Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Yellowstone Art Museum

aka Yellowstone Art Museum

Billings, MT


The Yellowstone Art Museum exhibits, interprets, collects, and preserves art, with an emphasis on Montana and surrounding regions, for the enrichment, education, inspiration, and enjoyment of all.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Mr. Bryan W. Knicely

Main Address

401 N 27th St

Billings, MT 59101 USA


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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Art Museums (A51)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Maintaining operational support while building the Museum's endowment.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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expansion campaign

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of works exhibited permanently

Population(s) served


Related program

expansion campaign

Context notes

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Continue to provide quality and engaging exhibitions and programming while expanding our reach into the community. Remaining fiscally sound with operations and building a stronger endowment.

The board and staff are committed to new ways of engagement within the community to meet the program needs while offering mission-related exhibitions. The board is also committed to developing a new strategy to reach fundraising goals, including endowment building.

The board and staff have the skills and willingness to achieve both the programmatic as well as the financial goals of the Museum. Through the process of hiring a new executive director, the Museum has envisioned what the Museum must achieve, and individuals have stepped up to lead the new challenges.

The Museum seeks public comment on all exhibitions and programs. One goal is increased attendance and membership. Another key measurement will be in financial support through sponsorship dollars and gifts to the endowment.

To date, the Museum has reviewed the programs and exhibitions to identify stronger funding strategies. The Museum will continue to closely monitor the balance between exhibitions and programs with sustainable funding options. Related to the endowment, the Museum has put together a leadership team to oversee the endowment campaign. Their work is just beginning.

External Reviews


Yellowstone Art Museum

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable


Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable


Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable