The A. Keith Brodkin Contemporary Western Artists Project
The Brodkin Project facilitates the collection, preservation, and accessibility of primary resources that reflect a selected artist’s life and career. The resources include personal papers, drawings, paintings, studio ephemera, photographs, and libraries. Together, the resources and documentation preserve the artist’s career for future exhibitions, publications, and educational opportunities. In addition, the Museum’s Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center (DRC) also acquires oral histories and interviews. Supported by the Brodkin Project, the Museum organizes a new exhibition on contemporary Western art each year that draws from the DRC collections. An avid Western art collector, Alan Keith Brodkin (1935-1998) was chairman and chief executive of Massachusetts Financial Services Management when he died in February 1998. An endowment was created in his honor by his wife Judith A. Brodkin, Jeffrey L. Shames, John Davenport, and the A. Keith Brodkin Estate. This exhibition is organized by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.