisis. The committee, chaired by celebrated educators Anna Baldwin and Mary Engstrom, is meeting regularly and reviewing the museum’s overall online presence.

I am also pleased to share that the MMAC has received a $5000 CARES Act Grant to compensate for our two-and-a-half month closure and to support our present efforts in online education. We are grateful to the folks at Humanities Montana for that award. Please feel free to share this letter and its good news with your constituents.

Take very good care and keep the faith, Rafael.






Gallery Hours:

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12 noon-6

Closed Monday, Sunday, and for all university holidays

Please use the south entry to the PARTV Center lobby.

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Upcoming Events:

March 24, 2020 5:30pm Writers Respond: Judy Blunt and Heather Cahoon Respond to Dolack's Sense of Place | Masquer Theatre; panel discussion moderated by Dr. Rafael Chacon.

This panel discussion took place without a studio audience and practicing social distancing guidelines. It was filmed by Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT) and will be posted on their YouTube channel. Stay tuned.

April 7, 2020 5:30pm Public Lecture by Monte Dolack | Masquer Theatre 

This public lecture will be postponed until further notice.


Current Exhibitions:


Monte Dolack: The Artist's Nature

January 17th - August 29, 2020 | Paxson and Meloy Galleries 


See our Current Exhibitions page for more information.

Letters from Visitors:

"Dear Montana Museum of Art & Culture, I want to tell you that I have been in a lot of museums and I have never seen a museum like that. I think that what you are doing is amazing and don't stop!"
6th Grader, Lolo School  
"Does an art museum teach us about the exhibits, or does it make us feel like we want to be a part of it? The Montana Museum of Art and Culture doesn’t just teach you about exhibits like any other museum would, this museum makes you feel like you are a part of it…"
Colton Browder, UM Student