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.
The Bair Museum will adhere throughout the season to all updated Covid19 precautions recommended by the CDC and the Governor of the State of Montana. Tours of the Bair Home will be smaller and there may be a slightly longer wait, we will require social distancing in all buildings, and several hand sanitizing stations will be provided. Masks are required if by law or at the discretion of the museum on large tours but it is recommended that you travel with a mask available. The safety of our Guests and Staff is our first priority and your cooperation is appreciated.