Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery
Like all of you the Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery has been monitoring the latest government notifications regarding being open to the public. We continue to follow the disease prevention guidance from the CDC, which has recommended for the next 8 weeks that organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States. The Robert Henri Museum has decided, for the time being, to close its doors to any groups over 10, until March 31 at which time we will reevaluate the situation. In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we believe the most responsible thing we can do is practice social distancing in an effort to protect the well-being of our volunteers, staff, and the broader community. Given what is happening around the country at the present time we anticipate few if any visitors. However, we will continue to be accessible by email as well as phone.
Like so many museums across the country that are closed because of the Coronavirus we are trying to keep in touch with our members, visitors, supporters and benefactors in a variety of ways. We have begun to create YouTubes to do this. Here are our first two as we try and master the technology:
Welcome to the Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery located in Cozad, Nebraska. Robert Henri (Robert Henry Cozad) was one of America's greatest artists and one of its most important art instructors. In our environmentally controlled gallery, built in 2014, you will find the largest collection of Henri’s work on display than anywhere else in the world. In late 2019 we opened a major new exhibit entitled Through My Own Language: Robert Henri and His Portraits, Paintings and Sketches. There are eleven of his paintings, thirty-four of his sketches and three prints of his work exhibited along with personal items including letters and props. There are also examples of the work of some of his students.
Next to the gallery is the Robert Henri Museum which is located in the boyhood home of Henri and includes a number of family pieces on display. It was restored to its 1878-79 appearance in the 1980s. It is also where many of the museum's programs take place including our receptions for our Artists in Residence, Artists of the Month, the annual Robert Henri Arts Festival, and our annual Holiday at the Henri program along with privately sponsored eventsThe museum contains exhibits, period furnished rooms, a gallery for temporary art shows and a gift shop.
Our web page will provide you with a great deal of information about our programs, activities, collection, and archives. You can keep up to date about our museum's regular activities by going to our Facebook page or signing up for our digital newsletter. You can find about both by going to our Join and Support pages. We look forward to visiting with you at our museum and sharing our wonderful collection with you.
Through My Own Language:
Robert Henri and His Portraits, Paintings and Sketches
Museum Purchase - Gift of Tammy and Larry Paulsen
In Memory of Ike and Shirley Paulsen
Preserving the legacy of Robert Henri for thirty-five years
The museum can be reached by either phone, email or snail mail. Because the museum staff is not on-site full time there may be a little delay in getting back to you.
218 East 8th Street
P.O. Box 355
Cozad, Nebraska 69130