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The North American Indian | E.S. Curtis
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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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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

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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 celebrating Indigenous culture, Western narratives, grand landscapes, and majestic wildlife scenes. While his art is considered historic, his spirit is timeless.

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Selections from The North American Indian by ES Curtis

The North American Indian (1906-1930) is Curtis’ magnum opus and greatest artistic achievement: a twenty-volume publication that captures the lives and landscapes of Native Americans as they traditionally existed in the midst of tribal transition and adaptation to a new modern paradigm – live of the reservation. Come see a selection of the 40,000 photographs Curtis took to create The North American Indian.

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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, Winter Holiday (the museum is closed at 2 p.m. on December 24 and will be closed until we reopen to the public at 10 am on January 6), Easter.




  • Adults: $14
  • Seniors (age 60+): $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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