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Annual Report, Board of Directors, and Staff

The mission of the Robert Henri Museum and Gallery is to promote the legacy of Robert Henri, one of America’s most important art instructors and artists. The museum and gallery will serve as the center for Henri studies and will accomplish this by exhibitions, programming, publishing and disseminating information, and maintaining an archive. The museum will also preserve the history of the Cozad family and its role in the history of the community.


Welcome to our annual report section. Our organization is a 501c3 corporation organized and based in Nebraska. Here you will find a complete report of the museum activities for the 2023 year, our latest 990 filing, a list of our current board members, and a biographical sketch of our director. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

We are proud of what we have accomplished over the last forty years as the museum builds upon the work of previous boards, staff, and volunteers. That work continues with all of us looking for new ways to explore and promote the legacy of Robert Henri and also preserving the Cozad family legacy. 


In 2023 we moved forward with our research effort that is reevaluating our interpretation of the history of the museum building and the early years of Cozad's history. We published our findings in a book entitled Nebraska Sign-posts: Robert Henri’s Years on the Great Plains. We have also received a prestigious grant award from the Peter Kiewit Foundation to build two new exhibits on The Immortal Eight and Passing on the Art Spirit. The City of Cozad celebrated the 150th anniversary of its creation and the museum sponsored a number of programs. 

As we reported on other pages we have begun building a new gallery that will be five times the size of our current one. We plan on opening it late in October. 

We encourage you to join us on this amazing journey that we are on, now in our thirty-eighth year, promoting the work of Robert Henri, one of America's greatest artists and art instructors. Gifts to the museum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We hope to see you at some point this year and enjoy the fruits of our labors.

Peter Osborne

Executive Director

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Photographs Courtesy Chuck Birgen

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Peter Osborne

Executive Director

Contributed Photograph

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