special events

yam golf tournament

YAM’s 2nd annual golf tournament will be at the Laurel Golf Club on Friday, September 9. This tournament benefits the YAM Art Education Program.

When:  September 9, 2022

More information coming soon!

masquerade at the yam

The most creative and awe-inspiring Halloween party in town, Masquerade at the YAM, is back Saturday, October 29, 2022 with another night of entertainment, live performances, dancing, mystics and so much more!

Guests will enjoy cocktails, local brews, and creative appetizers by Raven’s Café D’Art as they show off their costumes in the beautiful, historic (and maybe haunted…)

Ticket information and more details to follow.

gallery conversations

Thursday, April 21 at 5 PM, Museum admission is FREE after 5 PM

Artist Talk by Gordon McConnell

Artist talk by Gordon McConnell in the installation In Conversation: East Meets West. He will discuss his work in relationship to our special loans of works by Willem de Kooning and Roy Lichtenstein.

The event starts at 5 PM with a cash bar and Gordon’s talk will be in the gallery at 6 PM. Due to the small gallery space, visitors are encouraged to wear masks during the 6 PM talk.

First Friday, May 6 at 6 PM, Free

Artist Talk by Kristen Cliffel

Kristen Cliffel, Companion Species: We Are All Related artist, will be in the gallery to discuss her ceramic piece, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, and how she explores telling stories through her art.

Thursday, May 12 at 6 PM, Museum admission is FREE after 5 PM

Gallery Conversation with artists Jessie Albrecht & Sean Chandler

Join us for a gallery conversation with the artists about their exhibition Jesse Albrecht & Sean Chandler: The Un-homecoming of Uncle Dirty and Jimmy Cardell. 

first fridays

Come to the YAM to enjoy a unique artistic experience every First Friday of the month!

Meet a local artist, listen to the sounds of a talented musician, participate in a stimulating lecture — every First Friday is different. Every First Friday museum admission is free from 4 – 8 PM. 

First Friday, May 6 events: 

4-6 PM: Animals in Art and Stories

6 PM: Artist Talk by Kristen Cliffel

Check back for upcoming First Friday events on June 3 and July 1.

yam free days

In addition to First Fridays of each month, where Museum admission is free from 4–8 PM, YAM also has the following day when admission is free:

International Museum Day (observed)
Wednesday, May 18, Free Admission

YAM members can visit the Museum free-of-charge year-round.