Bring the Bosins Home

​Blackbear Bosin, Kiowa-Comanche artist, is well known as the creator of the Keeper of the Plains, but he created so much more art in his all too brief career. On June 5, 2021 we celebrated what would have been Bosin’s 100th birthday with an exhibit that took over the entire museum, and in June of 2022 we celebrated his 101st birthday with a Social Dance in his honor. Our goal was to collect Bosin originals for the museum’s collection and raise funds to care for them all. Generous people from all over the country donated 26 original works of art, and together we raised nearly $60,000 to care for them.

Know of anyone who wants to tell their story about Blackbear, or anyone with an original Bosin artwork? Email Museum Curator, Erin Raux,

In 2019, we introduced the Bosin Society. The society is a group of people dedicated to conserving and preserving the art and legacy of Blackbear Bosin for future generations. Membership is achieved through donating an original work of art or financial contribution. Donors are recognized in the Bosin exhibit, on our website, social media and at special receptions. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. There are a number of pieces which need conservation work.

Visit Bosin Society page

The last known original acrylic painting by Blackbear Bosin, Reflections of Rainy Mountain, donated by Arlyn and Lois Huesinkveld.