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The Brinton Museum Announces New Curatorial Director

The Brinton Museum proudly announces the appointment of Jochen Wierich as its new Curatorial Director. With a rich background in academia and museum curation, Wierich brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role at The Brinton Museum. Read More

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Two New Exhibitions Open at The Brinton Museum on May 8 and May 11

The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming presents the exhibition Seen & Said: The Art of Martin Garhart, opening in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on May 11. Garhart’s show represents the culmination of more than 20 years of studio work on a series of…

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Wyoming’s Artist: Harry Jackson Exhibition Opens at The Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming presents the exhibition Wyoming’s Artist: Harry Jackson, opening in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery on May 18. Harry Jackson, Wyoming artist, cowboy folklorist and musical performer, was born April, 18, 1924 in Chicago Illinois. He died…

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One Person’s Vision: The Art of Dean States

One Person’s Vision: The Art of Dean States opens with an artist’s reception in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery on March 1, from 5 to 7 PM. This show continues through May 12. The exhibition and reception is offered Free and open to…

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2024 Opening Exhibitions

The Brinton Museum reopens for the 2024 season presenting Navigating Narratives: The Corps of Discovery in Titonwan Territory, an educational exhibition originated by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS).  

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The Brinton Museum Announces Retirement of Longtime Director and Chief Curator

After 34 years leading The Brinton Museum, Kenneth Schuster has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2023.  During his tenure Ken oversaw the transition of The Brinton from a seasonal institution with specialized collections to a premier cultural landmark that enhances connections to the land,…

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Broken Trail

The book, Broken Trail, is generously illustrated by internationally-known artist Lloyd Kelly who has exhibited his work around the world. Kelly has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. Author and screenwriter Alan Geoffrion is a U.S. Navy…

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Edward Borein in Brush and Ink

THE BRINTON MUSEUM presents the exhibit Edward Borein in Brush & Ink, opening in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery on June 24. This superb exhibition showcasing one of the foremost artists of the American West is comprised of more than fifty works of…

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The Geography of a Life: Dan Powell’s Photographs in the American West

Internationally known, award-winning American photographer Dan Powell taught at the University of Oregon from 1988 until his retirement in 2015. He has had prestigious solo and group shows around the world and his work is found in numerous museums and private collections. In 2021, Mr.…

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Birds of the Rocky Mountain Region

THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) in partnership with Bighorn Audubon Society presents Birds of the Rocky Mountain Region, a national juried art competition opening on May 4. Ninety-four artists from throughout the United States submitted up to three entries each in 2-d media and…

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The Gift

Developed by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS). This exhibit is based on a traditional Lakotan narrative about when White Buffalo Woman, an emissary from the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation), gave a sacred pipe (White Buffalo Calf pipe) to the Itazipco…

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18th Illustrator Show

The Brinton Museum’s 18th Illustrator Show features twenty-eight of Waddell’s original illustrations from four of his children’s books including works from his popular Tucker the Bernese Mountain Dog series, as well as a selection of illustrations from his 2015 book Memories of Childhood. Writer Lynn…

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Father Peter J. Powell

With heavy hearts we share the sad news that Father Peter J. Powell passed away peacefully on December 15, 2022 at his home in Chicago surrounded by his family. A long-time friend of the museum and an original Board Member since its inception as The…

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Northern Cheyenne Dull Knife Fight (1876) Buffalo Robe

THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) in collaboration with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe presents a commemoration ceremony on the day of the 146th anniversary of the Dull Knife Fight celebrating the return of the Dull Knife Painted Buffalo Robe. The observance takes place in the…

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The Brinton Museum board of directors looks to the future and sustainability of the institution as they promote Kendra Heimbuck to Executive Director and concentrate Ken Schuster’s time on recording the history of The Brinton Museum and curatorial functions. This transition in leadership is part…

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On Sunday, November 27, 2022, the Museum Store at The Brinton Museum is thrilled to participate in Museum Store Sunday, an annual holiday shopping day supporting cultural institutions and their stores. This year, more than 1,800 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District…

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THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) hosts the The Brinton 101 small works show exhibit opening in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery and the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on November 5. The small works show features nearly 100 talented artists from throughout the…

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New Exhibits at The Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents three new exhibits opening in September featuring works by three Lakota artists and five national artists in this year’s Artists in Residence group show. Last of the Lakota Dream Catchers represents the first two-person exhibit at The Brinton…

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Bighorn Rendezvous at The Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum presents Bighorn Rendezvous Exhibit opening on July 9 and continuing through August 27. This show features thirteen award-winning artists from Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Washington, presenting paintings and bronzes in a display of their work preceding the museum’s Bighorn Rendezvous Quickdraw & Art…

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Articles of a Treaty, an educational art exhibit about the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty

The Brinton Museum presents Articles of a Treaty, an educational art exhibit about the historic 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty, developed by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), an Indian-controlled nonprofit research and education center located at Wingsprings in the Lacreek District…

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Master Leather Carving from North American and Japan: Design and Cultural Influences

The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, presents Master Leather Carving from North American and Japan: Design and Cultural Influences, on exhibit in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery, beginning May 12. This cross-cultural, outstanding exhibition includes the best of the…

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The Artwork of Ludmila Dranchak

