Summer Fun on a Thursday June 13, 2014 | By Admin
It was a busy and fun day at the National Museum of Wildlife Art yesterday! Museum guests and members got a special Sneak Peek of the new Stone to Glass: Wildlife Sculpture in Multiple Media exhibit, introduced by Assistant Curator Bronwyn Minton in the morning. Beginning with stone carvings from approximately 2500 bc, the exhibit showcases important bronze sculptures from the 1900’s along with wood and glass works created as recently as 2012. The installation is now open to the public and will be on view through April 19, 2015.
Meanwhile, Chief Preparator Ron Gessler was outside working hard to re-install Tim Shinabarger‘s Black Timber Bugler on a new hilltop platform along the Sculpture Trail. With new stairs for easy access and wood benches, the sculpture offers Museum-goers a intimate look at the bronze wapiti and a stunning view of the National Elk Refuge and valley below.
A party got underway later in the evening as guests partook in the first Mix’d Media event of the summer season. Featuring live music, delicious wild game sausages, specialty cocktails, a bicycle valet, and fun art activities led by artist Lydsay McCandless, Mix’d Media was a hit!
(Photos by Jonathan Crosby. © National Museum of Wildlife Art 2014)