special events

gallery conversations

Gallery Conversations on Zoom: Matriarchs of Modernism

When: Thursday, June 3, 17, & 24, 6 – 7 p.m.

Cost: Members: $30 | Not-yet Member: $45

RSVP Required: Register by calling 406-256-6804 or stopping by the YAM front desk to pay in advance. After registering, you will be sent a direct link to the Zoom events. Recordings will also be made available to those who register. This is in conjunction with the Matriarchs of Modernism and Modern Connections exhibitions which closes July 17, 2021.

June 3: Marcia Selsor discusses Frances Senska and Jessie Wilber
June 17: Dr. Patricia Vettel-Becker discusses Isabelle Johnson
June 24: Josh DeWeese discusses Gennie DeWeese

Join artists and art historians to learn about the artists who shaped Montana Modernism in the 20th century. Take a deep dive into these artists, their work, and their practice through research and personal stories at three one-hour Zoom events.

first fridays

Come to the YAM to enjoy a unique artistic experience every First Friday of the month!
Free admission to the Museum from 4 – 8 p.m. Meet a local artist, listen to the sounds of a talented musician, participate in a stimulating lecture — every First Friday is different.

Friday, August 6

Join us at 6 p.m. in the M.J. Murdock Gallery for a special lecture from this year’s North X Northwest: Out of Isolation exhibition juror, Mika Yoshitake.

masquerade at the yam

It is with deep regret that the YAM announces the decision to cancel the Masquerade at the YAM, scheduled to take place Saturday, October 30, 2021, due to the current health crisis in our community and across the globe. In this decision, the YAM put into careful consideration the thorough reporting provided to us from our trusted local healthcare agencies as well as that of the CDC. The YAM will cancel the annual event for the second year in a row with our invaluable healthcare workers, at-risk populations, and esteemed patrons as our top priority.

yam free days

The YAM offers FREE admission every First Friday from 5-8 p.m. plus four additional special YAM FREE Days:

International Museum Day (observed)
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Will James’ Birthday
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Educators’ FREE Day (educators only)
Friday, October 16, 2020

Native American Heritage Day
Friday, November 27, 2020

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

yam golf tournament

YAM’s first-ever golf tournament at the Laurel Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 13. This tournament benefits the YAM Art Education Program.

When:  September 13, 2021