Summer events at Yellowstone Art Museum

Posted on 01 June 2016

Billings' Museum’s Summer Calendar Listings of Events, Programs, and Exhibitions.

June Events and Programs:

Dollar Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Yellowstone Art Museum

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

 

Will James Free Day

Sunday, June 5, 2016

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Admission to the museum is free all day in honor of Will James's birthday (actual birthday on Monday, June 6). View special selections of James's work at the Visible Vault after visiting our ongoing exhibitions Harold Schlotzhauer: The Shape of Motion and The Falcon's Eye: Nature Photographs by Michael Sample

 

Open Studio

Thursday, June 16, 23, 30, 2016

10 a.m. – noon or 1 – 3 p.m.

Ages 5 – 12

$6 members, $7 non-members

Open studio is every Thursday from June 16–July 28. Registration recommended and opens one week prior to each class. For class details please visit the website: www.artmuseum.org. To register, please contact Berenice Munson, Education Program Coordinator, at 406-256-6804 x232 or at artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

360° Competition Winners Announced

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Billings Skate Park

Winners of the 360° competition will be announced and each category winner will receive a fully loaded skateboard with their winning design applied to the deck.

 

July Events and Programs:

 

Dollar Day

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Yellowstone Art Museum

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

 

Open Studio

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016

10 a.m. – noon or 1 – 3 p.m.

Ages 5 – 12

$6 members, $7 non-members

Open studio is every Thursday from June 16–July 28. Registration recommended and opens one week prior to each class. For class details please visit the website: www.artmuseum.org. To register, please contact Berenice Munson, Education Program Coordinator, at 406-256-6804 x232 or at artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

Summerfair

Saturday, July 9, 2016

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summerfair is the region’s largest arts and crafts festival—an annual summer gala featuring the best artisans, craftspeople, and entertainers in the area. This exciting event attracts more than 10,000 people and is a wonderful way to share the joy of art with friends and family. Admission for Summerfair is $3 for adults, FREE for children ages 12 and under.

 

Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, July 14, 2016

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see Echo: Unspoken Dialects.  Showcasing the work of Montana artists Catherine Courtenaye, Michael Haykin, Kate Hunt, and Jerry Iverson, Echo reveals the visual beauty of written language and language-like forms.  Admission is free for members and with regular admission for non-members. 

 

Hilltop Inn Free Day

Saturday, July 16, 2016

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Enjoy free museum admission for everyone all day. This free day is sponsored by Hilltop Inn & Suites. 

 

August Events and Programs:

 

YAM Camp 2016 “Express Yourself”

Monday–Friday, August 1–5, 2016

Morning Session: Ages 6–8 from 9:30 a.m.–noon

Afternoon Session: Ages 9–12 from 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

This year’s camp will focus on visual language, from pictographs to logos to emojis. Campers will explore how many different forms of communication we recognize, and how they are constantly changing. We will use a variety of media to discover how we communicate through symbols. Registration for YAM camp opens on Friday, May 2, 2016. Please visit our website for details and to register: www.artmuseum.org. Contact Berenice, Education Program Coordinator, with questions or to be added to our waiting list, at artsuitcase@artmuseum.org or at 406-256-6804 x232.

 

ArtWalk & Jam at the YAM

Friday, August 5, 2016

5–9 p.m.

Yellowstone Art Museum

Museum admission is free during ArtWalk and Jam at the YAM. Enjoy live music and view our exhibitions. Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres provided. First drink is free for new member sign-ups and membership renewals.

 

Dollar Day

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Yellowstone Art Museum

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

 

International Friendship Day

Sunday, August 7, 2016

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit the YAM with a friend and your friend’s museum admission is free with your paid (or member) admission.

 

Riversage Billings Inn Free Day

Saturday, August 13, 2016

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Enjoy free museum admission for everyone all day. This free day is sponsored by Riversage Billings Inn. 

 

 

Exhibitions:

EXHIBITION SEASON SPONSORS: David Orser and Ossie Abrams, and U.S. Bank

 

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

 

Harold Schlotzhauer:  The Shape of Motion

On view through July 3, 2016

Harold Schlotzhauer is one of the region’s most prolific and distinctive artists. With decades of experience behind him, he continues to explore the intersection between the observable and the imagined, creating a vivid visual language that soars beyond the edges of the picture plane. Schlotzhauer’s approach is bold and playful, but dazzlingly serious in its intent to create engaging images that make the intangible real. Shapes, lines, and sweeping color dance together in choreographed movement to elicit a personal response from the viewer. His work is inspired by myriad sources, including the traditional Asian arts, graffiti, children’s toys, and the rhythms of nature.

TITLE SPONSOR: Laurence and Ruth Martin; LEAD SPONSOR: Anonymous, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Deborah Anspach and Dr. John Hanson, Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, and Diane Boyer Jerhoff

 

The Falcon’s Eye:  Nature Photographs by Michael Sample

On view through August 21, 2016

Publisher, philanthropist, and family man Michael S. Sample is known widely for his extraordinarily sensitive nature photography. The Yellowstone Art Museum honors Sample’s wealth of nature photographs recorded during his all-season outdoor adventures.  Through his photography, Sample captured the essence of Western wildlife and geography while revealing his own adventurous yet quiet nature. The subjects of his work range from the sublime view of a single wildflower frozen in an early winter snow to an epic storm over the Rocky Mountains. 

TITLE SPONSOR: David Orser and Ossie Abrams; LEAD SPONSOR: Toucan Gallery, Bill and Laverne Royer, Eide Bailly, LLP, Merrill Lynch, Spalding Houghton Group, and Gary and Melissa Oakland

 

Primal Urges

On view through September 4, 2016

Throughout recorded time, artists have used visual forms to comment on or express the relationship between humankind and the spaces we have occupied in our collective history and psychology. In this exclusive exhibition derived from special loans and the museum’s own permanent collection, consider the evolution of visual abstraction—in this case, spanning the stretch of time from the late nineteenth century to today, from France to New York to Montana.

 

Echo: Unspoken Dialects

July 14–October 19, 2016

Exhibition Opening Reception, Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

The symbolism and intent of written words have a history as long as human memory.  Artists have always reveled in the visual beauty of symbols that indicate everything from the smallest sound to the largest idea.  Echo: Unspoken Dialects reveals the intersections between emotion and reason, and between ideas and concrete form.  Language as the trail of memory will be the focus of this exhibition.  Echo will feature four leading Montana artists who use actual words, the traces of words, or the suggestion of language in their rich and varied works:  Catherine Courtenaye, Michael Haykin, Kate Hunt, and Jerry Iverson. 

LEAD SPONSOR: John W. and Carol L. H. Green

 

Yellowstone Art Museum

401 North 27th Street

Billings, MT 59101

406-256-6804

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