Clark Chateau - Art & History Center
Built in 1898 as a home for Charles Clark, son of William A. Clark the Copper King, the Clark Chateau serves the Butte Silver Bow community as both an arts & history center.
The wonderful entryway combines beveled glass windows, ornate wrought iron, sandstone and a vaulted brick ceiling. The interior features a freestanding spiral staircase, 26 rooms adorned with exotic woods from around the world, hand-painted wallpaper by Marshall Field, several stained glass windows and a redwood paneled fourth floor ballroom.
On display in the chateau are historic artifacts including textiles, books, vintage clothing and accessories. The chateau also has the furniture collection on permanent loan from the University of Montana.
There are galleries located on the first and second floors. Featuring works by local, regional and national artists, the museum displays traveling exhibits that cover the areas of traditional, historic and contemporary genres. Some works by Elizabeth Lochrie are on permanent display.
Maintained by donations, sponsorships, memberships and county funding, the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation provides arts and history education in the community through workshops, exhibitions, classes and community programs.
The chateau's art store carries artwork by local artists, made in Montana gifts and The Butte Heritage Cookbook. The chateau is available to rent for various events, please call for rates.
- Art Gallery
- Art Museum
- Art Show
Services And Amenities
Clark Chateau - Art & History Center is located off the interstate highway at the Montana Street exit. After exiting the interstate, proceed north on Montana Street to Broadway Street, turn left and proceed west to Washington Street. The Chateau is located on the corner of Broadway Street and Washington Street.
Payment And Reservation Information
- Payment Methods
- Master Card
- Walk-Ins Welcome
Season / Hours Of Operation
Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm