Giant pussycat greets visitors

     (PNAN-MT) –  Fernando Botero’s “Monumental Cat with Whiskers” is on display through the fall at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings. The two-ton bronze sculpture was installed into the front planter box of the museum.

     Born in 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia, in the mountains of Colombia, Botero is a painter and sculptor artist who gained fame for his distinctive, generously proportioned figures of people and animals. His inflated-looking figures are influenced by both South American and European artistic traditions, and often allude to family and spirituality. His art is collected by major museums, corporations and private collectors.

     For more information, call Liz Harding at 406.256.6804 or


The Yellowstone Art Museum is the region’s largest contemporary art museum offering changing exhibitions, education, café, museum store, and a 7,300-piece permanent collection.

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