The Brinton Museum presents The Artwork of Ludmila Dranchak exhibit, opening in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on March 7. This represents the first time a retrospective from this intriguing artist’s fascinating portfolio is on display at this Museum. The Brinton Museum’s exhibit comprises more…

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All-Schools 5th Grade Student Art Show & 17th Illustrator Show

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) starts its 2022 season with two creative exhibits showcasing art by talented 5th Grade Students from Sheridan County, and beyond, and original art by award-winning artist Greg Newbold featured in the 17th Illustrator Show. The Museum’s All-Schools 5th Grade…

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Kent McCain – Classical Realism and The Graveyard Shift

Kent McCain – Classical Realism and The Graveyard Shift, on display in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery and the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery, beginning October 23. The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) features two new exhibits, Kent McCain – Classical Realism and The…

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“Artists in Residence” Show

THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) presents an exhibit of art by five award-winning women artists from the region, and beyond. Each was invited by The Brinton for a residency in 2020 to create art for a feature exhibit presented at The Brinton Museum in…

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Bighorn Rendezvous Quickdraw at The Brinton Museum

THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) presents Bighorn Rendezvous Quickdraw on the beautiful Quarter Circle Ă Ranch grounds, Saturday, August 21, from 9 AM to 1 PM. The public is encouraged to stroll The Brinton property and meet and interact with twelve award-winning, highly talented…

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The Art of Robert Martinez

THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) presents an exhibition of contemporary art by the award-winning Northern Arapaho artist and 2019 Governor’s Arts Award recipient Robert Martinez from Riverton, Wyoming. Featured in a one-person show of his paintings and drawings, Martinez was born on the Wind…

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“Bravery, Beauty & Sacred Power”, an Educational Symposium

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents an educational symposium, Bravery, Beauty & Sacred Power, on the American photographer Edward S. Curtis’ photogravure portraits from his North American Indian folios. This program will be held on Saturday, June 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in The…

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“T. Allen Lawson: Recollections and Reflections”

THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) presents an exhibit of paintings by the award-winning Wyoming artist T. Allen Lawson, on display in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery beginning May 15th, and continuing through Labor Day. If it was merely a show of Western…

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“Bravery, Beauty & Sacred Power: The Cheyenne, Crow, Lakota & Blackfeet Portraits of Edward S. Curtis”

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents the exhibit “Bravery, Beauty & Sacred Power: The Cheyenne, Crow, Lakota & Blackfeet Portraits of Edward S. Curtis” comprised of 75 photogravures from The North American Indian folios on loan from the Foundation for the Preservation of American…

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“Small Expressions”, Fiber Arts Show

THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY), in partnership with Sheridan Creative Fiber Guild, presents “Small Expressions”, an annual juried exhibition showcasing 31 contemporary small-scale, mixed-media works using different fiber or textile techniques in a variety of media. This marvelous exhibit is originated by the Handweavers…

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The 16th Illustrator Show – A Look Back at the First 15 Years!

THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) presents its 16th Illustrator Show, featuring art from the first 15 years, 2003 through 2020. This exhibit will be on display in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery beginning February 14th and continues through March 7th. Featured are…

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THE BRINTON MUSEUM (Big Horn, WY) again presents “The Brinton 101”, its well-liked small works show featuring more than 100 talented artists from throughout the U.S.  Artwork in a variety of media and genres will be on display in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family…

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FINE ART BY LOCAL AND REGIONAL ARTISTS ON DISPLAY AT WELCOME MARKET HALL IN SHERIDAN

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) in concert with Welcome Market Hall currently features a selection of paintings by local and regional artists in the Grand Room and adjoining customer areas of the recently opened fabulous Welcome Market Hall food court and bar in Sheridan.…

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Artists in Residence

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents the exhibit “Artists in Residence”, a group show featuring ten artists who were invited by The Brinton Museum for art residencies in 2019 for an exhibition of their art on display in the Jacomein Mars Reception Gallery in…

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New England Artists Paint in Big Horn

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents the exhibit New England Artists Paint in Big Horn, a plein air artists group show featuring eight artists from the greater New England area who visited Big Horn three years ago in the summer of 2018 to paint…

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Hunt for the Horned Toad

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents The Hunt for the Horned Toad, an interactive scavenger hunt around the property of the Quarter Circle A Ranch. Ten bronze sculptures of a Horned Toad by artist Tony Hochstetler comprise the scavenger hunt. Nine of the Toad…

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The Art of Edward Borein & E. W. “Bill” Gollings

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents The Art of Edward Borein & E. W. “Bill” Gollings on exhibit in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery beginning July 4th. Highlighting prints, drawings and paintings by Edward Borein (1872-1945) and Bill Gollings (1878-1932) from The Brinton Museum’s…

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Print Show Awards!

2020 Print Show Awards The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents its inaugural juried print invitational “Printmaking in the Rockies and on the Great Plains” currently on exhibit in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery, available to visitors through July 1, 2020. This show was juried…

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2020 Spring Exhibits

“15th Illustrator Show – Theodore Waddell”   The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents two new exhibits opening in March. This year’s Illustrator Show features original art by the award-winning, nationally-known painter and printmaker Theodore Waddell from Hailey, Idaho. Waddell studied art at the Brooklyn…

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