The Bair Family Museum in Martinsdale will feature two original exhibits this season from May 25 to October 28, 2018. Edward S. Curtis was initially drawn to Southwest Indian tribes because they afforded him an unusual glimpse into pre-white Indian life. In the early 1900s,… 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.