Wyoming Inn Opens World’s Largest Thomas D. Mangelsen Photography Collection to Public in Conjunction with the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

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The Wyoming Inn in Jackson Hole will display a collection of large-scale nature photographs by renowned art photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen in September. The Jackson, Wyo., hotel is opening its private collection for public viewing while guests are in town for the annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.

“Once Upon a Time” 14x20 by Thomas D. Mangelsen

The Wyoming Inn owns the largest private, publicly viewed collection of Mangelsen photography in the country.

On September 5, in conjunction with the beginning of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, the Wyoming Inn will open its Thomas D. Mangelsen art photography collection to the public, announced the hotel’s General Manager Michael Solis. The Wyoming Inn, a favorite in-town hotel in Jackson, Wyo., owns the largest private, publicly viewed collection of Mangelsen photography in the country. The renowned art photographer captures nature in remarkable large-scale images.

Thomas Mangelsen was named 2011 Conservation Photographer of the Year by "Nature’s Best Photography," placing his work in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Mangelsen’s work has been widely featured in numerous publications including "National Geographic," "Audubon," "National Wildlife," "Natural History," "Newsweek" and "American Photo." He has been profiled on news programs including The Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS News.

“Our guests are nature lovers and they appreciate Tom’s work,” says Solis of the Wyoming Inn’s Mangelsen photography collection. “With all of the art lovers coming to Jackson for the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, we wanted to open our doors and invite visitors and valley residents to see our amazing collection.”

Recently, the Wyoming Inn has added 60 Thomas Mangelsen photographs to its collection, bringing the number of works owned to 160. Visitors are invited to stroll through the hotel’s lobby, restaurant, boardroom and corridors to view photographs.

The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival takes place September 5-15, 2013. This unique festival not only brings renowned artists to beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyo., but also uses the surrounding landscape to provide creative inspiration for events like the QuickDraw and Taste of the Tetons.

Boasting activities such as the iconic Western Design Conference fashion show and the National Museum of Wildlife Arts’ Western Visions®, a month-long art celebration that combines lectures and hands-on workshops with the chance to see and purchase the best of Western contemporary art, the Fall Arts Festival provides opportunities and enjoyment for artists and art lovers alike. New this year, the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for visitors to tour a selection of area houses.

The centrally located Wyoming Inn offers the perfect basecamp for visitors in town for the festivities. All-new for summer 2013 guest rooms and baths, part of the hotel’s $4.5 million down-to-the-studs renovation, provide a sleek and luxurious take on the hotel’s trademark Western style, plus “connected traveler” tech upgrades.

Company Information: Just 10 minutes from Jackson’s Town Square, the Wyoming Inn offers free shuttle service from the airport. Known for its spacious, comfortable rooms, luxurious amenities and warm Western hospitality, the favorite Jackson, Wyoming, hotel is true to its mission of providing outstanding customer service, with a friendly staff glad to seamlessly arrange a variety of Jackson Hole activities suited to guest interests. Conveniently located on the town’s free shuttle line, the inn provides numerous complimentary offerings including an on-site fitness center and wireless Internet. For information, visit http://www.wyominginn.com or call 800.844.0035.

Media Contacts: General Manager Michael Solis, Wyoming Inn, mike(at)thewyominginn(dot)com, 307.734.0035; Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla(at)wordenpr(dot)com, 307.734.5335

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