This week the Emerson had the esteemed privilege of hosting a forum with 21 invited fellow Gallatin Valley Arts Organization leaders. While the focus was on collaboration for our annual Give Big festivities, the collective message was clear. The arts are a critical component in a thriving community.

Thank you Big Sky Art Council, Bozeman Actors Theater, Bozeman Art Museum Bozeman Film Society, Bozeman Symphony, Compassion Project, Ellen Theater, Gallatin Art Crossing, Intermountain Opera, Montana Ballet Company, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Mountain Time Arts, Mountain Air Dance, SLAM, Sweet Pea Festival, Random Acts of Silliness, Raison D'être Dance Project, Verge Theater, Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, & 406 Cirque.

Through the arts, the Emerson and these incredible organizations are offering opportunities for our community to connect, collect shared experiences and consistently redefine what it means to be human. It was an honor to spearhead a gathering of such brilliant minds and we are very excited to see you all again.

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life" - Oscar Wilde
Things to do at the Emerson
Shop Galleria Hall
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
On the hunt for the perfect gift? Hoping to accent your home or business with new décor? If you are invested in supporting local artists, look no further than the Emerson's Galleria Hall!

With seven eclectic galleries and shops representing regional artists, jewelers, potters, textile artists, and mixed media specialists, you will be allured by the hundreds of expertly crafted pieces. Find paintings, prints, ceramics, sculptures, and more to perfectly suit your needs and personal taste. Stop in and find that unique treasure you never knew you were missing.
Take A Class
Advanced Pottery | Saturday: 9:30 AM - Noon
Chris Bieniek will lead this class for students interested in progressing their pottery knowledge. Students will advance their knowledge of hand-building and throwing processes while also developing a better understanding of clay surface treatments.

While knowledge of basic pottery skills is a plus, this incredible teacher is ready to meet you where you're at! Sign Up Today!
Stroll Through One of Our Famous Galleries
Jessie Wilber Gallery
A Sense of Place | by Kathleen Rabel
“For many Springs, I returned to Penedo, an ancient village in Portugal, to work in my studio at Vivenda Santa Iria. There, I found angles of light, shadows and reflections in which I experienced a separate dimension of observation. Calçada-paved lanes, rough shadowed whitewashed walls, quiet people moving through light connect me to the sense of sanctuary that I seek in this work. The place and the spirit of the people who live there have clarified my vision of the human spirit that the modern world can obscure.”

Full Weather Forms by Kathleen Rabel
Lobby Gallery
The Hour between Dog & Wolf
by Martijn Caspar Swart
"As my paintings have developed over the years they have become increasingly both rough and sensitive. These are a recent collection of paintings throughout that development in search of a masterpiece. The greatest portraits capture the essence of character, the eyes like windows to the soul.”

The Lost Flock by Martijn Caspar Swart
Weaver Room Gallery
Mythologies | by Martijn Caspar Swart
“The inspiration for these paintings are Mythologies which show us the most universal and deep-rooted aspects of human experience. It is how we remember who we are and what we are capable of. After all, the full breadth of humanity includes much greatness and much suffering, everything in our nature is sublime." 

Bride of Bacchus by Martijn Caspar Swart
Attend An Event
March 22 | 7:00 PM | $10 Adults $7 Students
The Bozeman Film Society presents: LIVING

Academy Award® Nominee Bill Nighy is nuanced and perfect in LIVING, the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. A reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, LIVING is directed by Oliver Hermanus (Moffie, The Endless River) from a script by Kazuo Ishiguro (author of the novels The Remains of The Day and Never Let Me Go). PG13, the film runs 142 minutes. CC available.
No Mans Land Film Festival
March 25 | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $20 General Admission | Film begins at 7:00 PM
Mountain Girl’s No Man’s Land Film Festival is back for the third year running– ALL Women’s Adventure Films, a killer raffle benefiting the Backcountry Squatters, and an outdoor women’s vendor fair.
Wild Life
March 22 | 7:00 PM | $10 Adults $7 Students
Bozeman Doc Series Presents: Wild Life

From Oscar-winning filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Wild Life follows conservationist Kris Tompkins on an epic, decades-spanning love story as wild as the landscapes she dedicated her life to protecting. After falling in love in mid-life, Kris and the outdoorsman and entrepreneur Doug Tompkins left behind the world of the massively successful outdoor brands they'd helped pioneer -- Patagonia, The North Face, and Esprit -- and turned their attention to a visionary effort to create National Parks throughout Chile and Argentina. Wild Life chronicles the highs and lows of their journey to effect the largest private land donation in history.
Join the Emerson Team
Education Curator
The Education Curator advances the mission of the Emerson to our community through various means, but primarily through the curation of contemporary art education programs and exhibits. This position requires significant contact with artists, educators, donors, docents, and the public.
Art Education Instructor
The role of Emerson Art Education Instructors is to provide quality art instruction using up to date methods and techniques in correlation with the Emerson’s mission to provide culturally diverse programs to both children and adults in our community.
Summer Camp Instructor
The role of Emerson Summer Art Camp Instructors is to provide quality art instruction using up to date methods and techniques in correlation with the Emerson’s mission to provide outstanding arts education to learners of all ages.
Summer Camp Interns
Share your love of art and build leadership skills as a summer intern during Summer Art Camps!

  • Assist teachers and campers
  • Be a role model for young artists
  • Great resume builder
  • Be a part of the Emerson and our community
Thank you in advance for supporting the Emerson and our mission to make art & culture accessible to all!