Happenings at the Yellowstone Art Museum

Yellowstone Art Museum’s Calendar Listings for December 2017 through February 2018

Yellowstone Art Museum’s Calendar Listings for December 2017 through February 2018

December Events and Programs:
Winterfair and ArtWalk
Friday, December 1, 2017, 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Dollar day admission on Saturday.
Shop for handmade jewelry, fine art, crafts, or just enjoy great food at Raven’s Café d’Art.  Over twenty featured artists will have work for sale. Raven’s Café d’Art will be open for dinner Friday from 5–8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. for brunch.
Community Game Night
Friday, December 8, 2017
6–8 p.m.
Crazy for Clue? Love Life? Prefer Pictionary? Come and join us for a community game night at the YAM! Bring your own or play our assortment of board and card games. (Family friendly games only please!) Bring your friends or meet some new ones! Included with regular admission price or free for members.
Docent 2nd Saturday: Art for Kids
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ages 5-12
$6 members, $7 non-members
“Make It Move” Construct a kinetic interactive piece of art out of recycled materials, inspired by Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up. Registration opens 1 week prior to each class, contact Berenice Munson at 406-256-6804 x232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org
Caped Crusader Day
Saturday, December 9, 2017
In conjunction with My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action, wear your superhero cape to the museum and receive free admission! There may even be a few local superheroes on site to say hello!
An 80’s Soundtrack
Saturday, December 2, 2017
8 p.m. admission $7
Visible Vault at the YAM
Come on down and dance till you drop at the Visible Vault. It'll be the most fun you've had since Soda's closed! Only 100 people can fit in the Vault so pre-purchase your tickets by visiting the front desk or calling 406-256-6804!
January Events and Programs:
Dollar Day
Saturday, January 6, 2018
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission is free for members or $1 for all others the first Saturday of every month.
Docent 2nd Saturday: Art for Kids
Saturday, January 13, 2018
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ages 5-12
$6 members, $7 non-members
“Abstract You” Create your abstract-self using paint, pencil and pastel influenced by Arshile Gorky. Registration opens 1 week prior to each class, contact Berenice Munson at 406-256-6804 x232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org
Mask-Making with Glenda Brauneis
Saturday, January 20, 2018,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the magic and whimsy of Mardi Gras by creating a mask in honor of the mother of all carnivals. Glenda Brauneis has been a costumer for over 20 years, designing and creating both costumes and masks for private commissions and theaters nationwide. Call the museum or visit the YAM website to sign up!
Art Auction 50 Exhibition Opening
Thursday, January 25, 2018
5:30–8 p.m.
Come celebrate Art Auction 50. 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 26, 2018
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! Session taught by local artists. Come and go between 5–7 p.m.
February Events and Programs:
ArtWalk & Jam at the YAM
Friday, February 2, 2018
4–9 p.m.
Museum admission is free during ArtWalk and Jam at the YAM. Enjoy live music and view our exhibitions including works from regional artists in Art Auction 50. Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres are provided. First drink is free for new member sign-ups. Free parking is available.
Docent 2nd Saturday: Art for Kids
Saturday, February 10, 2018
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ages 5-12
$6 members, $7 non-members
“Clay Creatures” Design, build, and embellish imaginative creatures using air-drying clay, inspired by the work of Artist-in-Residence, Renée Audette and Art Auction 50. Registration opens 1 week prior to each class, contact Berenice Munson at 406-256-6804 x232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org
Chalk Pastels with Mike Caskey
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Students will learn pastel basics including use of color, laying in basic image, creating standard sizes, and how to plan for matting and framing. Plenty of class time for questions.
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 the many and diverse connections that exist are on view every day.
My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action
On view through January 2, 2018
Northwest Projects and Bair Galleries
Experience the escapades of iconic superheroes with this pumped-up collection of international artworks in a variety of media. As contemporary idols, superheroes are a rich source of inspiration for artists around the world. My Hero!celebrates and re-envisions the possibilities that exist when you have a magic cape, lasso, or some superhuman power that changes everything. My Hero! was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California. TITLE SPONSOR: Mary Alice Fortin Foundation Inc. CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS: ExxonMobil, First Interstate Bank, Veritiv Corporation COMMUNITY SPONSORS: CTA Architects Engineers, Tim & Trish Matteson
Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up
November 9, 2017–January 7, 2018
Murdock Gallery
Opening reception Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
All Mixed Up is an overview of Glueckert’s art production from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition includes videos, handmade games, drawings, conceptual pieces, drawing machines, collages, interactive sculptures, and assemblages. Glueckert is inspired by folk and intuitive artist traditions such as the L.A. sculptor H. C. Westermann, as well as Modernists such as Montana artist Robert DeWeese, and Washington artists Harold Balasz and Edward Kienholz.
Glueckert’s art is a conduit for his concern over a host of social ills and human behaviors while simultaneously championing social justice and cultural values.  Storytelling in its many forms is central to his work.  From the narrative structure and emotional antics of country western ballads to accounts of local history, Glueckert emphasizes the emotional or humorous content of his subject matter.

about the shows:

Special thanks go out to the following sponsors who are helping to bring this exhibition to Billings: Carol and Jim Spielman, Deborah Anspach and John Hanson, Buchanan Capital, David Orser and Ossie Abrams, Ellen and Don Alweis, Sharon and Garde Peterson, Val Jeffries and Allen Powers
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
The nationally accredited Yellowstone Art Museum is the region’s largest contemporary art museum offering changing exhibitions, adult and children’s art education, café, museum shop, Visible Vault, and a 7,500-piece permanent collection.  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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