What's Happening At The Emerson?
The Beast of Bozeman
The Wrap Up
After 6 weeks of show stopping performance art, we have found, The Beast of Bozeman!

50 acts signed up to audition!
25 acts took the stage for the Semi Finals
15 acts returned to the stage for the Finale

3 winning acts were chosen by our incredible audience!

We are still feeling the glow from all the passionate talented performers we've met along this journey. Thank you for sharing your brilliance, your hearts, and your your mind blowing talents with us.

To the Bozeman community: We humbly thank you for showing up in mass and cheering your hearts out!

The Beast of Bozeman was a roaring success and we can't wait to see you all again next year!
Beast of Bozeman 2024

Performers mark your calendars! We'll be back next year for another exciting installment of; The Beast of Bozeman!

Auditions: January 22 - 26, 2024

Semi Final #1: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Semi Final #2: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Grand Finale: Saturday, March 2, 2024
The Beast of Bozeman Winners!
1st Place - The Beasts of Bozeman
Emma & the Ledge
2nd Place - Return of the Mack
3rd Place - Raven West
Keep the party going!
Incredible events like, The Beast of Bozeman are made possible in part by the generous support of our incredible community. When you find yourself visiting these fabulous local businesses please extend a heartfelt thank you for supporting the Emerson.

If you would like to add your name to our stunning list of community supporters, make a tax deductible donation today!
  • Audio Artisans
  • First Security Bank
  • Kenyon Noble
  • Montana Accounting Group
  • Payne West
  • The Countship of the ISCSM
  • US Bank
New Classes
Advanced Figure Drawing
Tuesdays | 2:00 - 4:00 PM | 18+
Learn the basics of classical figure drawing from with live model. In this course, we will cover a multitude of topics such as, comparative measurement, rendering and how to create block-ins, which are the foundation of all representational drawings. There will be demos, Q&A sessions as well as in-depth personalized critiques of student work. We will start with short poses and work our way up to a single long pose session to create a fully developed figure drawing. Models will be nude and students must be at least 18 years of age.
Hand Embroidery
Thursdays | 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Learn the basics of hand embroidery or add a few new stitches to your repertoire. Kelly Hartman will lead this eight week course. Students will created their own "Stitch Book" during this course. Everything you need for this class will be provided. 
Adult Art Classes & Summer Camp
Spring Semester Registration
Limited Availability | Sign Up today!
Thank you Bozeman for a sold out fall semester! Don't miss your opportunity to enroll in the Emerson's spring semester, beginning in March.
We will be offering classes in:
  • Ceramics
  • Handbuilding
  • Drawing
  • Color in Art: Acrylic Painting
  • Art on the Rocks Workshop Series
  • Life Drawing

No matter where you are in your journey as an artist, from beginner to advanced there is a class for you!
Three New Gallery Exhibits
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
Upcoming Events!
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.
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!