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Some historians work in watercolor and oil

Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926) is one of America’s greatest artists. He lived the life he captures on canvas, creating a breathtaking historical record of Western cultures, landscapes, and wildlife. Come be inspired by his masterful works and experience the West as it really was at the C.M. Russell Museum.

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The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale

The Russell

 

August 20-21, 2021

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What’s the matter with packing your war bag and heading to my camp?
A robe is spread and the pipe lit for you always.
– Charles M. Russell
Charlie Russell Early Portrait

Meet Charlie

Charles Marion Russell (1864–1926) masterfully captured the art and soul of the American West as it was transforming before his eyes. While he fulfilled his dream of an authentic cowboy life in Montana, he was also gifting the world with an inspired visual record filled with empathetic reverence for Western culture, landscapes, and wildlife that resonates in over 4,000 recorded works of oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, and writing.

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Through the Lens of Joseph Henry Sharp

Joseph Henry Sharp’s first visit to southeastern Montana was in 1899 on the Crow Agency. From 1902 until 1910, Sharp spent the fall and winter months on the reservation, where he built a log cabin studio.

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CHARLES M. RUSSELL: THE LEGACY

Charles M. Russell: The Legacy of America’s Cowboy Artist, celebrates the C.M. Russell Museum’s extensive permanent collection of Russell oil paintings, watercolors, bronzes, clay models, illustrated letters, pen-and-ink drawings, and published illustrations showcasing the astonishing depth and range of Charles M. Russell (1864–1926).

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Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Museum is closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, Easter.

 

 

Rates

  • Adults: $14
  • Seniors (age 55+): $11
  • Veterans: $11
  • Scheduled Tour Groups: $11
  • Students: $4
  • Age 5 and under: Free
  • Active Military and their family members: Free
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