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.

Marlene Geiger, Jane Kinnnan and the late Betty McKeone, all long-time supporters of the museum.

Photograph Courtesy Peter Osborne

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 2018-2019 period, our latest 990 filings, 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 year 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. We opened a major new exhibit in our Art Gallery in late 2019 called Through My Own Language: Robert Henri and His Portraits, Paintings and Sketches. The effort included accessioning all the pieces of art into our collection, tracing down the donor information and reframing and remounting about one-third of our collection of sketches. We have also begun reorganizing our important archives and finishing several major maintenance projects including the installation of two new HVAC systems and taking care of some other needs.

For 2020 we have another busy year planned and underway. The redesign of our web page has been a top priority and is now complete. We will be upgrading our interpretive signage in the museum,  and continue to work on our archives. We have finished painting the exterior trim of our building along with making a number of long needed repairs. The museum has also completed upgrading some of its plumbing and electrical systems and installed a new hanging system in our museum's galleries. One of our most critical needs at the moment is for volunteers to help us with the many visitors who come our way from May 1 to October 31. We will be offering a training session in June which includes a booklet full of information to make your job easier. If you are interested please feel free to email or call the museum.

We encourage you to join us on this amazing journey that we are on, now in our thirty-seventh 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

Photographs Courtesy Chuck Birgen

Peter Osborne

Executive Director

Contributed Photograph

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