special events

3rd Annual Yellowstone Art Museum Golf Tournament

YAM Golf Tournament
When: Friday, June 14, 2024 | 8:30 AM Shotgun Start
Where: Briarwood Country Club

The Yellowstone Art Museum announces its 3rd annual Golf Tournament as an opportunity for friends to enjoy golf and to get to know more about this outstanding cultural icon in the heart of downtown Billings.

Your participation in this golf tournament supports the YAM’s Building Initiative. We are making needed repairs and renovations to our historic building so we can better house our exhibitions and educational programs. YAM’s Art Education Programs serve children in Billings and the surrounding communities of Shepherd, Park City, Hardin, and Crow Agency Schools.

Thank you to our Golf Tournament Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
US Bank—Matthew Stroud

Hole Sponsors & Teams
Lornel Baker
Jennifer & Steve Corning
Sharon Peterson
John Hanson
Kris Bart
Riversage Inns
Watkins Distributing
Stewart Title
This House of Books
Donnes Construction
Rimrock Pediatric Dentistry
Trailhead Pediatric Dentistry
Sonny Todd Real Estate
Cladis Investment Advisory, LLC
Intermountain Health St. Vincent Regional Hospital
BlueCross & BlueShield of Montana
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Cushing Terrell
Irion Properties LLC
Bretz RV & Marine
Eide Bailly LLP
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Floberg Real Estate
NOVA Center For The Performing Arts
Heenan & Cook Injury Accident Lawyers
Century 21 Hometown Brokers
PureWest Real Estate, Mary Dobrowsky
Your Pie Pizza
Systems Technology
Eastern Radiological Associates
Marsh McLennan Agency
KE Construction
Dick Anderson Construction

Putting Challenge
Cushing Terrell

Games & Prizes
Mitchell Golf
Billings Scheels

Community Sponsor
Altana Federal Credit Union

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.

First Fridays at the YAM

Friday, June 7, 2024 | 4 – 8 PM

Willem Volkersz: The View From Here

Featured in YAM’s Montana Gallery is Willem Volkersz’s exhibition The View From Here. Montana-based artist Willem Volkersz (b. 1939) is a significant contemporary artist known for his neon and paint-by-number-style installations. He was a pioneer in the use of neon in art and developed early and sustaining loves for photography, travel, American roadside culture, Americana, and Folk and Visionary Art. The YAM is open late on ArtWalk until 8 PM. Musician Gavilan Chavis will be playing his acoustic guitar and a cash bar will be available from 5 – 7 PM.

YAM Travel
Charles M. Bair Family Museum, Martinsdale, MT

Charles M. Bair Family Museum, Martinsdale, MT

When: September 20, 2024
Cost: $40 for Donor’s Circle, Director’s Circle, & Lifetime Legacy Members

Picnic lunch and transportation included.

To RSVP by September 13, please contact Katie Bales, Membership Coordinator, at membership@artmuseum.org.

Blue Star Families

National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families

The Yellowstone Art Museum will proudly participate in the Blue Star Museum program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the U.S. Department of Defense. The Blue Star Museum program provides free admission to the YAM, and other museums across the country, beginning on May 20, 2023, Armed Forces Day, through September 4, 2023, Labor Day, for all active- duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guards and Reserves. We thank our military and their families for their commitment and service.

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masquerade at the yam

Masquerade at the Yellowstone Art Museum
When: Saturday, October 26, 2024
Tickets: $55
Tickets on Sale:
Monday, September 2 at 10 AM

The most creative and awe-inspiring Halloween party in town, Masquerade at the Yellowstone Art Museum, will return for another night of entertainment, dancing, mystics, and so much more! Guests will be wowed by live performances, tarot and mystic readings, Billings’ most creative costume contest, photo booths, and a packed dancefloor. Party goers will also enjoy cocktails, local brews and festive appetizers. Stay tuned for theme announcements and other event details coming this summer.

Now accepting event sponsors! Contact Precious at development@artmuseum.org.

Art Auction 57

Yellowstone Art Auction 57
Exhibition Opening: Friday, February 7, 2025

The Night: Live auction gala & closing celebration: Saturday, March 8, 2025

The Yellowstone Art Museum is excited to announce that the 57th Annual Yellowstone Art Auction will take place February 7 to March 8, 2025. The Art Auction is one of the YAM’s most treasured opportunities to spotlight celebrated regional artwork, introduce emerging artists, and inspire patrons at every stage of collecting. The YAM’s juried Art Auction exhibition showcases a diverse range of artworks available Silent Auction, including a Small Works subset, in addition to a select grouping of Live Auction- only pieces. Participating artists are generously donating a percentage of the sale of each piece in support of the YAM. The Art Auction will again feature several events and artist talks during the run of the exhibition. The signature museum fundraiser will open with a free to the public artists’ celebration and culminate in a ticketed Live Auction Gala. As the YAM’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Art Auction raises crucial support for the exhibitions and educational programs that the Yellowstone Art Museum presents annually.