Montana Museum of Art & Culture

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Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Key holdings Montana Horses (Rudy Autio)[1]
Collection size 11,000[2]
Director Barbara Koostra[3]

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture, or the MMAC, is a University of Montana art museum in Missoula with a collection of over 11,000 objects,[2] many of which are of the contemporary American West.[1] As of September 2015, Barbara Koostra served as the museum’s director.[3]


  1. ^ a b Jones, Constance; Lombardi, Matthew, eds. (2006). "Missoula: Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana". Fodor’s: Montana and Wyoming with the South Dakota Black Hills. Fodor’s Gold Guides Series (2nd ed.). New York: Fodor’s Travel Publications. p. 202. ISBN 978-1-4000-1667-9. ISSN 1559-0801. OCLC 70080554. The university’s art museum, divided into the Paxson Gallery and the Henry Meloy Gallery hosts traveling exhibitions and has a permanent collection of more than 9,500 works, with an emphasis on contemporary art from the West. A highlight is the magnificent tapestry titled Montana Horses by Missoulian Rudy Autio.
  2. ^ a b Walsh, Cory (2015-01-15). "Montana museum marks 120th anniversary with 120 artworks". Missoulian. Missoula. ISSN 0746-4495. Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. When the staff of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture was narrowing the Permanent Collection of more than 11,000‑some objects down to 120 for a 120th anniversary exhibition, many masters from across centuries didn’t make the cut.
  3. ^ a b Kato, Dillon (2015-09-09). "University of Montana art museum hosts free screening of POW documentary". Billings Gazette. ISSN 2372-868X. Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. ‘This is another opportunity to come and see the impacts of war through his drawings and learn from his experiences’, said Barbara Koostra, director of the MMAC.

Coordinates: 46°51′49″N 113°59′07″W / 46.8636°N 113.9852°W / 46.8636; -113.9852