Robert Henri, world-renowned artist and leader of the Ashcan school, spent his life challenging the rules of the art world and teaching students to do the same. He painted in Philadelphia, New York, Santa Fe and all over Europe; portraying the beauty of everyday people. Henri was inspired by Rembrandt, Velasquez, and Manet. In turn, he encouraged George Bellows, Edward Hopper, and thousands more.
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Our Mission

To preserve for the public education and enjoyment, the boyhood home of Robert Henri (Robert Henry Cozad); and to increase the understanding and appreciation of the Arts.


Robert Henri

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.


Meet Cozad’s First Family

Who are the Cozads?

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About Hotel Hendee

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.

Robert Henri Arts Festival

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Why people come to Cozad?

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What You May Learn Inside

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.


Browse through Our Gallery

Featured Artists

Become an Artist in Residence or Artist of the Month

For more information and to download an Application

Robert Henri Arts Festival

Art Exhibits




Kid’s Activities


Henri’s Influence


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Season Hours

Open May – September
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 5pm


218 East 8th Street
P.O. Box 355
Cozad, NE 69130
1 mile north of Interstate 80
Exit 222

Call Us

Phone:(308) 784-4154
(308) 529-1442
(during the off season)

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