MAM members are invited to special events each year. As a member, you will enjoy private tours of exhibitions, behind the scenes visits to the museum vaults, and discounts on ticketed events. Member events are sure to bring you face-to-face with internationally recognized artists, scholars, and a talented pool of creative thinkers who enrich the programs at MAM. MAM members enjoy exclusive invitations to the events that connect you to artists,art,and our curatorial staff.  Become a member...

Support our diverse community through art! If you have questions about membership, please contact Cassie Strauss, Director of Development:

To RSVP for all events, please call 406.728.0447 or email Cassidy:

Strictly Collections // May 23, 5:30 PM

This event tackles collection issues for both new collectors and those wanting to enhance the care of their personal collections. Intended for everyone from the layperson to the connoisseur, information will be provided on the finer details that accompany personal art collecting from appraisals, tax benefits, storage options, shipping advice, and insurance, as well as the advantages and processes involved in donating or bequeathing artworks to MAM’s collection. RSVP by May 19.

Member Reception with Lucy Lippard // June 20, 5:30–6:30 PM

MAM members are invited to gather at the museum for a glass of wine with Lucy Lippard, one of America’s most influential art writers and activists. The reception precedes Lippard’s 7 PM lecture on her latest publication, Undermining, as part of the MAM Lecture Series: Voices in Contemporary Art. RSVP by June 16.

MAM Award Party // June 27, 5:30 PM

All MAM supporters are invited to join us for a musical evening in the Missoula Art Park to celebrate two cultural visionaries, Ron and Nancy Erickson. The Ericksons have generously supported MAM since its inception. Nancy is an internationally renowned textile artist who combines soft sculpture approaches with organic, painted quilting techniques. Ron is former Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009 and State Senator from 2009 to 2013.  He is past professor and former director of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana from 1976 to 1984.  The Ericksons’ commitment to community and art is unparalleled. Please join us in toasting them! RSVP by June 23.            

Brunch with the Artist Chris Pappan // August 5, 11 AM–12:30 PM, $5 members/$10 public

Dig into an art discussion over a casual breakfast with exhibiting artist Chris Pappan. Pappan grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona, and studied first at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), then the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He explores his cultural background, which he describes as Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux, and mixed European, through distorted photorealistic portraiture on accounting paper, reminiscent of historical ledger drawings. RSVP by August 3.

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