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

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
  • Curtis Tierney
  • David Klasson
  • Michele Corriel
  • Dr Beth Kennedy

Executive Director

  • Linda Williams, MA

Education Director

  • Pat Hamlin

2019 Workshops-

Charles Dayton- June 10-13: “Painting the West”

Mark Boedges- July 15-18

Dawn Emerson- September 16-18

For more information: email bozemanartmuseum@yahoo.com

Upcoming Events

March

4,11,18,25 Home School art classes k-12

16 Belgrade Library: 8-12 grade painting experience noon – 1:30

30 Bozeman Library: Earth Day painting classes 10:30-noon

April

1,8 Home School classes k-12

15, 22, 29 Lamotte and Mt Ellis Elementary art classes k-8

16 Adult painting class- “Robins Spring Song” at FWP Building 5:30-8:00

17 Board meeting

23 & 24 Pecha Kucha at the Ellen Theater- BAM featured talk by Erin Graf

25 Free art lecture by Jake Gaedtke at Museum of the Rockies 7:00pm “Appreciating Art: Where do you Start?”

May

2 & 3 GiveBigGallatinValley

6,13,20 Lamotte and Mt Ellis Elementary art classes k-8

9 Free art lecuture by Deborah Butterfield at Museum of the Rockies 6:30

15 Board meeting

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