Yellowstone Art Museum Happenings Throughout the Summer

The Yellowstone Art Museum features a neverending list of events, programs, and exhibitions for all ages throughout the spring and summer season. Here are some to catch.

May Events and Programs:

Docent 2nd Saturday: Art for Kids
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
“Capture the Action!” Draw aspects of the West past and present, using charcoal, based on Will James and Rough and Tumble, Smoke and Rope: The Cowboy in Modern America exhibition. Registration opens 1 week prior to each class, contact Jennifer Maize at 406-256-6804 x232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch at Raven’s Café d’Art
Saturday and Sunday, May 12 & 13, 2018
10 a.m.–3 p.m. each day
Treat your mom for Mother’s Day at Raven’s Café d’Art. Enjoy unique brunch selections or special luncheon items that include appetizers, dessert, and champagne. Limited seating with outdoor seating in the atrium available, weather permitting. Make your reservation by calling 406-256-6804 x247.

 

International Museum Free Day
Friday, May 18, 2018
5–7 p.m.
Free admission to the museum in honor of International Museum Free Day.

 

FAM at the YAM
Friday Family Fun Night
Friday, May 18, 2018
5–7 p.m.
Members: Adults free and $6/child
Non-members: $3/adult, $7/child
No registration required. All ages welcome. Your whole family is welcome to come to the YAM and make art together! Session taught by local artists. Come and go between 5–7 p.m.

 

Gallery Talk by Clyde Aspevig
Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Join with other area art lovers as featured artist Clyde Aspevig discusses his work and the unexpected sources that inspire his remarkable paintings.

 

Veterans and Armed Forces Free Day
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Admission is free all day for everyone in honor of all veterans and active duty military. This is our kick-off of our Blue Star Museums membership which offers free admission to the museum for veterans and active duty military from Memorial Day through Labor Day. https://www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

 

June Events and Programs:

ArtWalk and Jam at the YAM
Friday, June 1, 2018
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Admission is free during ArtWalk. Enjoy live music and view our current exhibitions. Food Trucks will be available for a bite to eat and cash bar for drinks.  First drink is free for new member sign-ups. Free parking is available.

 

Plein Air Chalk Pastels with Mike Caskey
Saturday, June 2, 2018
9 a.m.–12 and 1–4 p.m.
$60 members, $67 non-members
Class size: 15
A plein air, chalk pastel Workshop led by Mike Caskey will be held at Riverfront Park. Attendees will meet in the parking lot next to the shelter. Bring enough pastels and paper for two separate works. Composition, color, and dark to light techniques will be covered. To register visit the website www.artmuseum.org or call the Front Desk at 406-256-6804.

 

Will James Free Day
Tuesday, June 6, 2018
Admission is free all day for everyone in honor of all veterans and active duty military.

 

Yoga at the YAM
Saturday, June 9, 2018
9–10 a.m.
$15 admission ($10 for members)
Enhance or begin your yoga practice at this one hour art-inspired yoga session led by YungBen Yelvington in the museum. This yoga session is for all levels of yoga experience. Bring your own mat or yoga props. A limited supply of mats and props will be available to use, provided by the instructor. After this refreshing yoga class, enjoy viewing the museum’s current exhibitions. Museum admission included with the session.

 

Summer Art Studio
Thursday, June 14, 2018
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. or 1–3 p.m.
Ages 5–12
$8 members, $10 non-members
“Draw Me a Painting” Build and draw a still life using oil pastels and transform it into a painting based off Emil Carlsen’s Quiet Harmonies. Registration opens a week prior to each class. Maximum 30 students, walk-ins are welcome and are first come first serve! To register, please contact Jennifer Maize, Education Program Coordinator at 406-256-6804 x 232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

Archile Gorky Presentation
Thursday, June 14, 2018
A special presentation about Archile Gorky, more details available at www.artmuseum.org.

 

Technicolor Grey Zone – Thollem live score with films
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5–6 reception and 6-8 p.m. showtime in the Murdock Gallery
$12 admission ($10 for Members)
This is an unforgettable show, bringing together the work of these five unique filmmakers with Thollem’s Prophet and a microphone: jumping from an electric diving board into reality and imagination, landing squarely in the midst of the time of our lives at the center of a world on the edge.

