Current Exhibitions

Jill Krutick: Metamorphosis

November 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Jill S. Krutick is a contemporary abstract expressionist whose work emphasizes color and texture. Influenced by her love of old masters such as Van Gogh and Monet, and current artists like Gerhardt Richter, Krutick has developed work that is both imaginative and stimulating. 

Bill Stockton: Grass Roots Modernist

November 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020
This exhibition will be the sixth in Yellowstone Art Museum’s Montana Masters Series, which was implemented in 2015 to draw attention to some of the most distinguished artists in this vast state. Bill Stockton’s distinctive and distinguished artworks spanned decades predominantly from his production after his service in World War II up to the time of his death in 2002.

Collections Highlights: Beyond the Embrace

The selections from the permanent collection represented in this exhibition show a range of interpretations of Mother and Child through the eyes of various artists, spanning more than a century. Prominently featured in the exhibition is the iconic painting by Virginie Demont-Breton (French, 1859-1935), Fisherwoman Comes from Bathing her Children, on loan to the YAM from an Anonymous Donor through July 22, 2019. 

Collections Highlights: Will James Rides Again

The Yellowstone Art Museum announces a new installation of its Will James collection. The exhibition will include dozens of paintings and drawings from throughout James’ career, his parade saddle and chaps, and two portraits by Edward Curtis.

Collections Highlights: The Thing Itself

“The artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains.” – James Baldwin

Snapshots: The Photorealism of Peggy R. Kelley

Peggy R. Kelley considered herself an outsider and an observer. Influenced by her work with machines, as well as artists such as Chuck Close, Kelley became interested in Photorealism. She mastered challenging subjects, painting reflections, hands, hair, and aging skin. In her words, “My goal is to continue to grow through experiences, and to produce a body of increasingly higher-quality artwork.” Peggy Kelley’s travels ended in Billings in December, 2018 and she bequeathed her paintings and drawings to the Yellowstone Art Museum.