Jackson Hole, WY (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
A nationally recognized exhibition of iconic photos of the West taken over a span of 125 years, “National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West” opens October 27, 2012 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where it will continue on display through April 28, 2013. The Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole, which features its own collection of dramatic Western photography by Thomas Mangelsen, makes a great home base for photography lovers interested in visiting the exhibition.
“The Wyoming Inn serves as the perfect home base for photography lovers coming to Jackson to see this nationally significant exhibition,” says Wyoming Inn General Manager Mike Solis. “We are the only hotel in Jackson that exhibits an extensive collection of work by renowned photographer Thomas Mangelsen, so our guests will enjoy living among Mangelsen’s amazing large-scale nature images at the hotel as well as visiting the notable photographs in the National Geographic show at the museum.”
The American West photography exhibition officially opens October 27 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and at nine other museums across the U.S., including the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. More information about the exhibition including a complete listing of venues is available online at http://www.photographsofthewest.org.
Planned events in Jackson Hole around the National Museum of Wildlife Art opening of the exhibition include a “Sneak Peek” with museum President and CEO James C. McNutt, who was instrumental in the creation of the 10-museum exhibition and book, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26. Special activities for museum visitors around the subjects of photography and media also will be available on the opening day of the exhibition, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including Polaroid cameras on loan for taking instant photos along the museum’s Sculpture Trail, the opportunity to hang personal American West photographs in an impromptu “pop-up exhibition,” and instruction on how to upload images to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for social media sharing.
Company Information: The Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole is known for its spacious, comfortable rooms, luxurious amenities and warm Western hospitality. With a mission to provide outstanding customer service, the Wyoming Inn’s friendly staff will gladly arrange a variety of activities suited to guests’ interests. Conveniently located on the town’s free shuttle line, the hotel offers numerous complimentary offerings including airport transportation, an on-site fitness center and wireless Internet. Room rates available below $200, subject to availability. For information visit http://www.wyominginn.com or call 800.844.0035.
Media Contact: General Manager Michael Solis, Wyoming Inn, mike (at) thewyominginn (dot) com, 307.734.0035