Three new art exhibitions offer museum visitors a journey spanning centuries – and continents...
Jackson Hole, WY (PRWEB) February 3, 2011
Just in time for summer travel planning, the National Museum of Wildlife Art has announced an exciting summer exhibition schedule for the family-friendly Jackson Hole, Wyoming, destination. Three new art exhibitions offer museum visitors a journey spanning centuries – and continents – in media ranging from 21st-century videography to 19th-century oils on canvas, all while keeping the focus squarely on a nature’s-eye-view of wildlife and habitat. Shows on display at the Wyoming museum provide fun vacation activities for travelers including families with children. These new exhibitions will be on display throughout the summer:
Running Wild: A Video Installation by Sam Easterson (May 7, 2011, through April 29, 2012) – Video naturalist Sam Easterson is known for his captivating and thought-provoking first-person approach to nature, presented from the point-of-view of creatures as diverse as scorpions and sheep fitted with special animal-borne cameras. Offering an unconventional perspective on the natural world, this video installation created specifically for the museum will be displayed on seven flat-screen monitors.
Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife Art (May 14 through August 14, 2011) – A collaboration among the museum, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Whyte Museum in Banff, this exhibition taps the Canada-to-U.S. migratory corridor’s rich artistic history with examples by masters such as Albert Bierstadt, Carl Rungius and Bob Kuhn, while conveying the route’s importance for sustaining wildlife populations. Landscapes along the route by contemporary painter Dwayne Harvey, rarely if ever before sketched firsthand, connect the show’s themes.
Above Timberline: Engravings by Carl Rungius (May 7 through October 2, 2011) – Master wildlife artist Carl Rungius first visited Yellowstone in 1895, inspiring his life’s work of depicting Western animals. He later built a summer studio home in Banff in the Canadian Rockies, making this exhibition of the museum’s complete set of Rungius drypoints the perfect complement to the “Yellowstone to Yukon” exhibition.
Perched on a butte overlooking the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyo., the National Museum of Wildlife Art holds more than 5,000 catalogued items in its premier fine arts collection under its mission of exploring humanity’s relationship with nature. A member of the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of museum exhibitions and events is available online at http://www.wildlifeart.org. The museum is also active on Facebook at wildlifeartjh and on Twitter at @wildlifeartjh.
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