Linwood Tallbull (Northern Cheyenne) with the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School

Education is central to our mission. The Brinton Museum proudly partners with K-12 and post-secondary institutions throughout the region.

The Brinton’s staff and docents guide visitors of all ages to understand celebrated artists of the past, their works, and how they’ve inspired contemporary artists to explore and expand the art of the American West.

Through Ranch House and Gallery tours, hands-on educational programming, artists’ series and a variety of special events that celebrate The Brinton and the riches of the Quarter Circle A Ranch, students of all ages leave The Brinton Museum with a deeper connection to art, American history, and the spectacular environment that surrounds them.

Lodge Grass High School students visiting The Brinton Ranch House
Lodge Grass High School students visiting The Brinton Ranch House

The Brinton Museum features many events and workshops for members and guests. Please check back often to learn more about upcoming exhibits, guest lectures, artist’s workshops, special opening receptions and other educational events.

Current Exhibitions

The Permanent Collections

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

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Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale

August 04, 2017—August 27, 2017 The Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists meets at the museum on August 4, 5 & 6, featuring 33 painters & sculptors along with 5 special guest artists. Read More

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Bighorn Rendezvous Artists’ Reception

August 04, 2017 Reception with the Northwest Rendezvous Artists & Guests featuring appetizers and drinks and a first look at this year's artwork. Read More

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Bighorn Rendezvous Banquet & Art Sale

August 05, 2017 Dinner followed by a sale of Bighorn Rendezvous art on exhibit. Read More

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Bighorn Rendezvous Quick Draw & Auction

August 06, 2017 Artists quick draw event & art auction. Read More

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale

August 04, 2017—August 27, 2017 The Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists meets at the museum on August 4, 5 & 6, featuring 33 painters & sculptors along with 5 special guest artists. Read More

Upcoming Educational Programs

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Bighorn Rendezvous Quick Draw & Auction

August 06, 2017 Artists quick draw event & art auction. Read More

Upcoming Artist Events & Workshops

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Bighorn Rendezvous Artists’ Reception

August 04, 2017 Reception with the Northwest Rendezvous Artists & Guests featuring appetizers and drinks and a first look at this year's artwork. Read More

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Bighorn Rendezvous Quick Draw & Auction

August 06, 2017 Artists quick draw event & art auction. Read More

Past Exhibitions & Events

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12th Illustrator Show – The Art of John Potter

March 15, 2017—April 30, 2017

Past Exhibitions & Events

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Journeys West And Beyond by Everett Raymond Kinstler

May 01, 2016—July 04, 2016

A contemporary art exhibit titled "Journeys West And Beyond" by portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler on display from May 1 through July 4, 2016 in the S.K. Johnston Jr. Family Gallery.

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11th Illustrator Show: The Art of Illustrator Victor Juhasz

March 15, 2016—May 29, 2016

Victor Juhasz, longtime American illustrator, exhibits illustrations from his children's books March 15 through May 29, 2016.

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Boots, Brushes and The Bighorn Mountains

June 15, 2015—September 07, 2015

Boots, Brushes and The Bighorn Mountains exhibit features Western art depicting the beauty of the region by many of the most celebrated...

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The Light Still Sheds the Dark by Gregory Packard

June 15, 2015—September 07, 2015

Gregory Packard’s vibrant American Impressionist paintings grace the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery as the inaugural contemporary...

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12th Illustrator Show – The Art of John Potter

March 15, 2017—April 30, 2017

New Illustrator Show featuring artist John Potter with original works from the delightful books by Lynn Estes Friess

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Clyde Aspevig: Landscape & Beyond

June 05, 2016—July 31, 2016

Clyde Aspevig and his vibrantly colored, realistic landscapes featuring vignettes of the West in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery from June 5 through July 31, 2016.

Past Educational Programs

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American Indian Storytelling and Cultural Sharing

October 27, 2016

American Indian Storytellers in residence at The Brinton Museum October 24-27 for presentations to student groups and an evening program open to the public on October 27 at 7 p.m.

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Meet the Artist: Former Montana Poet Laureate Henry Real Bird

April 17, 2016

Past Montana Poet Laureate (2009 - 2011) Henry Real Bird of the Crow Nation will meet visitors on the third floor of the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building on April 17.

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American Indian Art Lecture

August 13, 2015

Lecture by Father Peter J. Powell, ethno-historian, author, Anglican priest and Northern Cheyenne chief on "To Honor The Plains Nations," an exhibit of American Indian art and artifacts on display in

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Meet the Artist: Illustrator Victor Juhasz

March 20, 2016

A Meet the Artist reception for Victor Juhasz will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on March, 20. His illustrations will be featured in the Brinton's Annual Illustrator Show from March 15 to May 29.

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Signature Lecture Series Part 4 by Tyson Emborg

April 07, 2016

"The Legacy of the Brinton Museum: A Look at the Collection and the Unique Connections It Has to Sheridan County" - April 7 in the original reception gallery.

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“all-things-pollinators-and-gardens”

August 01, 2015—August 02, 2015

Two days of lectures and garden tours co-sponsored by The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society, free to members of either organization.

Past Artist Events

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American Painter Michael Ome Untiedt Workshop

July 15, 2015—July 17, 2015

Join us for an exclusive, hands-on artist’s workshop with American painter Michael Ome Untiedt. July 15 through 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Pre-registration required...

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Beading Workshop with Birdie Real Bird

October 17, 2015

Montana Circle of American Masters Crow Artist Birdie Real Bird teaches a one-day beading workshop.

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Field Sketching for Children

July 30, 2015

Join us for Field Sketching with Joel Ostlind: a children’s plein air drawing workshop

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Pastel Demonstration & Reception with Gary Huber

November 15, 2015

Join us for an artist's reception and demonstration with pastel artist, Gary Huber...