The Coutts Museum of Art

The Coutts Museum of Art The Coutts Museum of Art is located in El Dorado, KS and houses over 1,500 fine art pieces and sculptures. Founded by Warren Hall Coutts, Jr.

in 1970 as a memorial to his son, the museum features Midwestern artists, and art from around the world. The Coutts Museum of Art is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Museum. The Coutts houses over 1,500 objects of art, including original paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. The collection includes works from Russia, China, France, Holland, England, America, and South America. It has been enriched also by numerous donations of art by friends of the Museum.

in 1970 as a memorial to his son, the museum features Midwestern artists, and art from around the world. The Coutts Museum of Art is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Museum. The Coutts houses over 1,500 objects of art, including original paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. The collection includes works from Russia, China, France, Holland, England, America, and South America. It has been enriched also by numerous donations of art by friends of the Museum.

Operating as usual

Thankful Thursday is tonight! The Museum and our Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will be open un...
09/02/2021

Thankful Thursday is tonight! The Museum and our Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will be open until 8pm!

The virtual tour for our current exhibit "What is Art?" is now available on our website! This show incorporates many dif...
09/02/2021

The virtual tour for our current exhibit "What is Art?" is now available on our website! This show incorporates many different styles and mediums of art.

Pieces pictured are by artist Jennifer Callaway.

https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

The virtual tour for our current exhibit "What is Art?" is now available on our website! This show incorporates many different styles and mediums of art.

Pieces pictured are by artist Jennifer Callaway.

https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

Happy birthday to Warren Hall "Bud" Coutts, III, who was born on this day in 1931! He would have been 90 years old today...
08/31/2021

Happy birthday to Warren Hall "Bud" Coutts, III, who was born on this day in 1931! He would have been 90 years old today.

Piece pictured is "Bud in the Bluestem" by artist Martha Huff.

Happy birthday to Warren Hall "Bud" Coutts, III, who was born on this day in 1931! He would have been 90 years old today.

Piece pictured is "Bud in the Bluestem" by artist Martha Huff.

We still have plenty of free craft kits from our Coutts Caterpillars program this month! These kits include everything n...
08/26/2021

We still have plenty of free craft kits from our Coutts Caterpillars program this month! These kits include everything needed to make clay bees including air dry clay, acrylic paint in yellow, white, and black, and a paint brush.

We still have plenty of free craft kits from our Coutts Caterpillars program this month! These kits include everything needed to make clay bees including air dry clay, acrylic paint in yellow, white, and black, and a paint brush.

Tonight! We will be open and have scavenger hunts and free craft kits!Our gift shop Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Ca...
08/21/2021

Tonight! We will be open and have scavenger hunts and free craft kits!

Our gift shop Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will also be open, stop in and check out our newest items!

Join Robin's and Experience El Dorado this Saturday for a downtown "carnival"!

Downtown businesses will be hosting individual carnival-style games and activities for the whole family! At Robin's and in the adjacent alley you'll find live music, artisan vendors and food trucks!

Experience what downtown El Dorado has to offer!

08/17/2021

Dustin Arbuckle and Wayne Long August Brown Bag

Wool spinning demonstrations going on right now at the opening of our “What is Art?” exhibit  by the Wichita Weavers, Sp...
08/05/2021

Wool spinning demonstrations going on right now at the opening of our “What is Art?” exhibit by the Wichita Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Guild!

Wool spinning demonstrations going on right now at the opening of our “What is Art?” exhibit by the Wichita Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Guild!

Tonight is the opening of our newest Museum-wide exhibit "What is Art?"! Join us from 4:00 - 8:00pm tonight for the open...
08/05/2021

Tonight is the opening of our newest Museum-wide exhibit "What is Art?"! Join us from 4:00 - 8:00pm tonight for the opening which will feature an artist meet and greet and wool spinning demonstrations from the Wichita Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Guild!

Pieces pictured are by artist Dallas Dodge.

