Once a year the museum opens the upstairs of the Bair family home for tours. It is a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of one of Montana's original pioneer families. This year the sixth annual Upstairs/Downstairs will be expanded to two days, October 27… read more
The Bair Family Art Museum, built in 2011, sits adjacent to the late 19th century Charles M. Bair family home along the Upper Mussellshell River. The Bair site is just north of the majestic Crazy Mountains and west of the Castle Mountains. The museum features five state-of-the-art, climate controlled galleries that present the Bair family’s Native American collection, western paintings by Charles Russell and Joseph Henry Sharp, Edward S. Curtis photogravures, and a diverse collection of modern European and American paintings.
Explore the art museum, stroll the grounds, tour the Bair family home, and enjoy the Bair Barn’s display of historic photographs and ranching memorabilia. Picnic in the courtyard, and find your own treasures in the Gift Shop featuring books by Montana authors and books about the American West and its history, as well as baskets, jewelry, and pottery.