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Free Admission to The Brinton Museum on Sept. 24, Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

September 19, 2016

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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Fourth Annual Small Works Show at the Brinton Museum to Feature More Than 150 Artists From Across the U.S.

August 24, 2016

BIG HORN, Wyo (August 25, 2016) The Brinton Museum presents its 4th annual Small Works Show this September, featuring more than 300 works of art by 152 artists from 26 states across the U.S. This exhibit is an all-media invitational that includes affordable, exceptional paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces in a wide variety of themes.

 

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The Brinton Musuem Announces Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale Awards

August 18, 2016

BIG HORN, Wyo. (August 18, 2016) This past weekend The Brinton Museum hosted its first Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale on the Quarter Circle A Ranch, featuring 46 artists, 168 works for sale, plus a quick draw and auction.

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The Brinton Museum Presents Canyons & Crescendos: Music of The American West on August 25

July 08, 2016

 

BIG HORN, Wyo. (July 11, 2016) – This summer The Brinton Museum presents Canyons & Crescendos: Music of the American West, an evening exploring the fascinating history of popular cowboy songs. From the open range era through the classic Westerns of the 1960s to the present day, guests will learn what made these songs so important to the life of a cowboy, and the American people. Dr. Ariel Downing will present this entertaining lecture alongside guitarist Dave Munsick, who will play a selection of the most iconic cowboy songs, including The Girl I Left Behind Me, The Strawberry Roan and Cowboy’s Lament, Little Joe The Wrangler and Don’t Fence Me In.

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Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists to Reunite for Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale August 5 – 6

June 15, 2016

Big Horn, Wyo. (June 15, 2016) — This summer the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists moves to The Brinton Museum for the very first Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale – the museum’s most anticipated event of 2016. Thirty-seven painters and sculptors plus nine special guest artists will come together for an exhibition and sale including more than 130 works of art, and to create art inspired by the Bighorn Mountains and the historic Quarter Circle A Ranch. Pieces will vary in technique and subject matter, each branching from a broad interpretation of the Western genre as well as the artist’s environs and recent travels.

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The Brinton Museum to Host Clyde Aspevig in Landscape & Beyond from June 5—July 31

June 01, 2016

 

BIG HORN, Wyo (June 1, 2016) – The Brinton Museum will feature nationally acclaimed American landscape painter Clyde Aspevig for his solo exhibit, Clyde Aspevig: Landscape & Beyond, from June 5 through July 31 in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery. A meet the artist reception for museum members will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. Clyde Aspevig: Landscape & Beyond includes 27 paintings representing Aspevig’s new work as well as a selection of oils dating back to 2013.

 

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The Brinton Welcomes Top U.S. Portraitist & Western Pulp Fiction Artist, May 1 – July 4

April 13, 2016

Big Horn, Wyo. (April 13, 2016) — This May The Brinton Museum will welcome the nation’s foremost portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler and his exhibition, Journeys West And Beyond. Kinstler has painted more than 1,500 portraits, including 60 U.S. cabinet officials, seven presidents, two first ladies and hundreds of entertainers and prominent business leaders over his seven-decade career.

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Brinton Museum Opens March 15, Announces 2016 Exhibition Schedule

March 15, 2016

 

BIG HORN, Wyo. (March 15, 2016) —The Brinton Museum’s 2016 line-up of exhibitions and educational events will take full advantage of the new $15M, 24,000 square-foot Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building. This year features highlights like Journeys West And Beyond by popular culture and political portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler and the Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale at the Quarter Circle A Ranch for the first time.

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25th Annual Holiday Show, “Hanson and Oriet, On and Off the Wall”, Open Nov. 29-Dec. 20

November 25, 2015

BIG HORN, WYO. (November 23, 2015) — The Brinton Museum’s 25th Annual Holiday Show, Hanson & Oriet, On and Off the Wall, will feature more than 70 original works by two Wyoming artists, Ann Hanson of Shell and Julie Oriet of Cody. Their work will be on display in the Forrest E. Mars Jr., Building’s third floor Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery from Sunday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 20.

