The year 2019 marks the one hundredth anniversary of Calgary’s 1919 “Victory” Stampede and is summed up in the latest exhibit at the C.M. Russell Museum’s exhibit “Return to Calgary: Charles M. Russell and the 1919 Victory Stampede.”
. With Return to Calgary: Charles M. Russell and the 1919 Victory Stampede, the C. M. Russell Museum extends its reach as a chronicler of western history and American art into the Canadian borderlands to examine a period of history when the city of Calgary sought to promote its own brand of western heritage in establishing its civic identity. The accompanying catalogue serves as a lasting visual record of C. M. Russell’s 1919 special exhibition at the Calgary Victory Stampede and underscores the Stampede’s importance to the successful marketing and sale of Russell’s art abroad.
Come see 22 of the original 24 pieces from the original exhibit on display at the C.M. Russell Museum on display through September 30th, 2019. For more information, contact the museum at (406)-727-8787.