About the Museum and Gallery
The Henri Museum's policies are designed to promote the safety of the art and to assure pleasant viewing conditions for all visitors. Please help us achieve these goals by following these guidelines:
The museum is wheelchair accessible although the doors are very narrow because of the age of the building. In addition, the stairs up to the second floor are steep and narrow. To make our facilities accessible a tour of the museum and gallery is available at the museum's visitor lobby through the use of I-pads. Our staff will be glad to assist you.
The gallery building is wheelchair accessible.
Refreshments of any kind are not allowed in the museum and gallery.
Visitors are asked to silence their cell phones.
Photographs are allowed but without the use of a flash.
Keep a safe distance between you and each work of art (a minimum of 12 inches). This helps to avoid accidental touching or bumping. Note the rope barriers are in place as a reminder of the appropriate distance to remain behind. Please do not point too closely or touch works of art, frames, or cases. Even the slightest touch can leave harmful prints from the natural oils on our fingers.
We sell postcards and prints of a number of our paintings in our shop for your convenience.
Through My Own Language: Robert Henri and His Portraits, Landscapes and Sketches.
This exhibit, the most extensive the museum has ever fabricated, includes all of the museum’s paintings, and most of the sketches that it owns including recent acquisitions and those loaned by its patrons. The show includes interpretive components about Henri’s life, his students and features the most current knowledge about the artist. There is a Powerpoint program available that displays one hundred of Henri's paintings. Major funding for the project has been provided by the Katherine Wilson Foundation, The Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, the Ervin and Grace Burkholder Foundation, the Kosman Foundation, the Union Pacific Foundation, Humanities Nebraska and the support of the museum's members and supporters.
A recent visitor wrote on our Facebook page after visiting our site the following post:
An International Treasure!
Well, we did discover another treasure on this trip. We stopped in the little prairie railroad town of Cozad, Nebraska. There are just a few signs on I-80 for the Robert Henri Museum.
Cozad was the boyhood home of the painter Robert Henri (born Robert Henry Cozad), whose father John J. Cozad founded the town but fled after murdering a man, after which the young painter worked as "Robert Henri". $5 gets you a tour of the family home, which is remarkable because of its masonry construction, every brick having been brought in by rail.
Moreover, you get a tour of their gallery and it's world-class collection of Robert Henri paintings, sketches, etc.
This is not just some Cowtown operation. The affair is entirely professional, like you took one single gallery out the Met and teleported it to the prairie! We were lucky enough to be shown around by Director Osborne. And lunch at the 242 House restaurant next door was really good too!
The museum building includes our offices, archives, gift shop, restrooms, and period room exhibits along with a thirty-minute introductory video on Robert Henri's life. There are also a number of Cozad family heirlooms including a silk dress worn by Theresa Cozad and a suit worn by John Cozad. On the second floor there is an exhibit on The Eight, a recreation of the Henri's Paris apartment and the recreated childhood bedroom of Robert and John Cozad and their parent's bedroom. In 2021 the museum opened a major new introductory exhibit called Robert Henri: From the 100th Meridian to International Fame in the former dining room.
The first floor rooms of the museum, along with several of the second-floor rooms have period displays and include personal items of the Cozad and Henri families including a white silk shawl worn by Theresa Cozad.