Tonight is the opening of our newest Museum-wide exhibit "What is Art?"! Join us from 4:00 - 8:00pm tonight for the opening which will feature an artist meet and greet and wool spinning demonstrations from the Wichita Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Guild!

Pieces pictured are by artist Dallas Dodge.

On Thursday, August 5th, our new Museum-wide exhibit opens! This show incorporates several different types of art, and w...
07/28/2021

On Thursday, August 5th, our new Museum-wide exhibit opens! This show incorporates several different types of art, and we will be having an artist meet and greet from 4:00-8:00pm!

On Thursday, August 5th, our new Museum-wide exhibit opens! This show incorporates several different types of art, and we will be having an artist meet and greet from 4:00-8:00pm!

07/27/2021

Have you visited The Coutts Museum of Art? Coutts features fine paintings, sculptures and other art mediums by local artists as well as artists like Makk, Walton, Re*****on and more!

Don't forget to explore the area around the museum to see the mural and sculptures along Main Street and in the alley!

We have new items in our gift shop!
07/21/2021

We have new items in our gift shop!

Only a few more days to check out our Western exhibits! The works of Bill Walton, Jim Clements, Hunn Leather, and 54 Bar...
07/21/2021

Only a few more days to check out our Western exhibits! The works of Bill Walton, Jim Clements, Hunn Leather, and 54 Barns of Highway 54 will close on Saturday, June 24th.

If you can't come see the show in person, it can be found in our virtual gallery here: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

We are in the last weeks of our exhibits featuring the works of Jim Clements, Bill Walton, 54 Barns of Highway 54, and saddles by Hunn Leather! The show runs until Saturday, July 24th, so be sure to check it out while you can!

The show can be seen in person (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturdays Noon-4pm) or anytime through our virtual tour here: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

For Coutts Caterpillars this month, we will be reading "Sticks" by Diane Alber and giving away FREE craft kits! Each kit...
07/15/2021

For Coutts Caterpillars this month, we will be reading "Sticks" by Diane Alber and giving away FREE craft kits! Each kit includes everything needed to make a cute foam popsicle magnet as well as a bundle of popsicle sticks and glue for kids to create their own fun crafts!

Kits can be reserved by messaging our page, calling (316) 321-1212, ext. 1, or by just stopping into the Museum!

For Coutts Caterpillars this month, we will be reading "Sticks" by Diane Alber and giving away FREE craft kits! Each kit includes everything needed to make a cute foam popsicle magnet as well as a bundle of popsicle sticks and glue for kids to create their own fun crafts!

Kits can be reserved by messaging our page, calling (316) 321-1212, ext. 1, or by just stopping into the Museum!

We are in the last weeks of our exhibits featuring the works of Jim Clements, Bill Walton, 54 Barns of Highway 54, and s...
07/06/2021

We are in the last weeks of our exhibits featuring the works of Jim Clements, Bill Walton, 54 Barns of Highway 54, and saddles by Hunn Leather! The show runs until Saturday, July 24th, so be sure to check it out while you can!

The show can be seen in person (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturdays Noon-4pm) or anytime through our virtual tour here: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

We are in the last weeks of our exhibits featuring the works of Jim Clements, Bill Walton, 54 Barns of Highway 54, and saddles by Hunn Leather! The show runs until Saturday, July 24th, so be sure to check it out while you can!

The show can be seen in person (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturdays Noon-4pm) or anytime through our virtual tour here: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

We hope you have a great and safe Fourth of July! The Museum will be closed tomorrow in observance of Independence Day.
07/02/2021

We hope you have a great and safe Fourth of July! The Museum will be closed tomorrow in observance of Independence Day.

We hope you have a great and safe Fourth of July! The Museum will be closed tomorrow in observance of Independence Day.

Thankful Thursday is tonight! We will be open until 8:00pm and have FREE kid's craft kits and scavenger hunts for all ag...
07/01/2021

Thankful Thursday is tonight! We will be open until 8:00pm and have FREE kid's craft kits and scavenger hunts for all ages!

