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Coutts Museum of Art

See paintings and sculptures by artists with such amazing diversity! Makk, Walton, Jim Clements, Dickerson, Remington, the Prairie Printmakers and many many more!

Coutts Museum of Art
110 N Main St
El Dorado, KS 67042
Today's Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Coutts Museum of Art Events

Apr 20

HS & BCC Student Art Show Exhibit

HS BCC SAS Exhibit
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Time: All Day Event
Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018 through Thursday May 3, 2018
Location: Coutts Museum of Art
Address: 110 N Main St, El Dorado, KS, 67042
Price: Admission is free, but donations are appreciated
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Now that you’ve seen the amazing art from K-8th graders in Butler County, it’s time for the Coutts Museum of Art (CMA) High School and Butler Community College Exhibit. For the month of April our walls will be covered with art from nearly every high school in the county! We will also be showing works of art from students at Butler Community College. Join us to celebrate the skills and creativity from the young artists in our community.

High School and Butler Community College Exhibit
Tuesday, April 3 – Thursday, May 3

During this exhibit we have over 100 amazing pieces of student art hanging in the Museum! You will see artwork in a variety of media: drawing, painting, weaving, photography, ceramics, and more! The high school artwork will be juried by a team of artists.

The exhibit is CMA’s largest program of the year, impacting hundreds of students throughout the county, their families, and their communities. Be sure to visit during open hours (T-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sat. Noon to 4:00 pm) to see the amazing talent of the youth in our county. This exhibition of art from Butler County students at CMA was started 24 years ago, and continues to grow, and succeed, every year.
Apr 25

Coutts Caterpillars - Preschool Program

Coutts Caterpillars
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Time: 8:45 am
Date: Wednesday April 25, 2018
Location: Coutts Museum of Art
Address: 110 N Main St, El Dorado, KS, 67042
Price: Admission free, donations appreciated
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This newly developed program encourages a preschooler’s natural curiosity and help develop their own journey of exploration and discovery. Through storytelling and art, Coutts’ Caterpillars develop fine motor skills, language, cognitive skills, and the ability to listen and follow simple directions while creating their own mini masterpiece each month. This program is FREE for parents and caregivers of children age 2-5 years of age.
May 15

Brown Bag Lunch Concert - Emily Strom

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Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018
Location: Coutts Museum of Art
Address: 110 N Main St, El Dorado, KS, 67042
Price: Free admission, donations appreciated
Category: Arts / Exhibits
You bring the eats. We bring the beats!

Are you free over lunch on Tuesday, May 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m.? Bring your lunch and join us in welcoming back special guest, jazz pianist, Emily Strom!

Strom, raised in a musical family, trained at an early age to sing and play piano, discovered her need to pursue jazz in college. She considers one of her greatest creative productions to date to be composing a piece for, and conducting, the 2008 Wichita State University Jazz Arts big band at the Wichita Jazz Festival. Within the same year, Strom won the title Miss Kansas, as well as taking both the Margene Savage Memorial Top Vocalist Award and the Debra Dene Barnes Outstanding Instrumentalist Scholarship for singing and playing jazz piano. After spending a year traveling the country as Miss Kansas, Strom went back to WSU, graduating with a jazz piano degree.

After graduation, Strom took a couple years to explore a television career, but decided music was where her heart had been all along. Her debut release, Waltz in the Dark, was a ten song exploration of an artist wedding those two influences and even borrowing from some rock bands that have inspired her along the way.

Here is a quote based on a review by a blogger known as “brockbanvard46187” at F5paper.com:
“Strom’s album Waltz in the Dark, sounds like a movie soundtrack starring a nightclub singer donned in a gown, under low light and behind a shiny black grand piano. The main character is often contemplating romance. In songs such as "Of All the Boys," the character finds love realized and further supported in the following track, "Valentine's Day Sucked." The vibe is like a sequel to a romantic comedy where the couple is existing in the happily ever after, a story not often told. There are some more content-dense songs on Waltz in the Dark including "Help" followed by "Lost," a piece that opens in an odd meter and embraces darker melodies. And of course, as the title track would suggest, there are waltzes. Waltz in the Dark is like sipping a fine cabernet but for your ears. Strom understands her palette and how best to utilize her talents”.

The Brown Bag Concert Series offers shows from local, regional, and/or independent artists for free to the public over lunch on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The Coutts Museum of Art is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit institution dedicated to supporting art and art education in the community, the region, and to its visitors.
May 17

Cuba: A Photographic Story of Cuba's Citizens, Cars, and Culture

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Date: Thursday May 17, 2018 through Thursday June 7, 2018
Location: Coutts Museum of Art
Address: 110 N Main St, El Dorado, KS, 67042
Price: FREE
Category: Arts / Exhibits
For more than 50 years, Cuba was off limits to American visitors. Artist Jen Lane traveled to Cuba and documented her visit through photography. Come see how Jen captured the ambiance of Cubans during their daily life. Meet and greet Jen Lane at the Opening Reception May 17, 2018 from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. and stop in during the exhibit on display May 17-June 7.