Robert Henri was one of the great art teachers of all time. His painting career began in the realm of impressionism which he later developed into a new style associated with the Ashcan School movement.
The Museum is located in the childhood home of the famous painter, Robert Henri. It has a few pieces of the original Henri family furniture and belongings as well as sketches and prints of some of Henri’s most famous works.
The Museum includes a collection of exhibits as well as traveling shows.
Original furnishings and clothing worn by Robert Henri’s parents can be found on display; as well as other family memorabilia, antiques and artifacts from the building’s rich history.
The Gallery is dedicated to his original paintings, sketches, and letters.
The permanent collection also includes hard-to-find prints of original Henri paintings.
See original work and get first-hand experience of Robert Henri’s life.
"Perhaps one of the most interesting stories in one of the most inspiring places you will visit in the United States"
“Through all the years of his life Henri projected in his teaching the fire of his own enthusiasm. He could paint, but he could also talk about painting. He could make live for those who crowded eagerly around him the fundamentals of palette and brush. He became a cult, yet stimulated his followers to individuality. It was what they had within them to say that interested him, not what he may have given them.”
“Henri was such an heroic figure, an emancipator. He had the gift of awakening confidence, and the honesty to attack corruption.”
“Robert Henri was a great teacher. A man with enormous personal magnetism. He was probably the greatest single influence in American art. If one concedes the controversial existence of an American school–then Henri founded it. His teaching was not merely a case of passing on to his pupils such technical facts as he believed were essential to a painter’s equipment, it embodied a philosophy of life as well whose basic tenets were humanity and liberalism. Their observance paved the way for the independent idea in this country and the acceptance of modern art.”