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Yellowstone Art Museum

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Largest contemporary art museum in Montana

In 1964, the Yellowstone Art Museum opened in the former Yellowstone County Jail, an unlikely venue... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Supports local artists

The YAM is a nice outing. I've never spent more than 3 hours inside. Always supporting local... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Kaila S
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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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401 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101-1290
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

In 1964, the Yellowstone Art Museum opened in the former Yellowstone County Jail, an unlikely venue for what has developed into the largest contemporary art museum in Montana. The jail, built in 1884, was a small red brick structure with a partial basement for storage...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The YAM is a nice outing. I've never spent more than 3 hours inside. Always supporting local artists. Family friendly.

Thank Kaila S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Love that YAM brings in such important work! Recently went to view the Miro and Basquiat works and we are so grateful that we can see these without traveling to NYC or some other major metropolitan city. The local work is amazing as well and...More

Thank 629sthomson
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We stopped at this museum and viewed an exhibit of a friend and many local artists. The display was excellent and the building was interesting and unique in structure and design. There is a nice gift shop in with the facility and many offerings of...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

We visited this Museum by accident. The art on display and for sale were fascinating. Montana is well represented through art, displays and while we were there local artist having their items on display.

Thank mdgardunio
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Attended the opening of the new show. This museum always seems to amaze and educate. Their curation - and feature of Montana artists is worth taking some time to spend in the new museum.

Thank Slp2454628
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We have found museums connected to our NARM (North American reciprocal museums) membership back home. This museum had some interesting exhibits and small permanent collection. It doesn't cost much, even if you don't get in free like we did!

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Hosed partly in the old county jail, the Yellowstone Art Museum pleasingly melds the historical and the modern both in its architecture and its collection. A small permanent collection on the ground floor offers an appraisal of Montana art from the frontier to the future,...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We were there during Memorial Day weekend. The annex was closed for a private event but the special event they had upstairs in the main venue was worth the visit. If I understood their "permanent" collection correctly that wasn't for me and there wasn't much....More

Thank H2412WUdavida
Reviewed June 18, 2018

If like all western art is your thing this is the best local show for it. could be on your art shows tour of the west.

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Response from June P | Reviewed this property |
$6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and students, free to YAM members, and $1.00 the first Saturday of each month.