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Yellowstone Art Museum

401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101
406-256-6804
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Billings
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: This extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historic art of America's Rocky Mountain West includes more than 3,000 significant paintings... more » Owner description: 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). « less
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Billings, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The YAM's current exhibitions, Face to Face, Wall to Wall and Unconscious Bent are world class! If you have not had the opportunity to view these shows, you truly are missing out...the one and only contemporary art museum in the region offers some of the best art in the area!

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Powell, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a great little art museum with well designed permanent and traveling exhibits, which would do a city larger than Billings proud. The caliper of the traveling exhibits is amazing, and they are usually thought-provoking and ALWAYS beautifully presented. YAM provides a nice balance of modern and western art in new and interesting ways. I always enjoy my visits... More

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Absarokee, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit, multiple visits even. My favorites are right next to each other, the Signac downstairs under the stairs, and the installation piece that reacts with the weather.

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GREAT FALLS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Yellowstone Art Museum opened two new exhibits on Thursday, March 20th. One deals with Surrealism and offers many examples of fine art in various styles. The other exhibit has a picture created entirely of spools of thread, must be seen to appreciate. Upstairs also look tor the young man carrying his father and the security officer. Staff members are... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I was in Billings for a family medical emergency...the winter weather was extreme...I went to the museum and really enjoyed myself...the natural light was the first thing I noticed....the display of space was very different from other museum....the staff was great and the children's art was fun to look at...and so full of energy...I would go back and take my... More

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Billings, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Mediocre at best, trying to bring "culture" to Billings. There are infinitely more interesting and quality museums in the country.

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Hong Kong
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Manageable, well appointed art museum. Lots of Western Art as you might expect. Historical exhibits are great. Fine small snack bar and restaurant.

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Billings, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A large, attractive museum with new exhibits every 2-3 months. Their best exhibits are usually the regional artists, in my opinion. The focus is modern art but there is a permanent Will James exhibit.

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Billings, MT
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I've gone here for most of my adult life, and love the variety of art work they display. I'm sad that they closed the gift shop during the recession and apparently don't plan to re-open it. But the level of art featured, including original Monets, always thrills me. Not just a local western art museum, for sure.

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Booneville, Mississippi
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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Did not expect this in Billings, but it was a fine experience. Added a different look at the area. Some of the art was a little different and it was called different. The people were helpful and friendly.

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