Thankful Thursday is tonight! We will be open until 8:00pm and have FREE kid's craft kits and scavenger hunts for all ages!

06/30/2021

June Coutts Caterpillars - Reading “Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd

Thankful Thursday is this week! The Museum and our Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will be open ...
06/29/2021

Thankful Thursday is this week! The Museum and our Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will be open until 8pm on Thursday! Come check out all the new art in the gift shop and see our western exhibits before they come down July 24th!

For Coutts Caterpillars this month, we will be reading "Dog's Colorful Day" by Emma Dodd live on our page on We...
06/24/2021

For Coutts Caterpillars this month, we will be reading "Dog's Colorful Day" by Emma Dodd live on our page on Wednesday, June 30th at 9:00 AM. We will be giving away FREE craft kits that include a blank comic book for kids to create their own colorful story! Each kit comes with the comic book, colored pencils, and pencil with eraser.

Kits are limited, so message our page or call (316) 321.1212 ext. 1 to reserve yours today!

For Coutts Caterpillars this month, we will be reading "Dog's Colorful Day" by Emma Dodd live on our page on Wednesday, June 30th at 9:00 AM. We will be giving away FREE craft kits that include a blank comic book for kids to create their own colorful story! Each kit comes with the comic book, colored pencils, and pencil with eraser.

Kits are limited, so message our page or call (316) 321.1212 ext. 1 to reserve yours today!

06/17/2021

If you missed this month's Brown Bag Lunch Concert, you can still watch it on our page! Rusty gave a great performance you won't want to miss!

06/15/2021

Rusty Rierson June Brown Bag Lunch Concert

We are back to our regular hours! Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pmSaturday: 12pm-4pmSunday-Monday: Closed
06/05/2021

We are back to our regular hours!

Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 12pm-4pm
Sunday-Monday: Closed

We are back to our regular hours!

Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 12pm-4pm
Sunday-Monday: Closed

Thankful Thursday is tonight and the Museum will be open until 8:00pm! This is the perfect chance to see our newest west...
06/03/2021

Thankful Thursday is tonight and the Museum will be open until 8:00pm! This is the perfect chance to see our newest western-themed exhibits after hours.

Thankful Thursday is tonight and the Museum will be open until 8:00pm! This is the perfect chance to see our newest western-themed exhibits after hours.

Starting today the Museum is back to its normal hours! Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pmSaturday: Noon-4pmClosed Sunday and Monda...
06/01/2021
Virtual Museum Tour | Coutts Museum of Art

Starting today the Museum is back to its normal hours!

Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: Noon-4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

We hope to see you in to see some of our fantastic new exhibits including works by Bill Walton and Jim Clements. All exhibits can also be found on our virtual tour here: www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

Coutts Caterpillars (pre-school class) includes story time and activities on the last Wednesday of each month from 8:45-9:30 am. Check the schedule for this year's list of date, books, and activities! No prior registration required.

Today is International Museum Day! At the Coutts, we not only love finding unique artists to display, but also engaging ...
05/18/2021

Today is International Museum Day! At the Coutts, we not only love finding unique artists to display, but also engaging in the community through our monthly lunch concerts, children's programming, and more!

We have several fun exhibits coming up, including our current exhibits "A Trail of Cherished Work" by Bill Walton, "A Heart for Horses," "54 Barns of Highway 54," and saddles by Hunn Leather will be up until the end of July.

www.couttsmuseum.org

Today is International Museum Day! At the Coutts, we not only love finding unique artists to display, but also engaging in the community through our monthly lunch concerts, children's programming, and more!

