The Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building after the dedication on June 14, 2015

Museum Day Live! Sept. 26

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 by searching for The Brinton Museum. One ticket grants free admission for two people, and there is a limit of one per household.


Museum Day Live! is an annual event held in the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day.

“This event is a great opportunity for folks to come out and view our new exhibitions and the spectacular Forrest E. Mars Jr., Building,” said Ken Schuster, executive director for The Brinton Museum. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to see our permanent exhibits as well as our new Small Works Show, which will be shown on the second and third floors of the museum, in the new Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery and S.K. Johnston, Jr. Gallery.”

The Brinton Museum’s annual Small Works Show launches September 13 and will be on view until October 18. Its third year in the making, the exhibition features more than 450 pieces of contemporary art by 140 talented painters, sculptors, illustrators and more. All pieces will be available for sale. The Brinton Museum’s permanent exhibits include the Historic Ranch House, To Honor The Plains Nations in the American Indian Gallery and Highlights of the Brinton Collection in the Western Art Gallery.

In June, The Brinton Museum opened its new state-of-the-art Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building. Located on the 620-acre historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, the new 24,000-square-foot $15.8-million, eco-conscious museum houses one of the most significant and extensive Western and American Indian Art collections in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Region featuring Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Thomas Moran, Edward Borein, Winold Reiss, and the largest Hans Kleiber collection in the world.

Regular admission to The Brinton is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and free for children 12 and under. Museum hours are 9:30-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Brinton is located at 239 Brinton Rd., in Big Horn.