Coutts Memorial Museum of Art

A fine art gallery with over one thousand art objects by such artists as Renoir, Thomas Hart Benton and Frederic Remington…in El Dorado, Kansas??? ABSOLUTELY!

Beyond the classic columns and the heavy doors of the Bluestem Building in the One-Hundred block of North Main, visitors find a warm personal atmosphere in which to enjoy the Coutts memorial collection. The museum was established in 1970 by Warren Hall Coutts, Jr., an El Dorado attorney, in honor of his son and law partner, Warren Hall Bud Coutts III, who died tragically in a plane crash in 1965. In the words of its founder, the museum is to serve as …a memorial for all time to come commemorating the memory of all the beloved sons and daughters of this community.

The elder Coutts died in 1988 at the age of 88. True to his conviction in death, even as in life, Hall Coutts, Jr. made provisions in his will for the continuation of the memorial, including new acquisitions and a new structure to be built in the future. The museum board of directors now oversees the operation and development of the museum.

In fulfillment of its founder’s wishes, the museum is a continuing legacy of fine art.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: fiber, paintings, printmaking, sculptures and woodworking

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