Very interesting Being partly blind I found it very easy yo view understand and enjoy Seeing the past in art
This museum has two levels. The upper level displays art from C.M. Russell. There are pictures he drew as a child, through his tenage years, and all the way through adulthood. There is also a small gallery containing firearms. The lower level contains scenes from other artists. There is also a section on Bison, as well as many American Indian... More
From the street it looks tiny but you are seeing the second floor. We spent over an hour on each floor and as mentioned in other reviews we could have spent four easily. We were on a schedule so we couldn't. Illustrated letters he sent to friends are wonderful. The exhibit on the bison is very well arranged and is... More
Very interesting place with all of the collections of paintings and sculptures of Russell. Also a large collection of rifles and other artifacts that were gifts to Russell.
Located in a modest neighborhood, this museum complex delivers a world-class exhibition of Western art and memorabilia. The collection of Charlie Russell and other art, the Native American artifacts, etc. is hard to beat. One exhibit (on bison) included excellent dioramas, plus drawers that could be opened to allow closer inspection of Native American clothes and tools made from bison.... More
We spent a 1/2 day there...could've spent a 1/2 week! Absolutely marvelous. We've decided to go again today.
Don't be deceived by the outside appearance, this is a multilevel museum that not only celebrates Mr. Russell's effort to capture the essence of the west, but also is a testament to the inspiration he has given to the younger artists whose work is also on display. For me, his transition in art was found in the subtle way he... More
It had been over twenty – maybe thirty years since I visited the C.M. Russell Museum and I’m quite sure that it has been revamped if not completely re-housed since. The huge collection is in a modern beautifully appointed facility and is absolutely a "don’t miss" attraction for anyone with an appreciation for the great artist’s works. It is a... More
C.M.Russell was born into a well to do St. Louis family. From early age he was fascinated with the West: often his teachers will find him doodling cowboys and Indians and buffaloes instead of doing his class work. His parents sent him to Montana hoping to “cure” him. But it did not happen: he just stayed there, first as a... More
The museum's collection makes you appreciate anew Russell's prodigious and seemingly effortless output. While the paintings are very appealing the watercolors and illustrated letters were my favorite.
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