Keeping Art Local – Boundless Visions to open at the YAM on August 9th
The Yellowstone Art Museum is focused on keeping art local—a new long-term exhibition, Boundless Visions, will open at the YAM on Thursday, August 9. Boundless Visions will be the first and only exhibition in Montana to tell the story of art in this region from its beginnings to the present day.
Boundless Visions will also explore the changing nature and definition of art itself. From the deeply inspiring presence of the land to the connections between east and west or Native and non-Native, the exhibition goes straight to the core of what inspires artists in Montana. A rich array of hands-on interactive units and video and audio elements will provide a multi-sensory learning environment for those who may arrive with no prior experience in art. Interviews with artists, examinations of collectors and patrons who have made a difference, and facts about Montana’s unique status in the U.S. are all part of this ambitious and exciting exhibition. Loans from several other museums and private collectors will ensure that historic art is also present to complete the story.
This exhibition will serve as the framework through which different selections from the YAM’s permanent collection will rotate regularly. Each year, new opportunities will arise to feature different artists or introduce a new array of interactive features. Boundless Visions will open with a public program and opening reception on the evening of Thursday, August 9, 2012. Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration of local art!
This blog post was written by Drew Bennett of the Yellowstone Art Museum.
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