What's Happening At The Emerson?
The Beast of Bozeman
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Bar 6:30 | Doors 7:00 | Show 7:30
After 2 weeks of show stopping performance art our incredible judges have narrowed us down to the top 15 acts. Now, it's time for you, our devoted audience, to decide who is The Beast of Bozeman!

Come cheer on your favorite performer and cast your vote!

Tickets On Sale Now!
The Wrap Up!
This past weekend we continued The Beast performances with the Semi Final #2. Thirteen acts took the Emerson stage but alas, only eight show stopping acts are on their way to the Finale!

Congratulations to:

  • Austine Moonshadow
  • Bozeman Unicycle Troupe
  • Buster
  • Emma & the Ledge
  • Jacob Rountree & the Somethings
  • Jez-Z
  • Megan Makeever the Flute Looper
  • Raven West

Don't miss your chance to see these stars on stage again, this weekend!
Three New Gallery Exhibits
Opening Friday, March 3, 2023
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. 

The classic painters of the Renaissance rediscovered that through moments of profound emotion that people can touch on immortality as the ancients did before them. Like a bittersweet reminder, Mythologies reveal a perspective we often turn from in fear, yet opens our eyes to the glories of each moment. These paintings are an effort to reveal something about our own existence in the same way. It is the marrying of the excellence of the past with the possibilities of the present that reveals a truly timeless and classical beauty.”

Bride of Bacchus by Martijn Caspar Swart
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
  • Landscape Oil Painting
  • Color in Art: Acrylic Painting
  • Art on the Rocks Workshop Series

  • Advanced Figure Drawing Long Form
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Landscape Oil Painting

No matter where you are in your journey as an artist, from beginner to advanced there is a class for you!
2D Class: Life Drawing
Drop-In | Tuesdays | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Life drawing is back! Draw from live models! Artists of all ability levels are welcome. Participants should provide their own drawing supplies; however, 8 drawing ponies are available – first come, first served. Pre-registration is required! Sign Up Today!
Summer Art Camp
Registration Now Open
The Emerson offers week-long summer camps for ages 5–12. Each week will include 2D, sculpture, and mixed media projects. Every camp culminates with an artist reception on Friday afternoon. Emerson camps are filled with innovative art projects that are designed to let your child’s creativity grow! Camps are filling fast! Sign Up Today!
Upcoming Events!
Random Acts of Silliness
Emerson Lawn | Free | Coming Mid March
Random Acts of Silliness is a theater and visual arts organization inspiring laughter and play in the Gallatin Valley. They build community by sparking whimsy and creativity in the young - and young at heart - through quirky and engaging art installations, theater productions and random acts of silliness. 

Join the Emerson and Random Acts of Silliness for a pop up instalation this month, designed to bring some cheer to this gray time of year.
The Grab
March 2 | 7:00 PM | $10 General Admission
$8 Students
Bozeman Doc Series presents the critically-acclaimed new film from award-winning director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, The Grab

Quietly and seemingly out of sight, governments, private investors and mercenaries are working to seize food and water resources at the expense of entire populations. These groups are establishing themselves as the new OPEC, where the future world powers will be those who control not oil, but food. 
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

We will begin accepting applications on March 1. Stay tuned for more exciting information!
Volunteer Call
The Beast of Bozeman is looking for fabulous generous humans who are looking to give back to their community and have a blast in the process! The Emerson needs volunteers for the The Beast of Bozeman; Grand Finale, this Saturday, March 4. We are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Selling Tickets
  • Bartending & Concessions
  • Checking in guests at Will Call
  • Checking stamps at the theater door

Sign Up Today
Thank you in advance for supporting the Emerson and our mission to make art & culture accessible to all!