The Yellowstone Art Museum, in Billings, Montana invites the public to an opening reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7, for two new exhibitions that reveal the beauty found in the Yellowstone Valley during autumn, and often forgotten moments from the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries. The reception is free to members and open to the public with paid admission.
Five well-known area artists are featured in Transitions: Autumn in the Yellowstone Valley, an exhibition filled with inspiring scenes that reflect the brilliant crimson and gold fall foliage and early snows that occur at this time of year. Featured artists Clyde Aspevig, Bob Barlow, Mike Caskey, James Poulson, and Joe Trakimas have intimate knowledge of the valley, developed from time spent contemplating the subtle nuances present in nature. Join area art lovers to meet the artists and view their work. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition is sponsored by an anonymous patron and the Yellowstone Surgery Center. Additional support from Kay Foster and Mike Mathew, David and Cynthia Hummel, and Dr. Donald and Carol Roberts has made the exhibition possible. Wells Fargo Bank is the opening reception sponsor.
Continue your museum visit with a unique opportunity to view rare nineteenth- and twentieth-century objects included in Abandoned Traces, an exhibition that reveals little known or perhaps forgotten moments from the not-too-distant past. These objects may surprise viewers and challenge beliefs and assumptions about cultural taboos, the price of democracy, and our position in the West. The historic value of these treasures is immeasurable.
Abandoned Traces is the third in a two-year exhibition series called Mind, Memory, and Image, coordinated by the Yellowstone Art Museum to celebrate and examine the life of the mind. The exhibition is made possible by generous loans from the Montana Museum of Art and Culture on the campus of the University of Montana in Missoula, and Thomas Minckler of Thomas Minckler Fine Art in New York, New York, combined with gifts to the Yellowstone Art Museum’s permanent collection from past donors.
Visit the museum’s website www.artmuseum.org to learn more about these and other ongoing exhibitions. Parking is free to guests. The museum is barrier-free and accessible to patrons with mobility issues.
For more information about these and other exhibition offerings, along with related programs, visit www.artmuseum.org.
Attached image from Abandoned Traces