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Yellowstone Art Museum

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Address: 401 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101-1290
Phone Number:
+1 406-256-6804
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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This extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historic art of...

This extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historic art of America's Rocky Mountain West includes more than 3,000 significant paintings and drawings including the works of cowboy illustrator Will James(1892-1942).

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We wanted to go to the Yellowstone art museum to see the Hutterites exhibition. The art display was up during the holiday season, and the museum had sporadic hours, but finally we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to go to the Yellowstone art museum to see the Hutterites exhibition. The art display was up during the holiday season, and the museum had sporadic hours, but finally we arranged a time and a day where it worked for us to view the display. The pictures were done in black-and-white and spectacular, but the added tidbit information... More 

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Helena, Montana
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

New displays often. Very interesting way to spend a hour or two. And pretty reasonably priced. I try and go every few months.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have to admit, I came in with very low expectations as this was "Billings, MT", not Rome, London, Vienna or Paris. I was in Billings for a "business" trip but had some time to kill, and it was just a couple blocks from my hotel. You're in Montana, so naturally the art works are going to be leaning western... More 

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Thank John P
Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's a big place with several quite different exhibitions simultaneously as well as lots for kids. Smart curators who are working artists themselves, it's always been an incubator for the region's arts community (1,200+ artists). Been going there periodically since the late 1960's, never regretted the time spent there.

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Thank Montanian
Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went for Smithsonian Day. There was an exhibit of photographs of a Hutterite colony in the state. It was very interesting since I have had a connection with Hutterites in the past. There was also a very interesting exhibit on multiple pieces constructed of compressed newspapers.

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Stanley, ND
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Friendly folks at the front desk with helpful tips for navigating the museum. Interesting way to do an off-site auxiliary collection about a block away.

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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is all a region art museum should be - friendly welcoming and showcasing the place and artists of the region. The open vault is a novel idea and really well done.

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Thank James T
Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I came here on a whim as I was staying at a nearby hotel, and I really enjoyed the collection. The museum was modern and well kept, the collection presented in a logical, aesthetically pleasing manner. The museum had a variety of media, styles, and eras including some nice regional sculptures. My favorite painting was The Young Chief by J.H.... More 

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Billings, Montana
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) is a crown jewel of Billings Montana. This entertainment venue offers a continuous "eclectic" assortment of Local, State, and International Art displays, Shows and Installments suitable for everyone. As a patron of the Arts, the YAM showcases local musical entertainment to accompany add to the visual experience. Director Ken Haak always makes the right choice... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Attended an artist lecture with the current artists at the museum. This was a very educational event. There is nothing like having artists interpret their work. Loved the interaction.

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