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Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place, Denver (across the street from the Brown Palace Hotel), 303-296-1880. Its collection of oils, watercolors, bronze sculptures and letters includes three major oils: "Piegans," "The Cinch Ring" and "A Serious Predicament." Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3.


C.M. Russell Museum, 400 13th St. North, Great Falls, 406-727-8787. Oils, watercolors, painted wax models and illustrated letters. The museum is on the block where Russell's home and log cabin studio are located. They are also open to visitors. Summer hours (May 1-Sept. 30): Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 1 to 5 p.m.; Winter hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Modest admission fee.

Montana Historical Society, 225 N. Roberts, Helena, 406-444-2694. Open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day; Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., Sun. and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open from Labor Day to Memorial Day but hours are different. Free admission. Oils, watercolors, bronze sculptures, pen and ink sketches, illustrated letters and original wax models for bronze sculptures.


Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar St., Corning, 607-937-5386. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Admisson fee: $4 adults, $3.60 seniors, $2 students 6-17. The largest collection of Western art on the East Coast includes a large number of paintings, sculptures and illustrated letters by Russell. The museum is in the restored Corning City Hall, built in 1893.


Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, 918-596-2700. Summer hours are Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thurs. until 8 p.m.), Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Free admission but suggested donation of $3 for adults, $5 for families. Located five minutes north of downtown, the Gilcrease has 88 Russell paintings and sculptures.


Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-1933. The museum's extensive collection of Western art includes the only complete set of sculptures that Russell intended to cast in bronze, painted wax models and some of the finest examples of his paintings. Open Tues-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free admission and parking.


Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, 307-587-4771. Major Russell collection includes paintings, sculpture and illustrated letters. A wing of the gallery, devoted to Russell, has 60 of his works on display. The gallery also has a major Remington collection. Open from Feb. 26 (Buffalo Bill's birthday) through November. Tours are available by appointment during the other months. Summer hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: $8, adults, $6.50, seniors; $4 students 13 and over; $2 children 6-12; children 5 and under, free.