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Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

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Address: 1400 1st Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401-3205
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+1 406-727-8255

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Good Local Art Gallery

I’m a fan of art museums and try to visit them during my frequent business travel. This is actually a very good local art gallery (I'm not sure it's large enough to be considered... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Chesterland, Ohio
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

There's nothing in there. The only possible point of interest is that the building is an old (1900s) public school. If you went to a large, urban public school built in the 1900s, this building is identical, which is interesting in itself.

Thank alexwolf2016
Chesterland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I’m a fan of art museums and try to visit them during my frequent business travel. This is actually a very good local art gallery (I'm not sure it's large enough to be considered a "museum"), but I don’t think it quite merits the rave reviews on this site. The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art is housed in an... More 

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We always stop here when we are in Great Falls. It is a converted school and has art exhibits. There is a permanent exhibit of sculptures of people made out of branches and eclectic random pieces of trash. These were created by twin brothers who were recluses. Very cool. This visit there was a photographic exhibit of the Hutterites and... More 

Thank ReenieMD
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Took the Historical Trolley tour that started at this museum. We loved the trolley tour. The museum was interesting but there were a lot of rooms that were used for other activities that were not exhibits. The building is gorgeous and very historical inside, worth checkiing out and "Free". There is a gift shop.

Thank concertina61
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Absolutely love the outsider art exhibit of Lee Steen, and the Iraq war memorial. This visit the student art was a very positive note on the upcoming generation and their incredible talent.

Thank Jill B
Polson, Montana
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is a gorgeous old building on the historic register, it houses displayed of many, mabpny artists and collections. It also has a bistro that is small in portion but good. The creaking floors remind us that this historical site has been here and utilized for a lot of years. On the front lawn are Pieces of art that were... More 

Thank Andrea P
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

An interesting collection of modern art located inside a historic old school that was built in the very late 1800's. While wandering through the main hall on the first floor Tracy Houck (the executive director) mistook me for someone she was meeting but then graciously welcomed me, gave a brief history of the building and encouraged me to explore the... More 

Thank Bryan Y
Great Falls, Montana
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is funded historically by local business to keep it free. It is an old school, with stone and big windows, surrounded by streets, a small garden and with art, a gift shop and school art activitities. It also is used for parties, which I consider its best use of all, since it is very reasonable, and can accommodate great,... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The 1896 stone building that housed first a high school and then a junior high school now contains the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. While some gallery rooms have false walls covering the original classroom walls in order to preserve history and provide backgrounds for hanging artwork, some rooms still have chalkboards on their walls. What wonderful feats of... More 

1 Thank A_Saunterer
Preeceville, sk
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

My Aunt and I visited the museum and especially enjoyed the art of found wood made into "people". Art, too, was very good.

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