 

Summer Art Studio
Thursday, June 21, 2018
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. or 1–3 p.m.
Ages 5–12
$8 members, $10 non-members
“Collab-Scape” Inspired by paintings by Clyde Aspevig and Arshile GorkyChild’s Companion.” Work with friends and fellow artists to create a collaborative landscape using oil pastels. Registration opens a week prior to each class. Maximum 30 students, walk-ins are welcome and are first come first serve! To register, please contact Jennifer Maize, Education Program Coordinator at 406-256-6804 x 232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

Yoga at the YAM
Saturday, June 23, 2018
9–10 a.m.
$15 admission ($10 for members)
Enhance or begin your yoga practice at this one hour art-inspired yoga session led by YungBen Yelvington in the museum. This yoga session is for all levels of yoga experience. Bring your own mat or yoga props. A limited supply of mats and props will be available to use, provided by the instructor. After this refreshing yoga class, enjoy viewing the museum’s current exhibitions. Museum admission included with the session.

 

Summer Art Studio
Thursday, June 28, 2018
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. or 1–3 p.m.
Ages 5–12
$8 members, $10 non-members
“Break it, Make it” Repurpose and reassemble broken and found objects. Registration opens a week prior to each class. Maximum 30 students, walk-ins are welcome and are first come first serve! To register, please contact Jennifer Maize, Education Program Coordinator at 406-256-6804 x 232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

July Events and Programs:

Summer Art Studio
Thursday, July 5, 2018
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. or 1–3 p.m.
Ages 5–12
$8 members, $10 non-members
“Pieces and Places” Piece together a landscape collage with recycled materials.  Work created is inspired by Nature’s Cadence: Paintings by Clyde Aspevig. Registration opens a week prior to each class. Maximum 30 students, walk-ins are welcome and are first come first serve! To register, please contact Jennifer Maize, Education Program Coordinator at 406-256-6804 x 232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

Jam at the YAM
Friday, July 6, 2018
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music and view our current exhibitions. Food Trucks will be available for a bite to eat and cash bar for drinks.  First drink is free for new member sign-ups. Free parking is available.

 

Summer Art Studio
Thursday, July 12, 2018
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. or 1–3 p.m.
Ages 5–12
$8 members, $10 non-members
”Draw Your Better Half” Start with a selfie and finish with a self-portrait based on a photo taken in the studio, based on Rough and Tumble, Smoke and Rope. Registration opens a week prior to each class. Maximum 30 students, walk-ins are welcome and are first come first serve! To register, please contact Jennifer Maize, Education Program Coordinator at 406-256-6804 x 232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

Summerfair
Friday evening, July 13, 2018, 4–9 p.m. featuring live music by Mojo.
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The 40th Annual Summerfair is the region’s largest arts and crafts festival featuring fine artisans, craftspeople, and entertainers from our region.  Summerfair Eve’s Friday evening event will have live music by Mojo, playing from 5-9 p.m.  On Saturday and Sunday, the children’s tent will once again have free children’s art activities–sure to inspire creativity.  Summerfair is a wonderful way to share the joy of art with friends and family. Join us at Veterans Park! Thank you to our major event sponsors: Title: Holiday Stationstores; Exclusive Media TV: KULR8

 

Exhibitions:

EXHIBITION 2017-2018 SEASON SPONSORS: David Orser and Ossie Abrams

 

Boundless Visions: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Exhibition is ongoing
The discoveries made by local artists are not always in the history books!  Gain insight into the art of our region by visiting Boundless Visions.  Selections that allude to the land, to the tenacity of those who work here, and to our many and diverse connections that exist, are on view every day.

 

Emil Carlsen’s Quiet Harmonies
March 22 – July 8, 2018
Opening reception Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Emil Carlsen (1848-1932) is counted among the diverse group of American Post-Impressionist and realist painters who flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Carlsen’s lush, painterly, and deeply satisfying paintings took French Impressionism and later Tonalists’ work a step further in the direction of serenity and quiet sensory beauty.  His work reflects the American tendency to appreciate concrete form and clear meaning in subject matter.

 

Nature’s Cadence: Paintings by Clyde Aspevig
March 22 – July 8, 2018
Opening reception Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Drawing upon both traditional and Modernist sources of inspiration—as well as the greatest inspiration of all, nature—native Montanan Clyde Aspevig has earned an enthusiastic following and an enduring place in the annals of contemporary American landscape painting. His beautiful oils, which capture every season in every guise, are exceptional examples of contemporary landscape painting in the representational mode. Viewers are often overwhelmed by the beauty and emotional associations of his subject matter, becoming increasingly amazed by the realization upon close viewing that Aspevig’s compelling realities are indeed crafted from paint.

 

Rough and Tumble, Smoke and Rope
March 22 – August 5, 2018
Opening reception Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sponsored exclusively by the Audia Group, Rough and Tumble, Smoke and Rope is a sincere photographic documentation of the inner workings, people, and stock animals who are the central players in this life that feeds a global appetite for beef and good riding stock. The exhibition comprises photographs by some of the best documentarian photographers of western ranching culture.

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