We have several fun exhibits coming up, including our current exhibits "A Trail of Cherished Work" by Bill Walton, "A Heart for Horses," "54 Barns of Highway 54," and saddles by Hunn Leather will be up until the end of July.

www.couttsmuseum.org

From May 13 - July 24, 2021 we are excited to be showing the works of Bill Walton, Jim Clements, The 54 Barns of Highway...
05/13/2021

From May 13 - July 24, 2021 we are excited to be showing the works of Bill Walton, Jim Clements, The 54 Barns of Highway 54, and saddles by Hunn Leather! 🤠

These shows were all scheduled for May 2020, but due to COVID restrictions, the Museum was temporarily closed and the show was rescheduled. The shows can be seen during our regular opening hours (Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm) or any time through the virtual tour that will be uploaded within the week.

From May 13 - July 24, 2021 we are excited to be showing the works of Bill Walton, Jim Clements, The 54 Barns of Highway 54, and saddles by Hunn Leather! 🤠

These shows were all scheduled for May 2020, but due to COVID restrictions, the Museum was temporarily closed and the show was rescheduled. The shows can be seen during our regular opening hours (Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm) or any time through the virtual tour that will be uploaded within the week.

We still have plenty of craft kits left! These watercolor painting kits would be a perfect rainy day activity since it l...
05/07/2021

We still have plenty of craft kits left! These watercolor painting kits would be a perfect rainy day activity since it looks like we have some "Worm Weather" of our own coming up! 🌧

Message our page, stop in, or call us at (316) 321-1212, ext 1. to get your kits today!

Coutts Caterpillars is tomorrow! We will be reading "Worm Weather" by Jean Taft on Facebook LIVE at 9:00am.

We will be giving away FREE kits to go with this month's reading. The kit includes a watercolor palette, brush, and three pages to paint! To reserve a kit, message our page or call (316) 321-1212, ext. 1. Kits are limited, so reserve yours now!

It's Thankful Thursday! The Museum and our Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will be open until 8p...
05/06/2021

It's Thankful Thursday! The Museum and our Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will be open until 8pm tonight!

This is also the last night to come see the Butler County High School and BCC Student Art Show!

The show, along with several of our other exhibits, can be found on our website's virtual tour here: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

It's Thankful Thursday! The Museum and our Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will be open until 8pm tonight!

This is also the last night to come see the Butler County High School and BCC Student Art Show!

The show, along with several of our other exhibits, can be found on our website's virtual tour here: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

This is the last week for the High School and BCC Student Art Show! We have decided to extend the show through this Thur...
05/04/2021

This is the last week for the High School and BCC Student Art Show!

We have decided to extend the show through this Thursday, May 6th, and will be open for May Thankful Thursday until 8:00pm.

This show, along with the K-8 Student Art Show that was on previously display can be found on the virtual tour on our website: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

The Museum will be open until 8:00pm tonight! The High School and BCC Student Art Show will be on display until next week and can be seen in person or through our virtual tour.

Pictured pieces are "Giant Clay Tools" by Noah O. of Rose Hill High School, "Tranquility" by Marlee C. of Augusta High School, "Into the Void" by Lydia K. of Rose Hill High School, and "Untitled" by Taylor D. of El Dorado High School.

Virtual Tour: www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

The Museum will be open until 8:00pm tonight! The High School and BCC Student Art Show will be on display until next wee...
04/29/2021

The Museum will be open until 8:00pm tonight! The High School and BCC Student Art Show will be on display until next week and can be seen in person or through our virtual tour.

Pictured pieces are "Giant Clay Tools" by Noah O. of Rose Hill High School, "Tranquility" by Marlee C. of Augusta High School, "Into the Void" by Lydia K. of Rose Hill High School, and "Untitled" by Taylor D. of El Dorado High School.

Virtual Tour: www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

The Museum will be open until 8:00pm tonight! The High School and BCC Student Art Show will be on display until next week and can be seen in person or through our virtual tour.

Pictured pieces are "Giant Clay Tools" by Noah O. of Rose Hill High School, "Tranquility" by Marlee C. of Augusta High School, "Into the Void" by Lydia K. of Rose Hill High School, and "Untitled" by Taylor D. of El Dorado High School.

Virtual Tour: www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

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110 N Main St
El Dorado, KS
67042

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm

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(316) 321-1212

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