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!

The Night Gala and Art Auction

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022

In celebration and support of an ambitious exhibition calendar, engaging public programs, and far-reaching arts education initiatives, the museum is delighted to host The Night at the Yellowstone Art Museum, a fundraising art auction and gala dinner.

The evening will honor Sally McIntosh, a former YAM Art Educator whose dedication to art, students, and the YAM has inspired countless members of our community. The Night will feature specialty cocktails, delicious food, and exceptional art for auction. Proceeds will support temporary exhibitions and educational programs year-round.

An exhibition of the auction artworks is currently on display.

Individual tickets, tables, and corporate sponsor packages are all available through the link below.

masquerade at the yam

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022

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…)

gallery conversations

Thursday, October 7 at 5–8 PM. Museum admission is FREE after 5 PM.

Artist Q&A with Jane Waggoner Deschner & photo collector Robert E. Jackson

Remember me. artist Q&A with Jane Waggoner Deschner & photo collector Robert E. Jackson during ArtWalk on First Friday, October 7.

The event starts at 5 PM with a cash bar and the artist Q&A will be in the gallery at 6 PM.

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. 

Friday, June 3, from 5-8 PM

ArtWalk at Yellowstone Art Museum: Documentary Screening

Accompanying Jesse Albrecht and Sean Chandler’s exhibition The Un-homecoming of Uncle Dirty and Jimmy Cardell, the documentary film I’d Rather be Powwowing will play in the M.J. Murdock Gallery from 5 – 7:30 PM.

Filmed in 1983 and produced by George Horse Capture, this film features Al Chandler, Sean Chandler’s father. Chandler, a member of the Gros Ventre (A’aninin) nation in Montana works in the economic mainstream while maintaining traditional ties by attending powwows.

The Un-homecoming of Uncle Dirty and Jimmy Cardel exhibition is on view through July 3, 2022.

Friday, July 1, at 10 AM

Brunch Reception & Gallery Conversation with Jessica Argyle & Michael Haykin

The exhibition Painting a Pandemic includes a long-distance collaboration between the artist, Michael Haykin, and Florida-based author, Jessica Argyle. This gallery conversation will spotlight Argyle’s writing for the exhibition and examine how artistic partnerships strengthen a project.

The event starts at 10 AM with a brunch reception and the Gallery Conversation at 10:30 AM.

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.