BIG HORN, Wyo. (Sept. 19, 2016) — The Brinton Museum will join museums across the nation to celebrate Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! by offering free admission all day on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event aims to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, which aligns with The Brinton Museum’s commitment to and passion for arts education. To gain free admission, visitors must download their free ticket at the Museum Day Live! web site.

“We have always been a teaching institution – and with our beautiful new museum building, we have even more ways to inspire and educate guests of all ages,” said museum director Ken Schuster. “Museum Day Live! gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy this incredible institution, for free. We hope it also serves as a reminder of the value The Brinton Museum brings to Sheridan County, Wyoming and the entire Rocky Mountain region.”

On display during Museum Day Live! is the Brinton’s significant and extensive Western and American Indian Art collections, including art and artifacts within the To Honor the Plains Nations exhibit, as well as works by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Thomas Moran, Edward Borein, Winold Reiss, and Hans Kleiber. The 4th Annual Small Works Show will also be on display, featuring 280 pieces of art by 152 artists from 26 states across the U.S. The Small Works Show is an all-media invitational that includes affordable, exceptional paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces in a wide variety of themes. It will be on display in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building from Sept. 11 through Oct. 16 in the third floor Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery.

Museum Day Live! is an annual event held in the spirit of Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums, which offer free admission every day. Participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting free tickets, which can be downloaded online at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/ by searching for The Brinton Museum. One ticket grants free admission for two people, and there is a limit of one per household. For more information visit their http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/.

About The Brinton Museum
Founded in 1960, The Brinton Museum is a fine arts institution devoted to preserving the art and history of the West. Located on the historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in the foothills of the majestic Bighorn Mountains, it features 19th, 20th and 21st century American and Indian Art in a setting that is art unto itself. The new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building opened in June 2015, propelling The Brinton to its highest-ever annual visitation when the museum welcomed more guests from all 50 states and 30 different countries. Regular admission to The Brinton Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and free for American Indians with tribal ID; active military, veterans and their families with military ID; and children 12 and under. The Brinton Museum offers individual, family and corporate memberships, featuring a number of benefits, including free reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums throughout the U.S. Museum hours are 9:30-5 p.m., 7 days a week. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Rd., in Big Horn, WY.

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