Founded in 1964, Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) has become the preeminent art museum in the region. YAM recently joined the elite ranks of the few museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Its permanent collection numbers 7,500 objects is housed in the 50,000 SF museum and nearby Visible Vault, a storage facility open to the public. YAM features an excellent collection of Western art (including C. M. Russell, Will James, J. H. Sharp) and a first-rate collection of contemporary artists such as Deborah Butterfield, Rudy Autio, John Buck, Russell Chatham, Peter Voulkos, and Freeman Butts. YAM is a “don’t miss” stop in Billings!