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Charlie Russell documented the West that was vanishing before his eyes, telling the story of the American West as no artist had before. Many of the stories Russell told through Russell's art and life resonate even today. The first museum dedicated...more
C.M. Russell is a chronicler of the late 19th century west. His insights and art are revealing and poignant. One gets a real feel for the Indian life that disappeared. The museum and his studio are well worth a visit.
Truthfully, I was underwhelmed by this place. We were with a group on a bus tour and it was included. My small purse had straps so it could be a backpack so I was not allowed to take it in the museum. Other purses were...More
Fantastic museum for western and Indian art lovers. Don't miss this if you're in Great Falls. CM Russell's home is located here and is being renovated for touring. There is a reproduction of his studio in a log cabin that is also coming soon.
Loved everything about the Museum. Wish the poems and letters on the walls had been put into typescript, to read better. Did not know Russell was from St. Louis originally. Very good selection of work, and friendly atmosphere to roam about.
There are examples of Charlie Russell's works from when he was a very young man and just starting out to his later years. There are very small paintings and very large ones. There are small items he crafted out of whatever materials were at hand....More
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Hello, the museum does not offer appraisals, however if you call me at 406-727-8787 I can better answer your question. - Jackie Slovak, Senior Director of External Relations for the C.M. Russell Museum