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Sheridan College and The Brinton Museum Introduce Spear-O at the Brinton

September 29, 2015

 

Big Horn, Wyo. – (Sept. 29, 2015) This July nine artists spent a week on retreat collecting ideas, sketching and painting at Spear-O-Wigwam, Northern Wyoming Community College’s Mountain Campus. Each day they ventured into the Bighorns, a full 8,300 feet above sea level, to locate new inspiration to capture en plein air. Their drawings, pastels, watercolors and oils will be on display in The Brinton Museum’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery from October 25 – November 22. Each artist will exhibit three to five pieces in the Spear-O at The Brinton Museum show, and all nine will attend the opening reception on October 25 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

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Things that Go Bump in the Night at The Brinton Museum

September 29, 2015

 

BIG HORN, Wyo. (Sept. 29, 2015) Things That Go Bump in the Night, a Halloween extravaganza for children of all ages will be held at The Brinton Museum on Saturday, October 24, from 2 – 4 p.m., rain or shine.

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Brinton’s 3rd Annual Small Works Show Open Sept. 13 – Oct. 18

September 14, 2015

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.

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The Brinton Museum joins Smithsonian’s 11th Annual Museum Day Live!

September 08, 2015

BIG HORN, Wyo. (Sept. 8, 2015) — The Brinton Museum will join institutions across the nation to celebrate Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live!, by offering free admission to patrons with Museum Day Live! tickets on Saturday, Sept. 26. Participating museums open their doors to anyone presenting free tickets, which can be downloaded 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.

 

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Meet The Artist Series Launches This Fall with Wyoming Poet Laureate Rose Hill

September 03, 2015

BIG HORN, Wyo. (September 3, 2015) – This September The Brinton Museum will present its new Meet The Artist series, an educational program introducing patrons of all ages to a wide variety of artists, poets, writers, artisans, scientists and other professionals. “This series will take a personal approach,” said Ken Schuster, executive director of the museum. “Artists will talk about their craft and speak with guests about art, life and history as well as science and various other topics of significance in an informal, drop-in setting.”

 

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The Brinton Hosts Lecture by Father Peter J. Powell Aug. 13

July 31, 2015

BIG HORN, Wyo. (July 31, 2015) – The Brinton Museum will host a lecture by Father Peter J. Powell, distinguished guest speaker and associate curator of the “To Honor The Plains Nations” exhibit. The lecture occurs at 7 p.m. on August 13 in the new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s third floor Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery. “To Honor The Plains Nations” exhibit features American Indian art and artifacts from the Goelet and Edith Gallatin collection, recently gifted to The Brinton Museum, and the Bradford Brinton collection.

 

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The Brinton Museum Launches Signature Lecture Series for 2015-16

July 09, 2015

BIG HORN, Wyo. (July 9, 2015) – The Brinton Museum and Sheridan College are co-hosting an educational Signature Lecture Series presented by historian Tyson Emborg, an American Government teacher at Sheridan High School with a passion for local history and family roots in the Little Goose Valley. The series will focus on the history of Sheridan County and life of Bradford Brinton, bringing to life a sense of place, a connection between time, people and history and what all this means to The Brinton Museum, its art and artifacts, and the people who support the institution.

 

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The Brinton Museum’s Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building Now Open

June 17, 2015

BIG HORN, Wyo. (June 10, 2015) — The Brinton Museum opened its new state-of-the-art Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building June 15, according to Ken Schuster, chief curator and executive director of the museum. Located on the 620-acre historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, 12 miles south of Sheridan, the new 24,000-square-foot $15.8-million, eco-conscious building showcases one of the most significant Western and American Indian Art collections in the Rocky Mountain West. It also contains a new museum store, and the Brinton Bistro, which offers indoor and outdoor dining with picturesque, 180-degree views of the Bighorn Mountains.

 

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