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WPR: Brinton Museum Revives Dormant Art Festival

April 03, 2017

Notes From The Curator

Wyoming Public Radio: Brinton Museum Presents Canyons & Crescendos

August 17, 2016

On Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m., The Brinton Museum presents Canyons & Crescendos: Music of the American West, an evening exploring the fascinating history of popular cowboy songs. Dr. Ariel Downing spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer this week, discussing her lecture, the accompanying music and what patrons can expect.

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How A Candy Magnate Helped Bring A Holy Collection Home

December 31, 2015

In the reservation era, Blackfeet men adopted this Sioux-style warbonnet. The men who wore these early reservation warbonnets would not have actually worn them in war.

At the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming, a century-old ranch plays host to a small art museum. It’s quite an idyllic setting — but just a few years ago, the Brinton Museum’s finances didn’t paint such a pretty picture.

An endowment set up in 1960 preserved the historic ranch near Sheridan, Wyo., as well as the bachelor-rancher Bradford Brinton’s art collection. By 2008, though, it seemed that before long the museum would have to close, says the place’s director, Ken Schuster.

“You could really see the writing on the wall,” Schuster says.  CLICK HERE TO READ OR LISTEN TO THE FULL STORY ON NPR.ORG …

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New Building And American Indian Art Collection Transform The Brinton Museum

December 31, 2015

  WYOMING PUBLIC RADIO

Here’s the story of how a museum nearly closed but instead reinvented itself with a brand new building and a major American Indian art collection. The new incarnation of the Brinton Museum in Big Horn opens to the public on Monday, June 15.

Driving up the dirt road that leads to the Brinton Memorial and the Brinton Museum, all that’s visible is the white ranch house peeking through the trees. It’s all rather subtle for a $15.8 million state of the art building. The new building isn’t even visible until one pulls into the parking lot. That’s because it’s buried in a hillside on a century-old 600-acre ranch at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains.  CLICK HERE TO READ OR LISTEN TO THE FULL STORY ON WYOMINGPUBLICRADIO.ORG…

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Welcome To The Brinton Museum

June 17, 2015

 

On behalf of our entire staff as well as our donors, members, artists, advisory councils and many, many friends — we welcome you to the new Brinton Museum.  Many years in the making, we have recently quintupled our museum space, adding climate-controlled galleries, extensive state-of-the-art storage, a wonderful new Museum Store and the Brinton Bistro. It’s the place to be for the very best views of the Bighorn Mountains.

If you haven’t visited recently, you’re in for a real treat. The new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. building has changed the future of The Brinton Museum.  While we always felt we were an important part of the arts community in Wyoming, we’ve taken a quantum leap and are now one of the most wonderful museums in the Rocky Mountain West, if not the entire U.S.

We’re open daily, so please stop by.

 

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