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.

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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

04/28/2021

April Coutts Caterpillars - Reading “Worm Weather” by Jean Taft

Coutts Caterpillars is tomorrow! We will be reading "Worm Weather" by Jean Taft on Facebook LIVE at 9:00am.We will be gi...
04/27/2021

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!

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!

The Museum and our gift shop will be open until 8pm tonight! Our exhibit showcasing the works of Butler County high scho...
04/22/2021

The Museum and our gift shop will be open until 8pm tonight! Our exhibit showcasing the works of Butler County high school and college students is up and will be on display until Wednesday, May 5th.

Pieces pictured are by Butler Community College students.

The show can be seen in person or online through our new virtual museum tour here: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

The Museum and our gift shop will be open until 8pm tonight! Our exhibit showcasing the works of Butler County high school and college students is up and will be on display until Wednesday, May 5th.

Pieces pictured are by Butler Community College students.

The show can be seen in person or online through our new virtual museum tour here: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums

04/20/2021

Haymakers Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Concert
Tips for the band are welcome if you're feeling generous. 🙂

Paypal: Paypal.me/HaymakersICT
venmo: @darbuckle59

The Museum is open until 8pm tonight! Stop in to see the High School and BCC Student Art Show!
04/15/2021

The Museum is open until 8pm tonight! Stop in to see the High School and BCC Student Art Show!

The High School and Butler Community College Student Art Show is now on display until May 5th! Be sure to stop in and see the amazing pieces that these students have brought in!

The show can be seen in person (Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm and until 8pm on Thursdays throughout the duration of the show) or through our new virtual tour.

Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums
Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us

The High School and Butler Community College Student Art Show is now on display until May 5th! Be sure to stop in and se...
04/13/2021

The High School and Butler Community College Student Art Show is now on display until May 5th! Be sure to stop in and see the amazing pieces that these students have brought in!

The show can be seen in person (Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm and until 8pm on Thursdays throughout the duration of the show) or through our new virtual tour.

Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums
Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us

The High School and Butler Community College Student Art Show is now on display until May 5th! Be sure to stop in and see the amazing pieces that these students have brought in!

The show can be seen in person (Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm and until 8pm on Thursdays throughout the duration of the show) or through our new virtual tour.

Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/photo-albums
Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us

Part of the Museum's vast collection of artwork includes the authorized recasts of the works of Frederic Re*****on, know...
03/19/2021

Part of the Museum's vast collection of artwork includes the authorized recasts of the works of Frederic Re*****on, known for his sculptures depicting the American Old West.

The exhibit that features several Re*****on sculptures will be closing on Thursday, April 1st, though a few selected sculptures will remain distributed throughout the Museum.

To see the exhibit before it closes, you can visit in person (Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm) or through our virtual tour. Reservations to visit the Museum are not necessary but recommended.

Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us
Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/virtual-museum-tour

Part of the Museum's vast collection of artwork includes the authorized recasts of the works of Frederic Re*****on, known for his sculptures depicting the American Old West.

The exhibit that features several Re*****on sculptures will be closing on Thursday, April 1st, though a few selected sculptures will remain distributed throughout the Museum.

To see the exhibit before it closes, you can visit in person (Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm) or through our virtual tour. Reservations to visit the Museum are not necessary but recommended.

Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us
Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/virtual-museum-tour

This is the last week for the K-8 Student Art Show! The show will be up through Saturday, March 20th. The show can be se...
03/16/2021

This is the last week for the K-8 Student Art Show! The show will be up through Saturday, March 20th.

The show can be seen in person or through our new virtual tour. Reservations to visit are not necessary, but recommended.

Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us

Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/virtual-museum-tour

This is the last week for the K-8 Student Art Show! The show will be up through Saturday, March 20th.

The show can be seen in person or through our new virtual tour. Reservations to visit are not necessary, but recommended.

Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us

Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/virtual-museum-tour

We have new pieces for sale in our gift shop!
03/09/2021

We have new pieces for sale in our gift shop!

The K-8 Butler County Student Art Show is up! The artwork made by these talented students can be seen in person (Tuesday...
02/24/2021

The K-8 Butler County Student Art Show is up! The artwork made by these talented students can be seen in person (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday, Noon-4pm) or by viewing it on our new virtual tour!

If you are planning on visiting in person, we recommend going to our website to reserve a time slot to avoid possible waits due to Covid restrictions.

Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us
Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/virtual-museum-tour

The K-8 Butler County Student Art Show is up! The artwork made by these talented students can be seen in person (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday, Noon-4pm) or by viewing it on our new virtual tour!

If you are planning on visiting in person, we recommend going to our website to reserve a time slot to avoid possible waits due to Covid restrictions.

Reservations: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/visit-us
Virtual Tour: https://www.couttsmuseum.org/virtual-museum-tour

02/17/2021

The Museum and gift shop will be closed today, Wednesday, February 17th as well.

02/16/2021

The Museum and our Cornerstone Gift Shop and Capital Campaign Headquarters will be closed on Tuesday, February 16th. Stay warm!

02/02/2021

The Coutts Museum of Art is giving our classroom space a much needed makeover! The classroom, which is used for Coutts Caterpillars activities every month and the Coutts Club after school program, is looking for a new bookshelf to be able to store our library of books for our art education class.

If you or someone you know has a bookshelf in good condition and is willing to part with it, we would love for you to contact us! Give us a call at (316) 321-1212, ext. 1, or send us a message on Facebook.

Happy Kansas Day! We have several Kansas artists in our collection, including these pieces by Phil Epp and Barbara Steck...
01/29/2021

Happy Kansas Day! We have several Kansas artists in our collection, including these pieces by Phil Epp and Barbara Stecklein.

