Violinist Laura Dalbey and guitarist Elizabeth Adcock, members of the Billings Symphony Orchestra, will be performing at the Bair Museum in Martinsdale from 1-3pm, Saturday, July 11, 2015. In the summer, the museum celebrates Bair birthdays: Charles Bair born June 18th, 1857, Marguerite Bair Lamb born July 1, 1889, and Alberta Bair born July 15, 1896. The Charles M. Bair Family Museum invites you to this year’s birthday celebration in the Bair Barn from 1pm-3pm on July 11th featuring free live music by Dalbey and Adcock, cupcakes and refreshments.
Special exhibits featured this summer at the Bair Museum include “Chiefs and Warriors,” eighteen photogravure images of Native American leaders, by Edward S. Curtis.
The Special Projects Gallery features “A Lonely Business,” paintings by Isabelle Johnson, a rancher, teacher, and one of Montana’s first modernist painters. The paintings are on loan from the Yellowstone Art Museum through August 31st. Montana’s rich and varied landscape, particularly that of the Stillwater Valley and the Absarokee ranch Johnson called home, come to life in her expressive paintings of the mountains, cattle, sheep, and grasslands.
Permanent Bair Museum exhibits on display include paintings by Charles M. Russell, Joseph Henry Sharp, Edouard Cortes, and Lewis Henry Meakin.
The Bair Family Museum is located at 2751 Montana Hwy 294 in Martinsdale, Montana, between White Sulphur, Springs and Harlowton. The museum is open from 10 to 5 seven days a week through Labor Day. For more information visit www.bairfamilymuseum.org.