Western Art Collector
The Brinton Museum
239 Brinton Road, Big Horn, WY 82833 (307) 672-3173 www.thebrintonmuseum.org
Situated on the 600-acre Quarter Circle A Ranch, the Brinton Museum and the historic ranch are tributes to Bradford Brinton and other inhabitants of Northern Wyoming. Established in 1961 by Bradford Brinton’s sister, Helen Brinton, the museum houses the Gallatin Collection of American Indian Art and pieces from Bradford Brinton’s personal collection. Over the years, additional American Indian pieces and paintings representing the American West have been acquired. The original buildings, gardens and historic ranch house, built in 1892, have been restored and maintained as they were when occupied by Bradford Brinton. Recently a series of nature trails has been developed allowing visitors to explore the property and view the abundant birds and wildlife.
In 2015, the Brinton Museum opened the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building, which now houses an extensive collection of art and artifacts. Representing Wyoming and the American
West from the 19th century through present day, this collection of art is unique in North America. Among the art are pieces by Catherine Critcher, John Mix Stanley, William Gollings, Ed Borein, Hans Kleiber, Thomas Moran, Charles M. Russell, John James Audubon, Frederic Remington and Winold Reiss.