YAM's ArtWalk Featuring the New Exhibitions

Final chance to see Archaea, inspired by Yellowstone National Park!

BILLINGS, MT - Yellowstone Art Museum’s ArtWalk will once again begin with an early bird starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017.  Admission to the museum is free during ArtWalk from 4–9 p.m. combined with Jam at the YAM featuring live music by Shane de Leon. View our current exhibitions including two new exhibitions, Earth to Earth: Sediment to Sentiment, and Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection Don’t miss this incredible immersive exhibition Archaea: Rosane Volchan O’Conor inspired by the Yellowstone National Park’s micro-biome, which will be closing on August 6th.

The Art Collectors’ Corner will feature the work of Barbara Garrett, Steve Haraden, Neil Jussila, Steve Kuennen, Nick Lamb, Jim Poulson, Marc Vischer, Jason and Wendy Jam, and Carol Welch as well as other selected work. Artwork in the Art Collectors’ Corner is available for purchase. A cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres are provided during ArtWalk. First drink is free for new member sign-ups. The YAM also has free parking.

Exhibitions currently on view:

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: U.S. Bank, David Orser and Ossie Abrams

Art in Action: Marking Time
On view through August 6, 2017
NW Projects Gallery
Make your own mark at the YAM as we continue with the second in a series of participatory exhibitions, Art in Action, designed to activate and demonstrate museum visitors’ curiosity and creativity. Visitors will leave their marks on the walls of the YAM’s Northwest Projects Gallery, signifying their presence in the world of imagination. Participants may choose to visit over and over in order to interact with the marks left behind by others.
CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS: Anonymous, Wells Fargo

Archaea: Rosane Volchan O’Conor
On view through August 6, 2017
Charles M. Bair Family Gallery
Rosane Volchan O’Conor’s unique installation is inspired by the Yellowstone’s history and micro-biome. Using “archaea”—microscopic organisms that survive in extreme environments—as a focal point, the artist’s immersive installation is suggestive of these forms crawling off the walls, hanging crystalized in space, and mutating into clusters across the floor.  Using a variety of conventional and unconventional materials, O’Conor has transformed the YAM’s gallery into a miniature universe. TITLE SPONSORS: Anonymous, Dr. Donald and Carol Roberts

Earth to Earth: Sediment to Sentiment
On view through October 15, 2017
Murdock Gallery
The museum’s continuing relationship with some of the country’s most discerning collectors has led to an exhibition that includes work by one of the grand masters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, German artist Anselm Kiefer. Three of his most poignant and notable works are joined by selections from the museum’s permanent collection.

Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection
July 27, 2017–October 15, 2017
Montana Gallery
Opening reception Thursday, July 27, 2017
This exhibition was drawn from a private collection in Santa Fe, and reveals the multiple intersections between various 20th-century artworks. The connections formed are sometimes obvious, often surprising, and in some cases completely serendipitous in their connection with topical political concerns of the 21st century. The exhibition includes works by regionally, nationally, and internationally known artists such as Bill Schenck, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among many others.
LEAD SPONSOR: Anonymous, Anonymous CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR: Anonymous

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Directions: Located on the corner of 4th Avenue and North 27th Street, across from the Gazette building and next to Denny’s.

Image credits:

  • View of the Archaea: Rosane Volchan O'Conor installation at the YAM
  • Gathering Mustangs, ©2011 Bill Schenck, oil on canvas (included in Modernist Intersections)
  • YAM staff photo of Senior Curator Bob Durden and Holly Netz examining Le dormeur du val (The Sleeper in the Valley), a monumental painting by Anselm Kiefer. Image ©Anselm Kiefer

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