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Yellowstone Art Museum

401 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101-1290
+1 406-256-6804
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superior regional museum

Hosed partly in the old county jail, the Yellowstone Art Museum pleasingly melds the historical and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirk E
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Great Exhibit that was visiting

We were there during Memorial Day weekend. The annex was closed for a private event but the special... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
H2412WUdavida
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This extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historic art of America's Rocky Mountain West includes more than 3,000 significant paintings and drawings including the works of cowboy illustrator Will James(1892-1942).
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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401 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101-1290
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"quality pieces"
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"upper floor"
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"super hero"
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"nice collection"
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"on display"
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"nice gift shop"
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"front desk"
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"downtown billings"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hosed partly in the old county jail, the Yellowstone Art Museum pleasingly melds the historical and the modern both in its architecture and its collection. A small permanent collection on the ground floor offers an appraisal of Montana art from the frontier to the future,...More

Thank Kirk E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there during Memorial Day weekend. The annex was closed for a private event but the special event they had upstairs in the main venue was worth the visit. If I understood their "permanent" collection correctly that wasn't for me and there wasn't much....More

Thank H2412WUdavida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If like all western art is your thing this is the best local show for it. could be on your art shows tour of the west.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

With some extra time on the way to the Billings Airport, we happened on the this terrific local art museum. The building was originally the Yellowstone County Jail built in 1884 and updated to the art museum in 1964. They had a wonderful traveling exhibit...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

This is a very good art museum . The permanent collection is modern and interesting, the current exhibitions are all very good. We were surprised by the length o time we spent here . We stayed for nearly 3hrs, watching the film and enjoying the...More

Thank UlverstonJanet
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Western themed for the most part, but plenty of interesting works of art to view. I "did" the whole thing in about 45 minutes but it was time well spent.

Thank Chuck G
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I was surprised to find not only do they have plenty of parking but easily located downtown. The Super Hero exhibit that I saw was fantastic and for all ages. The gentleman at the front desk was extremely knowledgeable and very kind to answer all...More

Thank susaneF8091GP
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

If you are in Billings, you must stop and see this Museum! Incredible contemporary art collection, art sales gallery and children's gallery for local art students. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. They also have a great cafe! Make this part of your visit...More

Thank bryanwknicely
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

YAM has a fantastic collection of local, regional and National art, and they get loans of truly amazing pieces- currently, an enormous Keith Haring painting (worth over 1M) and fantastic super-cool sculpture in their sculpture garden, "Karma" by Do Ho Suh. See these works while...More

Thank Paintyhands
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Some very enjoyable exhibits on display. REALLY enjoyed the 8th graders' art exhibit. Very fine work. The Super Hero exhibit was high quality and large. They even have a few master pieces gracing some corners. Be sure to check around corners and at the end...More

Thank Boilrmkr
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chrish4234
13 March 2016|
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Response from June P | Reviewed this property |
$6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and students, free to YAM members, and $1.00 the first Saturday of each month.
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