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Western Art Collector - - WESTERN MUSEUM DIRECTORY -

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.

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