C.M. RUSSELL MUSEUM
400 13th Street North, Great Falls, Montana 59401 • (406) 727-8787 • www.cmrussell.org
The C.M. Russell Museum is one of the nation’s finest museums of American Western art and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world. The permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects also includes the works of such wellknown artists as O.C. Seltzer, Winold Reiss, Joseph Henry Sharp, E.E. Heikka, Eanger Irving Couse, Olaf Wieghorst, Henry Farny and Frank Tenney Johnson. The Bison: American Icon, Heart of Plains Indian Culture and Charles M. Russell: The Legacy of America’s Cowboy Artist round out the museum’s outstanding offerings. In 1953, the C.M. Russell Museum opened in a small gallery housing the personal Russell collection of family friend Josephine Trigg. The museum subsequently underwent multiple expansions and now occupies a full city block that includes Russell’s home and log studio, which together were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
Major Upcoming Exhibitions
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Sept. 8-Dec. 30, 2018 The Russell Exhibition Feb. 21-March 21, 2019 Reopening of the Russell Home and Studio March 2019
“2019 will be a transformative year for the C.M. Russell Museum. The muchanticipated reopening of the Russell Home and Studio in March will kick off an exciting summer honoring the 100th anniversary of Russell’s show at the Victory Stampede in 1919.” —Thomas Figarelle, executive director, C.M. Russell Museum
Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), Fireboat, 1918, oil on board, 16 x 25”. Collection of the C.M. Russell Museum; Gift of Mrs. Wade George in memory of Wade Hampton George.