Harry Jackson Institute

Located in Cody, Wyoming

Scope of Work

CAP Assessment

Berggren Architects performed a CAP Assessment (Collections Assessment for Preservation) for the Harry Jackson Institute.

Project Completion


This project was completed in 2019.

The History

Built in 1976.

The building was constructed in 1976. 


Cody, Wyoming

The Harry Jackson Institute is located in Cody, Wyoming.

CAP Assessment

Harry Jackson Institute

In 2019, Berggren Architects and assessor Beverly Perkins performed a Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) for the Harry Jackson Institute in Cody, Wyoming. Harry Jackson was an artist and prominent member of the second generation of Abstract Expressionism, though he would later transition to realist painting. Much of Jackson’s work carries themes from the American West, a lifestyle he admired since he was a child. Jackson’s combination of multiple genres created a phenomenon known as contemporary Western art.

Our assessment took place shortly after the acquisition of over 5,000 works from the Harry Jackson Family Trust. These works include paintings of various media, works on paper, sketchbooks, film, slides, sculptures, and Jackson’s seminal Fort Pitt Mural, a piece which had to be flown in from Italy and stored in three separate crates. In our CAP report, we recommend the creation of an environmentally controlled room for the storage of fragile artifacts and the replacement of industrial lighting fixtures to LED.