Josephine Trigg Collection Gallery and Strand Collection – Member Preview
September 8, 2017 | 4-6 p.m.
Free for museum members
Emma Josephine Trigg Collection
In 1899, Charlie and Nancy Russell bought two lots in Great Falls from Josephine Trigg’s father, Albert J. Triggs. Josephine Trigg became a friend, neighbor and admirer of Russell’s talent. Join us for an exclusive Member Preview before the auction to uncover the stories behind The Emma Josephine Trigg Collection. This reinstallation, in the original Trigg gallery, maps the life of Josephine and the Trigg family, her unique relationship with both Charlie and Nancy Russell, and how her gifts from Charlie became the foundation of the C.M. Russell Museum complex and gallery.
The Strand Collection
Oswald Leroy Strand (1919–2016) made his way from Iowa to Geyser, Montana. He was a rancher, an honored U.S. Army veteran, art collector and a generous supporter to both the Geyser public schools and the C.M. Russell Museum. Before we Raise the Roof for the Russells at the evening fundraising auction, please join us for an exclusive Member Preview of The Leroy Strand Collection of art that consists of 376 objects with 280 sculptures and 96 paintings and drawings. Look for sculptures by local Great Falls artist Jay Contway as well as a number of regional artists. Strand’s collection reflects his love of Montana landscapes, wildlife, rodeo and the cowboy way of life.