The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture turns 30 this year but we don't look a year older than 105!
This week we are spring cleaning, here at the Emerson, in anticipation of our 30th birthday. While looking back through all of the inspiring years of archives, it is impossible not to take a moment to reflect. For 30 incredible years the Emerson has been privileged to serve the Bozeman community. The Emerson has stood strong and proud as a beacon for artists and a gathering place for all.
Birthday Party & Open House
Friday, May 12 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please join us in celebration, enjoy refreshments, and rediscover this inspiring hub for arts & culture.
Adult Art Education
Life Drawing
Tuesdays | April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Drop In Class
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
Current 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
Reel Rock Film Tour 17
March 31 | 7:00 PM | $22 in advance | $25 on the day of
Spire Climbing Center & The North Face Presents: Reel Rock Tour 17

Don’t miss three heart-stopping short films featuring the year’s most significant climbing and adventure stories: a wild expedition on Nameless Tower in Pakistan; a new cutting-edge route in a massive limestone cave in France; and a journey to Palestine’s West Bank to explore the power of climbing to change lives.
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!