Upcoming Events at the Yellowstone Art Museum

The nationally accredited Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana is the region’s largest contemporary art museum offering changing exhibitions, adult and children’s art education, café, Art Collectors’ Corner, Visible Vault, and a 7,500-piece permanent collection. From lectures to art for kids, here's what's happening over the next couple of months.


Boundless Visions: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Exhibition is ongoing  

Boundless Visions features changing selections from the YAM's permanent collections, including art from the late nineteenth century to the present. This long-term exhibition is the only exhibition in Montana where you can learn the story of art in this region from its beginnings to the present day.

TITLE SPONSORS: David Orser and Ossie Abrams


Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight

On view through December 30, 2016

Charles M. Bair Family Gallery and Northwest Projects Gallery

If anything is commonly known about Hutterite colonies, it is their reputation for being self-contained and private.  So much more is the privilege, then, to be able to view this selection of photographs by Jill Brody, a photographer who earned the trust and support of the Hutterite colonies in Liberty County, Montana.

SPONSORS: Anonymous, Dr. Stephen and Marilyn Kramer CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR: Dave and Cynthia Hummel, and the Stapleton Gallery


Unleashed: Critters from the Permanent Collection

On view through December 30, 2016

Montana Gallery

The exhibition is lively and has had popular appeal, flowing from the attraction to animals as seen in innumerable social media memes and animal-themed exhibitions slated around the country in recent years.  Many of the art works selected for Unleashed have rarely, if ever, been exhibited, and never in this context. Take part in a joint scavenger hunt for critters at the YAM and ZooMontana for ages 18 and under.

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS: Deborah Anspach and John Hanson, Gareld and Barbara Krieg 


ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: Members of the Yellowstone Art Museum Board of Trustees



Ephemerality: Work by Louis Habeck

On view through December 30, 2016

Montana Gallery landing

Ephemerality, an exhibition by Louis Habeck is the culmination of work that he began while working as the resident artist in the Gary and Melissa Oakland Artist-in-Residence studio at the museum’s Visible Vault.

SPONSORS: Linda Shelhamer and Stephen Haraden


Art Auction 49

Montana, Charles M. Bair Family, and Northwest Projects galleries

January 19, 2017 through March 4, 2017

An opening reception and opportunity to meet Art Auction artists, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Save the date for the Art Auction itself on Saturday, March 4, 2017!  

Title Sponsor:  Oakland & Company 


Events & Programs


December 2016

Docent 2nd Saturday: Art for Kids

Saturday, December 10

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Ages 5-12

$6 members, $7 non-members

“Prehistoric Christmas,” design a Christmas-themed triceratops head using watercolors, based on Ephemerality: Work by Louis Habeck. Registration opens 1 week prior to each class, contact Berenice Munson at 406-256-6804 x232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org


January 2017

Dollar Day

Saturday, January 7, 2017

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Yellowstone Art Museum

Admission is free for members or $1 for all others the first Saturday of every month.


Docent 2nd Saturday: Art for Kids

Saturday, January 14, 2017

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Ages 5-12

$6 members, $7 non-members

“First Impressions”– Design an abstract monoprint inspired by Boundless Visions. Registration opens 1 week prior to each class, contact Berenice Munson at 406-256-6804 x232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org


Art Auction 49 Opening Reception

Thursday, January 19, 2017

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Yellowstone Art Museum

Come celebrate Art Auction 49. Take this opportunity to meet exhibiting artists and begin bidding on Silent Auction artwork. Admission is free for Members or with regular paid museum admission. (See the exhibition description under Exhibitions below.)


FAM at the YAM

Friday Family Fun Night

Friday, January 20, 2017

5–7 p.m.

$6 member child, $7 non-member child

Free member adult, $3 non-member adult

No registration required. All ages welcome. Friday Family Fun Nights are back! Join us for the opportunity for the whole family to come and make art together! Sessions taught by local artists. Come and go between 5–7 p.m.

The Yellowstone Art Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m.  – 4 p.m.  Admission: Members free, $6 adults, $3 students with valid ID, $3 children 6 – 18, under age 6 free, $4 discount price (please inquire).

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