The Holter Museum of Art is the region's premier contemporary art and cultural center. Its vision is to use art as a tool to build community. The museum achieves this through its education and exhibition programs. Another driving force of the museum is its goal to promote broad cultural awareness. As such, it collects and exhibits art from contemporary Native American culture in Montana, around the country, and abroad. It hosts national and international exhibits and serves as an important venue for local artists to present their work. The facility has an education center and a collections and research center.
The museum opened in 1987, and in 2002 built an addition that increased the amount of space to 17,000 square feet.