Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana
Iwan Baan

Tippet Rise Art Center

Stillwater County, Montana

Just over 150 miles from Yellowstone National Park, near Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, lies Tippet Rise. The 10,000-acre working sheep and cattle ranch is both thrumming with art—site-specific sculptures, a concert hall, an open-air performance venue—and humbling in the wide-open vistas and vastness of the landscape and sky. “It’s been our lifelong dream,” says Cathy Halstead, a painter, who opened Tippet Rise in 2016 with her pianist and poet husband Peter. “Our experiences as artists compelled us to create a place where music, art and nature could be experienced in harmony with one another.” In May, the duo announced the commission of a 1,900-sq.-ft. pavilion by architect Francis Kéré that will feature a log canopy made from locally sourced lumber. “We want it to be a communal gathering place,” says Halstead. Whether visitors snack or sketch, make music or small talk—well, that’s entirely up to them. —Kate Rockwood

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