Since the museum is close to the center of Cozad, it's worthwhile taking a short walk along 8th Street and Main Street. There are numerous antique stores and a decent soup and sandwich cafe. The newer side of town is across the railroad tracks closer to I-80. Most of the older architecture downtown is from the early 20th century. There's an art...more
Henri amused himself and others with comic sketches. Sometimes these are mere doodles through which he amused himself during his travels. The museum has a very fine collection of original sketches and limited edition prints, and this collection is growing as the museum improves its endowment.more
Margery Austin Ryerson, last surviving art student of Robert Henri, contributed this excellent original oil painting to the museum. The portrait is a fine example of the style that Henri inspired in his students.Henri was a late impressionist, and founding member of the Ashcan School, which, if I understand it correctly, emphasize an authentic...more
Any Robert Henri painting will easily auction for six figures, so this tiny museum has neither the security, safe climate display, nor endowment for more than a few paintings and sketches. There is one significant Henri oil painting portrait which is displayed on the second floor. Queen Marianna, second wife of King Philip IV of Spain, is basically...more
The original Cozad home has been structurally restored and given a coat of stucco to preserve it. Inside, antique furniture decorate, some authentic Cozad family, much of it only period pieces. The rambling house includes many small rooms that served as temporary living quarters for men who were homesteading property lots distributed by John Cozad....more
The Robert Henri Museum gift shop has refrigerator magnets, stationary and post cards, and a good collection of Robert Henri texts with full color collections of his portraits. Posters of Henri paintings are also available, of course.
The first thing you see from the interstate will be this gigantic grain elevator, storing tons and tons of corn.