You’ll be in awe of what awaits you just off the beaten path.
More than a museum.
The Brinton Museum property has three main areas to explore, each showcasing its own collection of unique and engaging artwork.
Historic Brinton Ranch House
Inside, you’ll find original watercolors, oils, pen and ink drawings, sculptures, and historic documents (including letters by John James Audubon and Thornton Wilder)—all in their original setting. The home is furnished with original Brinton family items, as left by Helen Brinton in 1960. (Check in at the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building for information regarding guided tours)
Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building
Our crown jewel! Three floors highlight founder Bradford Brinton’s eclectic and extensive collections of his favorite artists, including Edward Borein etchings, hand-colored letters and monotypes; the largest collection of Hans Kleiber art in existence; Gollings oils and drawings; and the Gallatin Collection of Plains Indian Art.
The Quarter Circle A Ranch
A beautiful space to stretch your legs and stay awhile! This stunning, 620-acre expanse is a designated Audubon Important Bird Area, complete with a lovely nature trail. While you’re here, be sure to see the Brinton gardens and outdoor sculptures; stop in to the Little Goose Creek Lodge, located along the banks of its namesake creek; explore the numerous historic outbuildings; and don’t miss your chance to see the beautiful 1936 Buick Straight 8 Coupe, and the only J. I. Case truck in existence!
Check in at the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building for information regarding tours of the Quarter Circle A Leather Shop with celebrated leather tooler James F. Jackson! A protégé of Don King and exceptionally skilled artist, James is one of the top leather artists in the world.
Lunch with a view
Located on the third floor of the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building, the Brinton Bistro features indoor and outdoor patio seating and spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains.
“What a hidden delight.
“… you feel as though you are discovering a very special place in history and art.
“The Brinton Museum’s architecture is just as artistically mesmerizing as the contents inside.
“Art fans will enjoy the Brinton. Architecture fans will (arguably) enjoy it even more.
Admission is FREE and OPEN to the Public courtesy of
Closed December 23 to February 9.
Reopen Thursday, February 10.