Opened March 2023
Every collector has a unique way of acquiring and collecting art. Whether they are artists, dealers, or art enthusiasts, collectors have influenced museums throughout history. Many art museums’ foundational collections came as a result of a donation by a collector. The Russell Legacy Galleries have been dedicated to Tom and Jane Petrie to celebrate their lifelong dedication to collecting and preserving the American West through art. Spanning all mediums and subject matter of Russell’s work, the art spotlighted in A Collectors Vision has been donated or lent to the C.M. Russell Museum from Petrie’s private collection so that everyone can experience the legacy of Charles M. Russell.