New Jackson Hole exhibitions explore wildlife through art
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – From photography and painting to sculpture and pottery, the National Museum of Wildlife Art's new summer 2013 exhibitions in Jackson Hole, Wyo., will explore humanity's relationship with wildlife through a variety of mediums:
Amazing Animals: John James Audubon to Andy Warhol, May 10 – August 18: Portfolios of American wildlife from early engravings by John James Audubon and George Catlin to modern versions by Andy Warhol and Walton Ford take animals as a theme.
George Catlin's American Buffalo, May 10 – August 25: A fresh look at the work of 19th-century painter George Catlin through the theme of buffalo then roaming the Great Plains, these 40 original paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum portray how imbedded the animal was in the lives of Native Americans.
George Catlin's American Buffalo is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Many generous contributors helped support the exhibition, catalogue, and tour. Mary Anne and Richard W. Cree and Lynn and Foster Friess made generous donations to the exhibition. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Endowment Fund and the Smithsonian Council for American Art provided support for the publication of the catalogue. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.
Ancient Traditions: The Whetzel Collection of Pueblo and Pre-Pueblo Pottery, May 18 – October 6: The natural world in varying levels of abstraction graces a remarkable collection of Pueblo and Pre-Pueblo pottery, exploring connections between contemporary pots and those more than 1,000 years old.
The Lost Bird Project, June 14 – November 10: Bronze memorials to North American birds driven to extinction have been installed in locations related to their disappearance. A second edition of the sculptures will be installed in the National Museum of Wildlife Art Sculpture Trail amphitheater.
About the museum:
A member of Museums West and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States, officially designated by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org.
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