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, or attributed to him, than anywhere else in this country. We have a major exhibit entitled Through My Own Language: Robert Henri and His Portraits, Landscapes and Sketches which includes a number of his paintings that we either own and have been loaned to us by patrons, many of his sketches along with personal items including letters and props. There are also examples of the work of some of his students including Margery Ryerson, Marjorie Organ Henri and Ernest Fiene.
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 mid-1980s. The museum includes exhibits, period furnished rooms, a gallery 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 which reveals the important Nebraska legacy of the famed artist along with his family and local history. In early 2022, the museum opened a new show entitled Miles Maryott: A Colorful Character. Maryott was a Nebraska artist and one of the few painting Nebraska scenes in the 1920s. In 2023, the museum is sponsoring a number of programs celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the city. Go to our Cozad 150 page by clicking on the link. Staff are presently working on two new exhibits - Painters of a A New Century and Passing on the Torch of the Art Spirit. They are planned to open on June 1.
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. We look forward to visiting with you at our museum and sharing our wonderful collection with you. Plus, we are a stop on the Nebraska Passport 2023 program so come and get your passport stamped.
Through My Own Language:
Robert Henri and His Portraits, Landscapes and Sketches
Coming Up Next
Artist in Residence
May 15 - May 31, 2023
Artist of the Month
Kay Keyes Farrar
June 1- June 30 - Reception - June 7 - 5:00-7:00
Ghosts and Gravestones
Walking Tour of the Cozad Cemetery
Meet at the Museum – June 10, 2023 – 1:00 pm
Robert Henri Birthday Celebration
June 24, 2023 - 10:00-5:00 pm
Guided tours of the museum and gallery
Funding for the museum's exhibits and programming is provided by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and many generous individuals and organizations.
“Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this web page do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”
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