The MAM collects, preserves, exhibits, and reseaches art that is relevant to the culture of the American West with an emphasis on contemporary Montana artists. Developing and preserving the MAM Collection preserves our region's unique, emerging cultural heritage and helps to achieve the MAM mission to educate, challenge, and inspire the community through contemporary art.
The MAM Collection contains approximately 1,800 artworks, including 192 works acquired by the Missoula Museum of the Arts between 1975 and 1994. These inital works comprise the Missoula County Art Collection mananged by the MAM. Our signature collection is the Contemporary American Indian Art Collection, established in 1997 with a gift of prints by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith from the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
The MAM invites you to take part in developing the Collection by joining the Contemporary Collectors Circle.