Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery
One of America's greatest artists and art instructors
Welcome to the Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery located in Cozad, Nebraska. Robert Henri (formerly 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. We have a major exhibit entitled Through My Own Language: Robert Henri and His Portraits, Landscapes and Sketches which includes fifteen of his paintings that we either own and have been loaned to us by a patron or other museums, forty-three of his sketches along with personal items including letters and props. For 2021 we have borrowed two Henris from other institutions which will be on display until October 31. One, Normandie Farm House, is on loan from the Museum of Nebraska Art, and the other, Far Rockaway has been borrowed from the collection of Paulsen, Inc. Far Rockaway is considered to be one of the finest landscapes of the early twentieth century. There are also examples of the work of some of his students including Margery Ryerson.
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 1879-1880 appearance in the mid-1980s. The museum contains exhibits, period furnished rooms, a gallery for temporary art shows and a gift shop. 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 Robert Henri Arts Festival, and our Holiday at the Henri program along with privately sponsored events. The museum has an introductory exhibit entitled Robert Henri: From the 100th Meridian to International Fame. It reveals the Nebraska legacy of the famed artist along with his family and local history.
Our web page provides 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. If you are looking for more information on our national conference that we will sponsoring in October 2021 you can go to our Conference page which is being regularly updated with the latest info. 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, Landscapes and Sketches
Coming Up Next
Carol Swetye Janosik - Artist of the Month
July 1 - July 31, 2021
Bankers and Lawyers Reception
July 28, 2021 - 5:00-7:00
Recently Nebraska's Lt. Governor Mike Foley stopped by to say hello and tour our museum and gallery. Marlene Geiger, our president gave a personalized tour for him and his staff.
Funding for the museum's exhibits and programming is provided by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and many generous individuals and organizations.
On Loan from Tammy and Larry Paulsen
In Memory of Ike and Shirley Paulsen
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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