The Brinton Museum proudly presents its historic and newly acquired Western and American Indian Art collections through a new lens in the state-of-the-art Forrest E. Mars, Jr. building on the Quarter Circle A Ranch, a building and a setting that’s art unto itself.
Wyoming’s rolling Bighorn Mountains envelop The Brinton Museum on the Quarter Circle A Ranch, igniting curiosity and exploration. Its sweeping landscape and surrounding mountain range have been the muse of treasured American artists from Remington to Borein to Gollings, and the setting for rich cultural traditions integral to the American Indian tribes inhabiting this region. Today, it serves as a gleaming example of Wyoming’s transformation, and continues to delight and inspire artists and guests from around the world.
At the heart of The Brinton Museum is the art, historic documents, books and furnishings that make up the Bradford Brinton Memorial Collection, which showcase the elegant and eclectic tastes of a well-educated Western gentleman. The Collection is complemented by 19th, 20th and 21st Century long-term and visiting exhibitions that have been thoughtfully curated to tell a distinctive story of the American West through historical and contemporary perspectives. Through careful preservation and discriminating acquisition of new pieces, The Brinton honors the art and craftsmanship of the region.
Through home and museum tours, hands-on educational programming, artists’ series and a variety of special events that celebrate The Brinton and the riches of the Quarter Circle A Ranch, students of all ages leave The Brinton with a deeper connection to art, American history, and the spectacular space that surrounds them.
Our 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. The busy season 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.
Please visit thebrintonmuseum.org for a full list of 2016 exhibits and events. The Brinton is open March 15 through Dec. 23 in 2016.