Pieces pictured are "Daytime Windmill" and "Barn in Moonlight" by Phil Epp and "After the Rain" by Barbara Stecklein.

01/29/2021

January Coutts Caterpillars - “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

01/26/2021

Coutts Caterpillars is this week! The date for reading the book on Facebook Live has changed to Friday, January 29th. We still have plenty of FREE "The Very Hungry Caterpillar” craft kits available, message or call us (316-321-1212) to reserve yours today! 😁

This is the last week for our shows featuring work by the Butler County Art Instructors and "Whimsy" by our curator, She...
01/26/2021

This is the last week for our shows featuring work by the Butler County Art Instructors and "Whimsy" by our curator, Sheila Yrjanainen.

Our hours are 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday, so stop in to see these works while you can!

Had a fun visitor to the Museum today 😉 Happy Friday!
01/22/2021

Had a fun visitor to the Museum today 😉 Happy Friday!

Today marks the 56th anniversary of the plane crash that tragically took the lives of El Dorado natives Warren Hall ("Bu...
01/22/2021

Today marks the 56th anniversary of the plane crash that tragically took the lives of El Dorado natives Warren Hall ("Bud") Coutts III and his friends William Greenbank, Robert Haberlein, and Merrill Westlund. Bud's father, Warren Hall Coutts, Jr. had bought our building, which had formerly been the Butler County State Bank, with the intent of turning it into a law office for both of them. While he did keep his law practice here, the third floor became the Coutts Memorial Museum of Art, in memory of Bud. Over the years the museum has expanded past the third floor and throughout the entire building and this year the museum will be celebrating 51 years. More information about the Coutts family can be found in our Coutts room exhibit on the third floor of our building or on our virtual tour.
https://www.couttsmuseum.org/virtual-museum-tour

Coutts Caterpillars is next Wednesday, January 27th! Join us on Facebook Live as we read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" b...
01/21/2021

Coutts Caterpillars is next Wednesday, January 27th! Join us on Facebook Live as we read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

We will be giving away FREE craft kits where kids can make their own hungry caterpillar. Each kit comes with paper strips, paper leaf, pipe cleaner, and a glue stick to make the caterpillar, as well as a coloring sheet with crayons!
Kits are limited, so message or call (316) 321.1212 ext. 1 to reserve yours today!

Edit: The reading of this month's Coutts Caterpillars book has been moved to Thursday, January 28th.

Coutts Caterpillars is next Wednesday, January 27th! Join us on Facebook Live as we read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

We will be giving away FREE craft kits where kids can make their own hungry caterpillar. Each kit comes with paper strips, paper leaf, pipe cleaner, and a glue stick to make the caterpillar, as well as a coloring sheet with crayons!
Kits are limited, so message or call (316) 321.1212 ext. 1 to reserve yours today!

Edit: The reading of this month's Coutts Caterpillars book has been moved to Thursday, January 28th.

Cheers to 2021! We have a full schedule of exhibits that we are so excited about for this year!
01/01/2021

Cheers to 2021! We have a full schedule of exhibits that we are so excited about for this year!

Happy holidays from everyone at the Coutts Museum of Art! We will be closed today and tomorrow in celebration of Christm...
12/24/2020

Happy holidays from everyone at the Coutts Museum of Art! We will be closed today and tomorrow in celebration of Christmas. 🎄

12/22/2020

The Cornerstone Gift Shop will be open until 7pm tonight:)!

The Museum will be open until 8pm tonight! This is your last chance to see how beautiful the Museum all lit up at night ...
12/17/2020

The Museum will be open until 8pm tonight! This is your last chance to see how beautiful the Museum all lit up at night before the holidays! 🎄

12/15/2020
Brown Bag Lunch Concert

Erin Mae represents the Great Plains Dulcimer Alliance (GPDA) today for the Coutt's Museum Brown Bag Lunch Concert. GPDA is an organization dedicated to teaching and preserving traditional old time music and instruments. Members play mountain and hammered dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, mandolin, banjo, penny whistle, and other acoustic instruments. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we were not able to coordinate a full group appearance today -- we all want to wish you a safe and healthy holiday season and hope to all be together again next year!

Learn more about GPDA at https://www.gpdaks.org/

Learn more about Erin Mae at https://www.erinmaemusic.com/

🎶 Do you want to build a snowman?🎶For Coutts Caterpillars this month, we will be reading "Snowballs" by Lois Ehlert live...
12/15/2020

🎶 Do you want to build a snowman?🎶

For Coutts Caterpillars this month, we will be reading "Snowballs" by Lois Ehlert live on our page on December 23rd and we will be giving away FREE craft kits where kids can decorate their own snowman. Each kit comes with the snowman base, a scarf and hat that were crocheted by our staff, pipe cleaner arms, and a glue stick and buttons to decorate.

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

**We are officially out of craft kits for this month! We will be posting the video reading "Snowballs" by Lois Elhert on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9am! 🙂**

Address

110 N Main St
El Dorado, KS
67042

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

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(316) 321-1212

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The Coutts Museum of Art aspires to provide a stimulating and inspiring cultural and educational environment. The Coutts is dedicated to affording a unique visitor experience, and is committed to continuous improvement in every aspect of its collections, programs, interpretation, and presentation. The Museum aims to serve its diverse public as a dynamic, innovative, and welcoming cultural arts center of learning for all ages, heightening public discovery, understanding and appreciation of the arts world.

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