The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings has added 45 works of Western art to its permanent collection following the death of Joseph S. Sample, who amassed an impressive collection of artwork by some of the region’s most legendary painters.
The position “recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment” with a mission to advance and support poetic arts through outreach to Montana communities. La Tray is the 11th poet to hold this position since it was created by the Montana State Legislature.
In this inaugural installment of “The Sit-Down,” acclaimed author and longtime Livingston resident Walter Kirn makes the case for championing “overlooked” Americans in his new print-only magazine, “County Highway.”
Soon, visitors to the museum in central Montana will be able to see a signature painting of an Apsáalooke family at their encampment by the renowned western artist, painted during the time he lived on the Crow reservation.