David Bender - "Leap Of Faith"

BIG HORN, Wyo. (Sept. 10, 2015) — The Brinton Museum will host its 2015 Small Works Show from Sept. 13 through Oct. 18 on the second and third floors of the new Forrest E. Mars Jr., Building, in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery. Members will get a preview of the show on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. when they’ll have the first option to buy any of the 450 works.


This year’s Small Works Show exhibition features contemporary works by 140 talented artists and will include an oil by American portrait painter Raymond Everett Kinstler, whose art also will be presented in its own show at the Brinton from May 1 through July 4, 2016. To view a full list of the artists and preview some items in this year’s Small Works Show visit the Brinton website and download the show brochure.

“We are taking full advantage of our new museum building by more than doubling the size of our Small Works Show,” said Ken Schuster, executive director for The Brinton Museum. “As in the past, patrons will find artwork by many artists with whom they are familiar, and a few artists who are new to our institution but are extremely well-known in art circles throughout the nation.”

In June, The Brinton Museum opened its new state-of-the-art Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building. Located on the 620-acre historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, the new 24,000-square-foot $15.8-million, eco-conscious museum houses one of the most significant and extensive Western and American Indian Art collections in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Region featuring Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Thomas Moran, Edward Borein, Winold Reiss, and the largest Hans Kleiber collection in the world.

Regular admission to The Brinton is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and free for children 12 and under. Museum hours are 9:30-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Brinton is located at 239 Brinton Rd., in Big Horn.