The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M Russell Museum is a fine art exhibition and four-day fundraising event. The Russell events include an educational component for the public through supporting activities and materials. This exhibition and sale offers the opportunity for thousands of individuals (including students) to view quality art created by a large and varied group of nationally known artists. It enables the Russell Museum to become a more financially stable institution better able to carry out its mission. Western Art Week has been taking place in Great Falls, Montana, since 1969. This is the fifth year that the C.M. Russell Museum will host an event to solely benefit the museum.
March 20, 2014: The Russell Silent Auction and Art Preview
C.M. Russell Museum
6:00- 9:00 p.m.
Activities commence Thursday evening with a silent auction of fine art, objects, and unique travel experiences. Art that will be sold at the Saturday live auction will also be available for viewing. Appetizers, hosted refreshments, and the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones will all be a part of the Western hospitality people will receive while at the world-famous C.M. Russell Museum.
March 21, 2014: Art in Action(R) Quick-Finish Event
Meadow Lark Country Club
10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
This popular event has been a sold-out success year after year. An exciting variation of a traditional artist's "quick draw", it will feature 26 nationally known artists working in a variety of media. This quick-finish event gives artists several hours to finish a piece of art while interacting with the crowd. Art in Action(R) includes brunch, hosted refreshments, entertainment, and a live auction of the completed works of art. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the museum by participating artists.
March 21, 2014: First Strike Friday Night Auction
Civic Center Convention Center
4:00- 6:00 p.m.
The First Strike Friday Night Auction will give art buyers an opportunity to get acquainted with up and coming artists' work and build their collection of fine art. Hosted refreshments and light appetizers will be served.
March 21, 2014: Concert to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum featuring Special Guest Star
Civic Center Mansfield Center
Stay tuned for details on the first ever Live Performing Concert to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum in the Civic Center Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts.
March 22, 2014: Educational Symposium featuring C.M. Russell Heritage Award Winner Brian Dippie, Ph.D.
Missouri Room of the Civic Center
Saturday morning's Educational Symposium features presentations by noted Charles M. Russell experts Larry Peterson and Byron Price. Peterson will discuss his exciting new book Charles M. Russell in Photographs: A Biography in Words and Pictures, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. The symposium also honors this year's C.M. Russell Heritage Award recipient, Brian Dippie, Ph.D., who will participate in a panel discussion.
March 22, 2014: The Russell Live Auction
Civic Center Convention Center
5:00 p.m. Social hour, 6:00 p.m. Auction and Sale
Once again this year the highlight of the week will be a Saturday evening live auction of superior historic and contemporary Western art. Patrons attending this gala will enjoy appetizers and hosted refreshments in a spacious, elegant setting. This is an exciting opportunity for both first-time and experienced buyers to compete for one-of-a-kind pieces.
March 23, 2014: Last Chance Sale and Brunch
Convention Center of the Civic Center
A last chance opportunity for art enthusiasts to enjoy brunch, socialize, and add to their collection of fine art.
- Art Show
- Western Art
Services And Amenities
- Childrens Activities
- Educational Programs
- Handicapped Accessible
- Unescorted Tour
From the West, East, or Canada
Take the 10th Avenue South exit to 15th Street and go North. Left on 5th Avenue North
and Museum will be on your left.
From the North (Havre Highway)
Stay on 14th Street heading south. Take a right on 5th Avenue North and Museum will be
on your left.
Season / Hours Of Operation
- Winter - October - Memorial Day, Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Studio: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Russell Home: Closed
Summer - Memorial Day - October, Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, House and Studio: 11:00am - 4:00pm