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The Brinton Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live!

Big Horn, WY (September 13, 2017)— The Brinton Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of…

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Gary Erbe

BIG HORN, Wyo (September 11, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents the exhibit Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective, featuring thirty-four vibrant works created in the contemporary style of modern trompe l’oeil. Internationally known, Gary Erbe’s iconic images of Americana comprise a wide-range of subjects familiar to…

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Wyoming Point of View

The Brinton Museum presents the exhibit Wyoming Point of View, featuring more than thirty paintings by five talented Western landscape artists, on display in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery, beginning September 10th. A selection of sketches in graphite, watercolor and pastel on display in the…

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A One-Day Seminar on “BUFFALO CULTURE”

BIG HORN, Wyo (August 9, 2017) The Brinton Museum will host an enlightening, one-day seminar on Buffalo Culture, presented by Linwood Tallbull of the Northern Cheyenne, in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Sunday, August 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Linwood Tallbull, a…

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Whence I Come

BIG HORN, Wyo (August 7, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents the exhibit Whence I Come, featuring works in fused glass and ceramics by internationally-known artist Marianne Vinich from Lander. Marianne is an artist and an educator of incredible versatility who creates works in glass, ceramics,…

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Splendor of the Elements: The Hidden Beauty of American Indian Dance

BIG HORN, Wyo (June 26, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents the exhibit, Splendor of the Elements: The Hidden Beauty of American Indian Dance, featuring vibrant, colorful photographs on high-gloss metal by Wyoming artist Paula A. Wilcox. Self-taught as a photographer, Paula’s fascination with Indian costume…

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Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio

BIG HORN, Wyo (June 13, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents the exhibit, Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America, featuring twenty-five original, first issue, first edition, hand-colored lithographed plates from George Catlin’s nineteenth century work,…

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Bighorn Rendezvous

BIG HORN, Wyo (July 27, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents the second annual Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale, featuring more than one hundred twenty-five works of art by 32 members of the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists and 5 Guest Artists, opening in the…

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Sentinel Dedication

Big Horn, WY (June 20, 2017) The official dedication of the “Sentinel of the Plains” sculpture by Gerald Anthony Shippen, commissioned by Forrest and Jacomien Mars, is scheduled for Saturday, July 1 at 1:30 p.m. at The Brinton Museum. The monumental-size piece was installed last…

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12th Illustrator Show

BIG HORN, Wyo (March 2, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents its 12th Illustrator Show – The Art of John Potter, featuring works by award-winning artist and illustrator John Potter of Red Lodge, Montana. The Illustrator Show opens on March 15th in the Jacomien Mars Reception…

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Joel Ostlind Demo

Big Horn, Wyo (March 6, 2017) The Brinton Museum will host a printmaking demonstration on intaglio by Wyoming artist Joel Ostlind in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. Ostlind will demonstrate the intaglio process by doing a printing demonstration…

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David Plowden Photography Exhibit

BIG HORN, Wyo (April 13, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents David Plowden’s High Plains: Sixty Years of Photographs, an exhibit of black-and-white documentary photographs of small town main streets, churches, grain elevators, steam trains, sweeping panoramas of farmland and endless skies, and the ‘salt of…

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TCAA Spring Roundup

BIG HORN, Wyo (May 8, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association, an international exhibition featuring fourteen master artisans of the prestigious TCAA. A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the standard of time-honored craftsmanship in the cowboy arts, the…

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Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom

BIG HORN, Wyo (March 2, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom, featuring outstanding paintings and fine intaglios by two of Wyoming’s celebrated artists who lived and worked in Sheridan County. This show opens in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family…

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

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.

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

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,…

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The Brinton Musemm Announces Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale Awards

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

  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…

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

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…

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

  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…

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

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…

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Brinton Museum Opens March 15, Announces 2016 Exhibition Schedule

  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…

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

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…

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

  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…

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Things that Go Bump in the Night at The Brinton Museum

  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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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The Brinton Museum Launches Signature Lecture Series for 2015-16

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…

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

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…

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