Montana Museum of Art & Culture Makes TripAdvisor Editor’s Choice of Great Museums

April 13, 2015

MISSOULA – TripAdvisor’s travel blog Travel Pod has named the Montana Museum of Art & Culture at the University of Montana an Editor’s Choice pick in its list of best museums in the United States. The only museum or cultural entity in Montana to make the list, MMAC joins institutions across the United States including the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

“We are delighted that TripAdvisor has selected MMAC as the ‘must-see’ cultural institution in Montana this summer vacation season,” said MMAC Director Barbara Koostra, who also serves on the board of directors for Destination Missoula. 

MMAC Curator Brandon Reintjes shares Koostra’s excitement at the accolade.

“We’re honored that the quality of our institution holds its own alongside some of the top institutions in the United States,” he said.

MMAC is housed in the Paxson and Meloy galleries in the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center at UM. With a collection of nearly 11,000 pieces of art and antiquity, 2015 marks the organization’s 120th anniversary.  

“The out of doors is so beautiful throughout the year here. We warmly welcome all our special visitors to share the inspiration that’s indoors, too, here at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture,” Koostra said.

For more information on the Montana Museum of Art & Culture, call program coordinator Jessica Vizzutti at 406-243-2019 or email

Contact: Jessica Vizzutti, program coordinator, Montana Museum of Art & Culture, 406-243-2019,