About Us

You may have asked yourself “why isn’t there a fine art museum in Bozeman?” I’ve asked the same question many a time. It is interesting to consider, especially since Bozeman is the only “larger” town in Montana that does not have a fine art museum. We stand alone amidst museums in Billings, Missoula, Helena, Kalispell, Miles City and Great Falls.

We want to change this! The board of directors of the Bozeman Art Museum envisions a welcoming place, exciting and inspiring collections and exhibits, and diverse programs where people of all ages can come together to experience and be inspired by art.

Creating a world class accredited art museum will take some time because we want to do it right and assure sustainability. To that end, our current focus is on thoughtfully building a dynamic and engaged board, developing our operational infrastructure, and meeting community needs through an exemplary educational program, “pop-up” art exhibitions, lectures, and workshops. Each step we take is designed to build our brand and capacity to launch a future campaign for a Bozeman Art Museum.

Every individual in the Gallatin Valley should have access to the transformational power of art. To achieve this, your help is needed in the form of financial support, volunteering, and/or expertise. We are appreciative of the generous support we have received from individuals and foundations and would be honored to have your help as well.

We know that you will be proud to be a part of the Bozeman Art Museum.

Board of Directors

  • Erin Jones Graf, Chairman
  • Barbara Kilbride McGowan, Vice Chairman
  • Shirley J Elliott, MS, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Ilene Graham Kitahara
  • Lathie Poole
  • Jake Gaedtke
  • Bonnie Ramsey
  • Christina Hafen, MA, MBA
  • Terry Nybo
  • Bonnie S. Mccallum

National Advisory Board

  • Daniel Hitchcock
  • Dr. Daryl Paulson, PhD, MA, MS,MBA
  • James M. Gutting, JD, CPA
  • Troy Redmon, JD.MBA
  • Steven B Jackson, MFA
  • Dorothy Long
  • Bill Jones
  • Steve Huston
  • John Potter
  • Kevin Red Star
  • Dan Messerli

Executive Director

  • Linda Williams, MA

Education Director

  • Pat Hamlin

Upcoming Even


1-15 Exhibit on view at Sun Dog Gallery 17 East Main Street Bozeman

15 Jim Howard drawing class 10-4 at Sourdough Fire House- class is full

16 Board Meeting

20 Zak Zakovi lecture at Bozeman Public Library 2:30-3:45

21 Home school classes begin

28 Home school classes


4 Home school classes

11 Home school classes

18 Home school classes

25 Home school classes

28 Lecture- Museum of the Rockies 6:00 Michele Corriel

Much Gratitude to our Supporters:

  • Robert A Day Foundation  *  Montana Arts Council * Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation * Zoot Industries * Bozeman Area Community Foundation- John Ingalls Fund * Montana Right Hand Foundation * Southwest Montana Arts * and numerous private donations