MAM exhibitions center on contemporary, regional art made primarily by living artists. Situated on the traditional, ancestral territories of the Séliš (Salish or “Flathead”) and Ql̓ispé (upper Kalispel or Pend d’Oreille) peoples, MAM exhibitions highlight contemporary Native art with a dedicated gallery and collection focus, as well as post-WWII Montana modernism and emerging art in a variety of media. In addition, at least one exhibition on view in the museum features the MAM Collection in a significant way.
MAM presents 20 to 25 solo and group exhibitions annually through six main galleries and the Missoula Art Park. Exhibitions are typically three to four months in duration. MAM events, programs, and education activities are designed in relation to current exhibitions. MAM organizes the majority of exhibitions that are presented, working directly with artists to help them achieve their vision for presentation and engagement.
In addition, MAM hosts national traveling exhibitions, special loans, juried invitational exhibitions, and unique institutional collaborations with national partners to present dynamic, contemporary artist-driven projects. The MAM curatorial team welcomes the opportunity to review exhibition proposals from individual artists, collaborative groups, or guest curators. For guidelines, visit the Proposals page.