Date posted: 03/18/2014
Friday Nights Special at Yellowstone Art Museum
At the Yellowstone Art Museum, a new programme of weekly Friday Night Specials has started which will unite the community and allow visitors to kick start their weekends. The new ‘Jam at the YAM’ evenings will run from 5.30pm to 8.00pm on the first Friday of every month. At these events, members and non-members alike will be brought together to enjoy quality live music whilst exploring the current exhibitions. In addition, those with memberships to the Museum – or those who take out or renew their memberships on the night – will receive a free drink of wine or beer. There could be few better ways to start a weekend than in the beautiful setting of the Museum, with good music, cold drinks and incredible artwork. If you’re planning a visit to Billings Montana, then Friday Nights Special at Yellowstone Art Museum.
From humble beginnings back in 1964, when the project started as the Yellowstone Art Center with a budget of around $70,000 and using the former Jail building, the Museum has grown to be one of the most important collections in the area and a hub for cultural interactions. 2014 marks the half century anniversary, denoting fifty years of contributions to the artistic world and to the community. In 2012, the Museum experienced one of its most important achievements to date with the opening of the new Bair Gallery and the installation of the permanent exhibition entitled Boundless Visions. Long after its founding, the mission statement of the Museum continues to focus on the interpretation and preservation of art that is particularly relevant to Montana and the surrounding area, looking to educate and inspire the next generation of artist and art lover. In their ambition to become a true cultural destination for people of all ages, the Friday Night Special is one of numerous events in the calendar which draws on art of all kinds – visual, musical, and performance as just three examples – to celebrate creativity.
Photo courtesy of Yellowstone Art Museum