You never know what animals you will see… December 4, 2012  |  By Adam Harris

Every year when the weather gets colder and the snow starts to accumulate in the upper elevations, we start to see mule deer on the hillside around the Museum. Last week, this doe and some of her cohorts spent a few minutes munching on the landscaping right outside our front door.

This picture, with it’s interesting pattern of deer, trees, and rocks reminded one viewer of Ernest M. Hennings’s Deer Amongst the Aspens, currently hanging in the JKM Gallery in a section called The Animal and the Environment, which displays artwork featuring landscape as the main subject with animals as elements in an overall scene. With such an amazing setting and such an abundant population of wildlife, it is not surprising to witness scenes outside the Museum that remind us of artwork inside the Museum, and vice-versa.

Come on up – you never know what animals you will see or where you will see them!

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