Tippet Rise Art Center
Transformative connections between music, art, and nature by Cathy and Peter Halstead, set on an 11,500-acre working ranch in the shadow of the Beartooth mountains, just north of Yellowstone in Fishtail, Montana. Tippet Rise is anchored in the belief that art, music, architecture and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience. Each makes the others more powerful. One of the missions of the art center is to connect visitors with classical music and outdoor artwork in a more personal way.
Tippet Rise will feature several intimate musical performance venues whose size, shape and acoustics are inspired by many of history’s most influential music spaces. Our music program seeks to create memorable experiences for performers and audience members alike.
Hidden in the rolling hills of Tippet Rise are a number of large-scale sculptures and other works by some of the world’s foremost artists and architects. Many are site-specific compositions, whose goal is to erase the traditional boundaries between art, nature and architecture.
Additional facilities include housing for artists-in-residence and spaces for teaching, practicing, and recording. Artists in residence will we hope respond to the unique terrain and the big sky in what they create.
Tippet Rise also features outdoor sculptures and commissioned artworks by artists Mark di Suvero, Patrick Dougherty, and Stephen Talasnik. To celebrate these works and their creators, the season will feature open-air, on-site concerts that include performances of John Adams’s Shaker Loops, Aaron Jay Kernis’s Musica celestis, Fauré’s violin sonata in A major, Poulenc’s cello sonata, Ravel’s piano trio in A minor, and Beethoven’s string quartet in A minor, opus 132.
“There are moments in music when we are figurativelystruck by lightning, when suddenly the gap between a sound and an emotion is bridged. At Tippet Rise,we hope to provide the kind of atmosphere, and the kind of performers, that make such momentspossible. The musicians we are presenting reveal, innovate, and discover, embodying a sense of vision anda freedom from standard interpretations. We are thrilled by the range and sensitivity of the programmingfor our first season, which is shaped to Tippet Rise as our sculptors and architects have merged theircreations into our mountain ridges and rolling fields.” – Peter Halstead, co-founder of the Art Center, said.
“In a way, the meeting of music, landscape and sculpture at Tippet Rise returns us to the experience of performances and celebrations at the ancient Greek amphitheaters or Stonehenge. It’s as if the cubicles of our cities had slowly dissolved, to let us step into a much older and deeper engagement with the stars above us and the human realities within. We hope that Tippet Rise will bring out dimensions of music and art that might not be immediately obvious, but that nevertheless connect us emotionally to the beautiful places of the world.” – Cathy Halstead, co-founder of the Art Center, said.
About: Tippet Rise
Tippet Rise Art Center is a new destination for the arts, opening in June 2016, located in Fishtail, Montana under the Beartooth Mountains, roughly midway between Billings and Bozemen and just north of Yellowstone National Park. Set on an 11,500 acre working cattle and sheep ranch, Tippet Rise will host classical music performances and exhibit large-scale outdoor sculptures.
Tippet Rise is anchored in the belief that art, music, architecture, and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience. Each makes the others more powerful. One of the missions of the art center is to connect visitors with classical music and outdoor artwork in a more personal way.
Tippet Rise will feature several intimate musical performance venues whose size, shape, and acoustics are inspired by many of history’s most influential music spaces. The music program seeks to create memorable experiences for performers and audience members alike. Alongside its music program, Tippet Rise is curating a growing collection of large-scale sculptures and other works by some of the world’s foremost artists and designers.
Many are site-specific compositions, aiming to transcend the boundaries of art, nature, and architecture. As an institution founded to serve its neighbors in Montana as much as visiting musicians, artists, and audiences, Tippet Rise is also developing and supports year-round education programs in schools at the K-12 level, local colleges and universities, and other organizations.
Name: Tippet Rise Art Center
Location: 96 S Grove Creek Rd, Fishtail, Montana 59028, United States
Coordinates: 45.476102, -109.570692
Type: Art center / Gallery, Shelter / Cabin / Lodge
Site Area: 11,500-acre
Completion Date/Year: 2016
Visit Tippet Rise Art Center’s website: here
Client / Owner / Developer: Cathy and Peter Halstead
Founder: Cathy and Peter Halstead
Text Description: © Courtesy of Tippet Rise Art Center
Images: © Tippet Rise Art Center, Iwan Baan, Andre Costantini, Erik Petersen,