Bringing Art to Our Community

Bozeman Art Museum’s focus since 2017 has been to bring art to our community through high-quality programming. 

Youth Programs

Free Art Education

Reaching traditional & homeschooled youth ages 4-18.

Providing in-school, after-school, summer and holiday programming.

Classes & Workshops

Learn With Us

Offering a variety of fun and educational workshops for all levels, from art novices to experts.


Learn From The Experts

Free year-round lecture series featuring local and national artists and experts to expand your knowledge and appreciation of art.


Great Art Immersion

Featuring four rotating art exhibitions in 2020

Bozeman Art Museum
2612 W Main
Suite B
Bozeman, MT 59718

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Youth Programs

Exceptional Educational Offerings

Numerous studies have documented the importance of art, music and dance in the development of healthy, creative children.  Unfortunately, in today’s world of education, the arts are often the first to be cut when budgets are tightened. In fact, there are no kindergarten through eighth grade art teachers in the Bozeman Public Schools; and the greatest need is in the rural schools.  Knowing this Bozeman Art Museum’s educational team has developed strong partnerships with the Bozeman and Gallatin and Park County School District, the homeschool community and local teachers to bring art education to students grades K-12.  

Our art program is not just colors, paper, and free-styling; it is a sound art program that teaches children how to draw and other aspects of art creation.  We researched numerous art curriculums and decided to create a customized approach based on the classical skills based DaVinci Initiative teachings, the Mona Brookes ‘Monart’ lessons, and Betty Edwards which addresses the teaching of the language of art.  Our in-school programs are six-week, one hour and 15-minutes, in-class art programs.  

Impact By The Numbers, Students:

2017 80Students
2018 494Students
2019 1128Students

What People are Saying About BAM Youth Programs:

Thank you so much. I learned a lot and am still using the elements you taught us…I couldn’t get my apples looking like apples until you came.

Macy 6th Grade

Thank you for driving all the way here to teach us art…it was super fun!”- Cody 2nd grade

Cody 2nd Grade

I wholeheartedly recommend the BAM school program and encourage continued support. Quality instruction in art is an ongoing need in rural Montana schools as is cultural awareness and appreciation for art. This program goes far toward meeting those needs and is worthy of your support.

Matthew Henry, Superintendent of Schools, Gallatin County

The BAM teachers spent almost two hours a week with us and not only did they teach art, they developed a relationship with our students that was overwhelmingly positive.  As a rural school, we appreciate the level of professionalism and quality instruction that comes with the Bozeman Art Museum.

Sidney Rider, Teacher at Pass Creek School

Workshops for Professionals & Novices Alike

Workshops & Classes

Workshops for professionals and novices alike! Watch for our 2020 workshops- Douglas Fryer- July (sorry, this workshop was cancelled)  Dave Santillanes- July with ongoing portrait painting and drawing workshops with Marcia Wendel


BAM Workshops

Art Basics for Adults 2020

For novices, or those who “always wanted to draw and paint,” we launched Bozeman Art Museum’s Adult Art Classes for non-professional “artist”.

These are four-hour classes held every other month.

Contact Pat for Signup at  or call 406-586-2992


Nine Lectures Planned for 2020

Our lecture series has expanded through partnerships with the Bozeman Library and the Museum of the Rockies. Our 2019 lecture series featured local artists, art historians, and art experts such as Deborah Butterfield, Josh DeWeese, Zach Zakovi, and Dr. Leanne Gilbertson; as well as a host of other interesting and knowledgeable experts. In 2020 (between March and November) we are hosting nine exciting lectures by prominent artists and art experts.

Monday, March 9 Harvey Hamburgh “Artists in Film”

Wednesday, April 22 Clyde Aspevig-cancelled

Monday, May 18 George Bumann-cancelled

Tuesday, June 16 Steve Huston-cancelled

Tuesday, July 21 Tim Newton-cancelled

Tuesday, October 6 Brian Brush-cancelled

All lectures are at the Museum of the Rockies at 6:30 pm

Check our calendar for dates, times and speakers.

BAM Lectures


Stop by our new space and immerse yourself in art. Free to everyone!

Bozeman Art Museum has its first home at 2612 W Main (next to Distinctive Lighting).

Our plans for 2020 are to hold four rotating exhibits by nationally renowned artists.

January through April 2020- Artwork of Steve Huston and sculptor Floyd DeWitt. July 15 through November 14- 19th & 20th Century American Art. November 25 through March 13- Memorial and artwork of local artist Russell Chatham.

Our art exhibits are made available free to the public because of the generous support of Gallatin Valley businesses. For more information on how your business can underwrite an exhibit call 406-570-1419.

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