Jules DupréAnimals Crossing a Bridge
Oil on canvas, circa 1880
MMAC Permanent Collection
Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (William A Clark Collection)

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From Director Rafael Chacón:

Notice of Temporary Closure of the MMAC to the Public

(Updated April 24, 2020)

As a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MMAC will remain closed to the public indefinitely. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. This is a preventative action taken to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community. The museum staff will continue to work from campus or from their homes and will be available via email or phone. We appreciate your patronage and understanding and we look forward to reopening when restrictions are lifted.

The University of Montana is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization and in consultation with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, the City of Missoula, the Missoula County Health Department, and UM’s health professionals on campus.

We encourage all our supporters to shelter in place and we look forward to reopening to the public when restrictions are lifted.

Monte Dolack Show Extended in Response to COVID 19

The exhibition “Monte Dolack: The Artist’s Nature” at the MMMAC will be extended until August 29, 2020 in response to the current closure of the galleries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Upcoming Exhibition Dates

Please see Upcoming Events for new exhibition dates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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