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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
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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30 minutes well spent

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Billings, Montana
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 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 October 17, 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 September 10, 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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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 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 August 24, 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This was a great place to spend a few hours. Wouldn't mind going back again. They had a lot of very cutting edge art as well as the "normal" stuff.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Billings is a growing mecca.I've lived in new York..for this small city this museum has housed some of the greats like Charlie Russell but still have the charm to show off the talented artists. The interaction of some of their exhibits make it unique and kid friendly. Not your average sometime stuffy museum.come spend a day you won't be sorry

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