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Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale are highlights among full year of events at the new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building


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.


2016 Brinton Museum Exhibition Schedule:

  • March 15 – April 17: Victor Juhasz – Afghanistan and Beyond
  • March 15 – May 29: The Art of Victor Juhasz featuring original illustrations for children’s books
  • May 1 – July 4: Journeys West And Beyond featuring famed portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler
  • June 5 – July 31: Landscape & Beyond featuring painter Clyde Aspevig
  • June 16 – 18: Meet The Artist, Pastel Workshop with American impressionist Clive Tyler
  • August 5 – Sept. 6: Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale Featuring the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists with special events Aug. 5-6
  • Aug. 25: Canyons & Crescendos with music historian Dr. Ariel Downing
  • Sept. 11– Oct. 16: 4th Annual Small Works Show
  • Oct 23 – Nov. 20: Spear-O at The Brinton
  • Nov. 27 – Dec. 23: 26th Annual Holiday Show featuring contemporary artist Mark McKenna’s landscape and wildlife oils, and Cody-native Jeffrey Burnham Rudolph’s impressionistic stone, bronze and wood sculptures
  • Additional events and exhibits may be added. Visit to learn more.

“The new museum building has opened up incredible new possibilities, and this year’s line-up demonstrates that we’re well on our way to becoming a premier destination for American art,” said Ken Schuster, director and chief curator of The Brinton Museum.

The Brinton Museum kicks off the year with two exhibits by award-winning illustrator Victor Juhasz, one featuring original artwork for children’s books, the other featuring illustrations that depict the harsh realities of war. Also on view starting March 15 is this year’s Western Art Gallery installation featuring prominent, previously unseen works by Thomas Moran, John Mix Stanley and Karl Bodmer. Not to be missed, To Honor the Plains Nations continues in the John and Adrienne Mars American Indian Gallery with some newly acquired artifacts and a refreshed presentation. In an effort to enhance appreciation for and awareness of American Indian tribes and the spiritual nature of the objects presented at The Brinton, artifact names are also now shown in their respective tribal languages.

Kinstler’s Journey’s West And Beyond exhibit runs May 1 through July 4 and includes more than 40 pieces of original art, including oil portraits and pulp fiction illustrations. Kinstler began his career in the early 1950s and became well known for his pulp illustrations and comic book work covering many different genres, including western, romance, crime, mystery and war. His portraits, numbering around 1,500, have spanned decades and feature top names in politics, business and arts and entertainment, such as: author Tom Wolfe; seven presidents including Ronald Reagan; U.S. Supreme Court justices, cabinet members and politicians including Sen. Alan K. Simpson; as well as actors such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Katharine Hepburn; and musicians including his close friend Tony Bennett. These portraits will be on view in Journeys West And Beyond at The Brinton Museum.

Renowned landscape painter Clyde Aspevig’s solo exhibit, Landscape & Beyond, will be at The Brinton Museum from June 5 through July 31. Then, for the first time, the Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale will be held at the Quarter Circle A Ranch. The Northwest Rendezvous Group will bring 37 painters and sculptors, plus nine special guest artists, to create their work beneath the Bighorn Mountains. The event runs Aug. 5 – 6 and features the artists’ reception and preview of the exhibit on Friday, and a brunch and Quick Draw & Auction followed by an awards banquet and sale of artists’ work on Saturday. Bighorn Rendezvous Art will be on display at The Brinton Museum from August 5 through September 5.

In the last part of 2016, the annual Small Works Show returns for a fourth year, and The Brinton’s 26th Annual Holiday Show will feature young contemporary artist Mark McKenna’s wildlife art and Cody-native Jeffrey Burnham Rudolph’s impressionistic stone, bronze and wood sculpture.

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 than 20,000 guests from all 50 states and 30 different countries. Regular admission to The Brinton is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and under. The Brinton Museum is a Blue Star Museums member and admission is always free for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel, veterans, and their families with military ID. Museum hours are 9:30-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Rd., in Big Horn, WY.