Mix’d Media:National Geographic:Greatest Photos of the American West December 18, 2012 | By Amy Goicoechea
We kicked up our heels during last week’s Mix’d Media! On Thursday, December, 13 we celebrated our National Geographic:Greatest Photographs of the American West exhibition! We toasted President and CEO, James C. McNutt, on his galvanizing efforts to select highlights from the National Geographic archives and curate an exhibition that opened in ten museums across the United States in October. He worked with staff from the National Geographic Society and Museums West in the creation of both an exhibit and a book.
We danced to the music of One Ton Pig, with expert Western Swing dancers. We decorated our own bandannas, showed off our Western duds at a photo booth, enjoyed Chef Burns’ delicious Western beans, and tasted the first batch of Wyoming Whiskey. A few cowboys and cowgirls even donned temporary mustaches and smoked candy cigarettes.
We are excited about the January Mix’d Media event that will focus on Carl Rungius’ 1907 poster for a Sportsmen’s Show held in NYC. We’ll embrace the sporting theme with guests from Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, and JH Shooting Experience. Root Cellar will treat us to hunting and fishing tunes. Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat Company will share yummy sausage and salami.
Mix’d Media programs are generously sponsored by Home Health for Pets, First Interstate Bank, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, and Spring Creek Ranch.