Exhibitions

Sculpture Trail

Realized in memory of Jim Petersen

The Sculpture Trail is a new three quarter-mile outdoor art venue for the Museum, designed by award-winning landscape architect, Walter Hood.

Sandy Scott's Presidential Eagle was installed on the south end of the Sculpture Trail in June 2012.

The Sculpture Trail is free and open to the public – and a great way to take in incredible scenery and wildlife.

The Trail overlooks the National Elk Refuge just north of Jackson Hole.

Simon Gudgeon's Isis sculpture was installed on the north end of the Sculpture Trail in July 2012.

The Sculpture Trail has multiple staircases, bridges, and walkways that enhance your trail experience.

A naturally sheltered amphitheater space near the Museum entrance will be used for many summer programs and events.

Dan Ostermiller's sculpture Emperor is one of the many impressive works of art on the brand new Sculpture Trail.

Richard Loffler's 64-foot-long heroic-sized bronze, Buffalo Trail, features five adult bison and two calves.

Sandy Scott's Moose Flats adorns the northern side of the Sculpture Trail.

About the Sculpture Trail

The new outdoor Sculpture Trail continues the Museum’s commitment to presenting fine art sculpture within the fabric of Jackson Hole’s incomparable landscape. The Sculpture Trail was realized in memory of James F. (Jim) Petersen, a true American entrepreneur.  It honors his lifelong commitment to education, art, photography, and love of the Tetons.

Sculptures play with light and changing seasons, offering an ever-changing view of art in the wild. The ¾ mile Sculpture Trail, designed by award winning landscape architect, Walter Hood, begins at Bart Walter’s Wapiti Trail and winds up the sage covered hillside. Complementing breathtaking views, the Trail stretches along the bluff to the north and south, overlooking the National Elk Refuge and becoming an open air amphitheater at the Museum entrance.

The Trail will feature nearly 30 permanent and temporary works of art. By September 2012 we will have seven monumental pieces in place, enriching the collection in new and interesting ways. We endorse and support a variety of artistic styles and subjects related to our mission including site-specific, contemporary, non-representational pieces.

The Museum and Sculpture Trail are on the main thoroughfare into Jackson from the north and connect directly to the extensive Community Pathways system; making us accessible via car, public transportation, bicycle, and foot. The Sculpture Trail is free and open to the public, with a variety of programs and exhibitions during regular Museum hours and select summer evenings. See What’s Happening for a schedule of live music, theater, yoga and other programs out on the Trail.