MAM's 47th Annual Benefit Art Auction, 2019, photo courtesy of Slikati Photographers

Annual Auction

The 2021 Benefit Art Auction was an entirely virtual event! Thanks to everyone who tuned in, placed bids, and donated! We raised more than $98,000!

Please support the businesses who support MAM and the arts in Missoula such as the sponsors of the MAM’s Big Night, restauranteurs offering special meals for the Big Night, and the Montana Area Music Association and the musicians on the Getting Thru: A Compilation album.

Though bidding is closed, you are welcome to place donations whenever you like!


The Missoula Art Museum is grateful for the continued support of US Bank, presenting sponsor of the MAM Auction for over 12 years!



MAM is grateful for the support of Windfall, Inc





Thank you to additional sponsors of MAM's Big Night!


2020 Benefit Art Auction

The 2020 Benefit Art Auction, held on February 1, 2020, was a huge success. Thanks to our friends, supporters, and contributing artists, the Missoula Art Museum raised over $130,000!

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, bid, and joined us online! The foray into an online platform was well-received.

U.S. Bank, the presenting sponsor of the Benefit Art Auction for thirteen years, proudly supports our dedication to artists and our art community.

MAM's commitment to free admission, free expression, and free education is center stage at the annual benefit art auction. For over 40 years, the annual benefit art auction has made it possible to share these values and great works of art with our entire community. MAM’s live auction is a spectator sport that has to be experienced to be appreciated.

The purchase of live and silent auction artworks at MAM’s benefit art auction supports all of MAM’s core programs and exhibitions. MAM is proud to support more than 200 local, regional, and national artists through exhibitions each year and offer free educational programs to all schools in our region.

The success of MAM’s fine art auction for over 40 years is thanks in great part to the generosity of many local businesses, a stellar volunteer auction committee, and the artworks donated by some of the most beloved and most accomplished artists of our time.