The Brinton sets record attendance in 2015

(Big Horn, Wyo.) — The Brinton Museum saw 20,000 visitors from 50 states and 30 countries in 2015. The Brinton Museum surpassed its 2015 attendance goals, welcoming more than 20,000 visitors throughout the year, according to Ken Schuster, director and chief curator. This number is more than double the number of visitors in 2014 (8,572). “We set a preliminary goal of 16,000 visitors for 2015, and hit our 2016 goal instead,” said Schuster. “It’s been a long road and a lot of hard work, but we’ve transformed The Brinton Museum into a world-class museum destination. We are deeply appreciative of our long-time supporters, donors, members, and the entire community for their patronage. We’re looking forward to even greater success in 2016.” In June, The Brinton Museum opened its Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building. Located on the 620-acre historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, the 24,000-square-foot $15.8-million, eco-conscious museum houses one of the most significant and extensive Western and American Indian Art collections in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Region, featuring works by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Thomas Moran, Edward Borein, W.H.D. Koerner, Winold Reiss, and the largest Hans Kleiber collection in the world. In 2016, The Brinton Museum will welcome the nation’s foremost popular culture and political portrait artist, Everett Raymond Kinstler and his exhibition, Journeys West and Beyond, from May 1-July 4, 2016. A portrayer of more than 50 U.S. cabinet officials as well as a myriad of Hollywood stars and athletes, over a period that spans five decades, Kinstler spearheads the museum’s impressive 2016 lineup of well-known artists. The exhibit schedule also includes Victor Juhasz and his illustrations of children’s books and military scenes, renowned American landscape artist Clyde Aspevig and more. A full schedule of exhibitions, artists’ receptions and special events designed to again draw guests from around the world will help The Brinton Museum to best its 2015 guest visitation count. *Feature photo: Trick-or-treaters enjoy the grounds at The Brinton in October of 2015. / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news