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CM Russell Museum

Great Falls Montana

Listing Type: Museum
City: Great Falls Montana
Region: Central Montana

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The C.M. Russell has recently expanded and is now 30,000 square feet larger, featuring nine new galleries, and double the space devoted to Russell. We recommend groups to plan on spending at least two hours at the Museum.

Established in 1953, the C.M. Russell Museum owns the most complete collection of Charles Russell art and personal objects in the world. The permanent collection is comprised of over 12,000 art works and objects. View one of the nation's finest collections of Western art and history in spacious, modern surroundings.

The Trigg Collection is the nucleus of the museum's permanent Russell artworks. Highly personal and unique, it shows the wide scope of Charlie Russell's works and talents. Some of the most popular exhibits are his illustrated letters, which feature Russell's original spelling, entertaining illustrations and down-to-earth humor and philosophy.

This museum has outstanding pieces from Russell contemporaries to works of such as world renowned artists as O.C. Seltzer, J.H. Sharp, E.E. Heikka, E.I. Couse, Winold Reiss, Olaf Wieghorst and others. The museum shop offers many unique gifts such as jewelry, Russell prints and fine Western books. The complex also includes the former home and log cabin studio of Montana's famous cowboy artist. Preserved as it was in the early 1900's, the studio includes displays of Russell's personal objects used as props and references for accuracy.

Contact the museum for a current schedule of exhibitions, workshops, and programs. Admission fees: adult $8.00, student $3.00, senior $6.00 and children under 12 free. Group tours need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact our education department at 727-8787, e-mail: tours@cmrussell.org, or visit the Education and Tours page on our website at www.cmrussell.org. We offer the following for tour groups:

~ Free admission for bus driver and tour escort.~ Reduced group fee rate of $6.00 per person.~ Wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis.~ Handicapped access in most areas.~ Docent escort.~ Shopping in the expanded gift shop.~ Atrium espresso bar coming soon

Directions: The C.M. Russell Museum is located off Interstate 15. Take the 10th Avenue South exit to 15th Street (this is a one-way street going north) to 5th Avenue North. Turn west to 13th Street. The Museum Complex is on the southwest corner of 13th Street and 5th Avenue North.

CM Russell Museum
400 13th Street North, Great Falls, MT 59401

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