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 $12.00, student $5.00, senior $9.00 and children 5 and under are free. Group tours need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact our education department by phone, e-mail or visit the Education and Programs 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 $7.00 per person
~ Wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis
~ Handicapped access in most areas
~ Docent escort
~ Shopping in the gift shop
Are you planning a summer wedding, family gathering, or celebrating another special occasion? If so, consider hosting your event outdoors...at the Russell! In warm weather, our outdoor terrace, nestled between the Russell Home and Log Studio, and our spacious grounds offer a picture perfect setting. If it rains, your event can easily be moved inside the Museum. Your group may view the Museum's art collection and a guided tour may be arranged. We can accommodate small or large parties, and we will assist you in creating a memorable affair!