Welcome to the Steamboat Art Museum!
The Steamboat Art Museum (SAM) opened its doors in 2006 and has since then held seventeen successful exhibitions. More than 45,000 people from 48 states and 13 foreign countries have visited us.
We are now getting ready for our next exhibit: "The Russian Experience - A Private Collection", which will open on December 6, 2013.
Don't miss our "Night at the Museum" dinner on December 14th. An elegant dinner with the owners of the Russian Experience art collection. Dinner is catered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood and features a Russian menu. Please call the Art Museum at
870-1755 to sign up for this event! Price:$75/person.
BID IN OUR SILENT AUCTION FOR LOCAL ARTISAN HANDCRAFTED AND PAINTED RUSSIAN NESTING DOLLS AND FABERGE EGGS. Bid at: http://www.steamboatartmuseum.org/artwork.php
Steamboat Art Museum Mission Statement:
"The mission of the Steamboat Art Museum is to collect, preserve, and present fine art to the public, with a primary focus on the culture and heritage of Northwestern Colorado."
Steamboat Art Museum was formed in December of 2005. In 2006 the City of Steamboat Springs was given the historic First National Bank building located in downtown Steamboat Springs. The gift was from the estate of Helen Rehder, a long-time area rancher and artist, who stipulated that the building be used as a museum. SAM has signed a 99 year lease with the City for the entire building and is undertaking restoration of the historic building.