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Russell Exhibition Opens With High Hopes For Auctions

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls has unveiled the artwork that will be up for auction next month.

The museum annually auctions artwork to raise money for its operations during its Russell Exhibition event.

Event director Jackie Slovak says last year's auction netted $1.4 million for the museum, representing about half of its operating budget.

Slovak tells the Great Falls Tribune (http://gftrib.com/17kgBGC) that two Russell oils - "For Supremacy" and "Scouting Party" - highlight this year's auction. They are estimated to sell for more than $1 million each.

The auction is set for March 20 and 21.

Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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