The Russell is the premiere fundraising event for the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, attracting artists, collectors, and patrons from around the country. The three-day schedule of events and exhibitions culminates in Saturday’s Live Auction featuring important pieces by Charles M. Russell and other historic artists. This sale also showcases new work by the country’s most acclaimed contemporary western artists. The Russell, now recognized as one of the most prestigious western art events in the country, provides critical funding through commissions and premiums that directly support the museum’s educational programs and cultural outreach.

The C.M. Russell Museum is excited to announce the rescheduled date for The Russell 2020—with a twist! For the first time, our events will be held in close coordination with both the Out West Art Show & Sale and The Great Western Living & Design Show. All three shows will be held under one roof in Great Falls!

Events occur at Montana ExpoPark Four Seasons Arena

Thursday, September 10, 2020

10 AM The Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites Open

5 PM The Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites Close

5 PM Art Preview Party Begins (Ticketed Event)

7 PM Art Preview Party Ends (Ticketed Event)

Friday, September 11, 2020

10 AM The Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites Open

10 AM Art in Action Begins (Ticketed Event)

2 PM Art in Action Ends (Ticketed Event)

5 PM The Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites Close

5 PM First Strike Begins (Ticketed Event)

10 PM First Strike Ends

Saturday, September 12, 2020

10 AM The Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites Open 

12 PM The Russell LIVE Auction Begins (Ticketed Event)

5 PM The Russell LIVE Auction Ends (Ticketed Event)

5 PM The Russell Skull Society of Artists Suites Close