College of Arts & Sciences

Art Department


The Department of Art is housed in three campus locations.  The Liberal Arts Building houses the Visual Resource Center, the Northcutt Steele Gallery, the Student Gallery and a majority of studios. The Art Education facilities are located in the College of Education Building.


The ceramic and sculpture studios are in the Art Annex located on Poly Drive. See also: Ceramics | Sculpture Studio



The Northcutt Steele Gallery complex is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building. The gallery features a variety of exhibitions including the annual art faculty exhibition, juried student exhibition and individual artist exhibitions of national, regional and area significance.


Four other art collections are maintained and shown at various times: Permanent Art Collection, Andy Warhol Collection, Opal Leonard Collection of Chinese and Japanese Art and the Collection of Helen and Paul Covert.

Public receptions are held with these exhibits and for the visiting lecturers. Exhibitions are funded in part by the Associated Students of Montana State University Billings (ASMSUB).


The Northcutt Steele Gallery is open Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00 during the academic year.


»» Northcutt Steele Gallery Web Site


Yellowstone Art Museum
The Yellowstone Art Museum, located in the center of Billings not far from campus, features changing exhibits of contemporary and historical regional art.  Ready access to other museums and art galleries under the majestic Rimrocks in Montana's largest city presents art students with many opportunities for individual development.

Degrees & Programs

(click on degree name to view plan of study)




The Department of Art is accredited by the NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design).


paints being mixed during a workshop