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Yellowstone Art Museum

Billings Montana

Listing Type: Art Museum
City: Billings Montana
Region: Southeast Montana

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The Yellowstone Art Museum is a unique and important visual arts center for Montana and the surrounding region. Founded in 1964, it is now a fully accredited museum. Contact the Museum for a current exhibition schedule or visit their website: http://yellowstone.artmuseum.org/

Permanent Collection In 1984, with a major grant from the Montana Coal Tax Fund and generous donations from private individuals, the Yellowstone Art Museum began to build a permanent collection of significant contemporary art of the region. The 'Montana Collection' represents the preservation of Western art relevant to today's West, and constitutes a living artistic heritage.

By 1991 there were 609 objects in the collection. Today there are over 3000, exceeding all expectations for growth and popularity. Major gifts from the estates of three prominent artists have tripled the size of the collection since 1992.

Additionally, the acquisition of the Virginia Snook Collection, the largest public gathering of the drawings, paintings, books and memorabilia of cowboy illustrator Will James (1892-1942), has given the Art Museum's collection another popular dimension.

The Snook collection also includes paintings and drawings by other historic regional artists, including J.H. Sharp, Charles M. Russell and others. The expanded museum will provide the physical space to present this artistic continuum to residents and tourists alike.

The beautiful building which houses Montana's finest collection of contemporary regional art is also available to house your party. If you're planning a convention, a meeting, a wedding reception, or just a gathering with friends, we have the space to suit your needs.

Directions: The Yellowstone Art Museum is located off Interstate 90. At the 27th Street interchange, proceed north to 4th Avenue North. The museum is located on the corner of North 27th Street and 4th Avenue North.

Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101

  • Art Gallery
  • Art Museum
  • Modern Art
  • Folk Art
  • Western Art
  • Exhibit
  • Museum
  • Photography
  • Cultural
  • Historic
  • Art
  • Art Show
  • Childrens Activities
  • Education
  • Sculpture
  • Native Art
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Public Restroom
  • Store
  • Books
  • Childrens Activities
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Instruction
  • Merchandise
  • Pay Telephone
  • Registered Historic Site
  • Senior Discount
  • Snack Bar
  • Tour
  • Unescorted Tour

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