April and May Events and Programs at YAM

Upcoming Events at the Yellowstone Art Museum

BILLINGS, MT - April Events and Programs:

Dollar Day
Saturday, April 1, 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.

Environmental Intimacies in Rosane Volchan O’Conor’s Artwork
Gallery talk by Dr. Leanne Gilbertson of MSU Billings
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Admission is free for members or included with regular museum admission.
Dr. Leanne Gilbertson, Assistant Professor of Art History and the Northcutt Steele Gallery Director at Montana State University Billings, will discuss Rosane Volchan O’Conor’s immersive installation, Archaea, on view in the Bair Family Gallery. The talk will be in the Murdock Gallery and will place the artist’s concerns in context with compelling contemporary art movements.

Sam and Judy McDonald Foundation Free Day
Saturday, April 8, 2017
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free museum admission for everyone all day. There will also be a free children’s art activity from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Know Your Rights: Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights for Artists
Legal information session
Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Murdock Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum
This event is free for members or included with regular admission.
An information session designed for all artists, writers, and makers.  Attorneys Bob Griffin, Shalise Zobel, and Isaac Potter from Crowley Fleck PLLP and Billings attorney Jennifer L. Webber of WEBBERpllc will share what you need to know to protect your work.  Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Montana.

After 5–Unplugged
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5–8 p.m.
$3 wrist band admission
New event! “After 5–Unplugged” blends new music, drinks, and art in one of the finest sites in Billings—the YAM! This event will feature live music by Ed Kemmick and The Peach Pickers.

May Events and Programs:

ArtWalk & Jam at the YAM
Friday, May 5, 2017
4–9 p.m.
Yellowstone Art Museum
Museum admission is free during Artwalk, and it is combined with Jam at the YAM.
Meet your friends and start your ArtWalk at the YAM. Live music, current exhibitions, cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres provided. First drink is free for new member sign-ups and membership renewals.

Dollar Day
Saturday, May 6, 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.

Drawing as a Conversation
Drawing Class led by Artist-in-Residence Robin Earles
Saturday, May 6, 2017
1–3:30 p.m.
Ages 16 to adult
$35 members, $40 non-members
$10 additional materials fee paid directly to instructor before class.
Robin Earles will demonstrate drawing techniques that allow the student to explore his or her own unique language while working in concert or conversation with artwork currently on exhibition. This is intended to create a unique experience for the student to better understand the works of others, build empathy for that art, while connecting with one’s own mark making abilities.

Book-signing with artist Theodore Waddell
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Admission is free for members or included with regular museum admission.
Meet the artist at this discussion and book-signing.  This magnificent new book about the artist’s life and work has been years in the making.  Get your autographed copy of My Montana: Theodore Waddell, Paintings and Sculpture, 1959-2016, written by Rick Newby with essays by many others including Pat Williams, Patrick Zentz, and Paul Zarzyski. Distributed by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Docent 2nd Saturday: Art for Kids
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ages 5-12
$6 members, $7 non-members
“Share Your Story”– Illustrate the many ways you are unique and one-of-a-kind with layers of acrylic on canvas influenced by Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors. Registration opens 1 week prior to each class. Contact Berenice Munson at 406-256-6804 x232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org

Raven’s Café d’Art Mother’s Day Brunch Special
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 2017
10 a.m.–3 p.m. each day
Treat your mom for Mother’s Day at Raven’s Café d’Art. Enjoy unique brunch selections or special luncheon items that include appetizers, dessert, and champagne. Limited seating with outdoor seating in the atrium available, weather permitting. Make your reservation by calling 406-256-6804.

International Museum Free Day
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Admission is free all day for everyone in honor of International Museum Day. Check out Artrageous at the Alberta Bair Theater!  What a “RUSH”!  YAM members can get their tickets to Artrageous for $22.  YAM members enjoy rush ticketing prices when they show their YAM member ID.

Pictograph Cave Tour
Friday, May 19, 2017
10–11 a.m.
In conjunction with Art in Action: Marking Time, park manager, Jarret Kostrba, will lead an hour-long tour of the Pictograph Cave State Park. This tour is free, but donations are always appreciated. As space is limited, advance registration is suggested. Tour will meet at the Visitor Center at the Park. Call the front desk at 406-256-6804 to reserve your spot!

FAM at the YAM
Friday Family Fun Night
Friday, May 19, 2017
5–7 p.m.
$6 member child, $7 non-member child
Free member adults, $3 non-member adult
No registration required. All ages are welcome.
Join in on this opportunity for the whole family to come and make art together! Session taught by local artist Tori Wardrip. Come and go between 5 – 7 p.m.

Cola Pen Drawing
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
$35 for members; $40 for non-members
Create a customized drawing pen using readily available materials such as a recycled soda can in this Experience Art Adult Education half-day workshop led by local artist Sarah Behrens Lemon. For more information and to sign-up, call the museum front desk at 406-256-6804 or visit us online at artmuseum.org/education/adult-education.

After 5–Unplugged
Thursday, May 25, 2017
5–8 p.m.
$3 wristband admission
Unwind with music featuring the Parker Brown Trio, drinks, and fantastic art at the YAM.

Veterans and Armed Forces Free Day
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Admission is free all day for everyone in honor of all veterans and active duty military.

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

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.
TITLE SPONSORS: David Orser and Ossie Abrams

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors
March 23–July 16, 2017
Montana Gallery
This is the first major solo exhibition of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s work in her native state of Montana in over a generation.  In keeping with the YAM’s Montana Masters series goals, Smith is a mature, late-career artist with extraordinary aesthetic, intellectual, and curatorial achievements to her credit.  The evolution of her lifelong investigations is a cornerstone of this exhibition. 

Art in Action: Marking Time
March 23–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.

Archaea: Rosane Volchan O’Conor
March 23–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.

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

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