Tippet Rise Art Center

Classical music performances, large-scale sculpture installations, spectacular natural settings all in the heart of Montana’s big sky country.

Tippet Rise Art Center is a unique cultural destination, which blends art, architecture, classical music, and breathtaking western landscapes. Located against the backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains on a 10,260-acre working sheep and cattle ranch, the Art Center presents internationally-acclaimed musicians in its nine-week concert season and offers free tours of its outdoor sculptures by the world’s foremost artists and architects.

Eight monumental works of art are placed atop knolls and nestled into valleys throughout the center. Many are site-specific commissions that aim to erase the boundaries of art, nature, and architecture. Artworks set within the landscape include  sculptural structures by the innovative Ensamble Studio, including the Beartooth Portal, composed of two vertical rocklike forms, each 29 feet tall, that lean together at the top; the similarly designed 26-foot-tall Inverted Portal; and the 98-foot-long, Domo. Two other site-specific and commissioned works at Tippet Rise include Daydreams by Patrick Dougherty and Satellite #5: Pioneer, by Stephen Talasnik. Recently, the Art Center acquired two new sculptures by Mr. Talasnik, which have been installed in the Olivier Music Barn. Tippet Rise is also home to monumental works by the internationally renowned sculptor Mark di Suvero: Beethoven’s Quartet (2003, steel and stainless steel, 24 ft. x 30 ft. x 23 ft.) and Proverb (2002, painted Cor-ten steel, 60 ft. x 17 ft. x 31   ft.); and two works by Alexander Calder on loan from the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Two Discs (1965) and Stainless Stealer (1966).

 

Visit tippetrise.org for more information,

or contact Alexis Marie Adams

Publications administrator

406/426-8501

Alexis.adams@tippetrise.org

Image Captions

1. The Beartooth Portal by Ensamble Studio, photo by Erik Petersen 2. The Olivier Music Barn and Alexander Calder's Two Discs, photo by Kevin Kinzley 3. The Music Hall inside the Olivier Music Barn, photo by Erik Petersen 4. Satellite #5: Pioneer by Steven Talasnik, photo by Erik Petersen 5. The Tippet Rise ranch, photo by Erik Petersen 6. Mark di Suvero's Beethoven's Quartet, photo by Erik Petersen
South Grove Creek Road 96
Fishtail 59028 MT US
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Director

Lindsey Hinmon/Pete Hinmon

Hours

Jul-Sep: Fri-Sun 9-4

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