Figarelle says farewell to C.M. Russell Museum

The C.M. Russell Museum on Wednesday announced the resignation of Executive Director Tom Figarelle, who has been with them for nearly six years.

Tom Figarelle, shown as a Russell auction, to step down as executive director of the C.M. Russell Museum.

C.M. Russell Museum

They said in a news release that Figarelle has been a driving force in advancing the museum’s mission and preserving the legacy of legendary cowboy artist Charles Marion Russell.

“Throughout my tenure I’ve had the privilege to work with exceptional individuals who have enriched my life and that of my family,” Figarelle said in the email. “I’m confident the board and staff will guide the museum toward the future, and I express my heartfelt appreciation to the staff who enabled me to serve in this capacity.”

Thomas Figarelle

The board of directors will form a committee to begin a nationwide executive search, museum officials said.

Museum officials said that during Figarelle’s tenure, they achieved milestones, including completing the $40 million Art &

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