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Name a sculpture winner May 28, 2014  |  By Admin

The votes are in! Congratulations to Marie Heerkens for winning our Facebook sculpture naming contest and a one-year membership to the National Museum of Wildlife Art! We chose Heerkens’ suggestion of “Nefer & Tari” because her clever Egyptian Pharaoh reference speaks to artist William Zorach’s work. Zorach once said “I owe most to the great periods of primitive carving of the past…

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Free admssion for military Blue Star Family May 22, 2014  |  By Admin

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is proud to offer free Museum admission to active duty military personnel and their families this Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Museum, a Blue Star Museum member, joins select museums in all 50 states in offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day to show their…

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Is All Wild Life ‘Wildlife’? May 13, 2014  |  By Admin

Photo: National Park Service, Wikimedia Commons. Creatures living in the wild— that is, non-domesticated and not introduced by humans— have captivated us since ancient times. Much wildlife art, from the painted walls of the Chauvet Cave to the works of Rosa Bonheur and the photographs of Nick Brandt, taps into our fascination with animal life, most often large…

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EcoFair Community Art May 8, 2014  |  By Admin

Join us this Saturday for the annual Jackson Hole EcoFair! The National Museum of Wildlife Art will be hosting a volunteer-run community art project that everyone can help construct! Recycled material and art supplies provided to create various animals that are found throughout Jackson Hole. These wildlife creations can then be added to our recycled soda bottle “Tree of Life”…

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The Value of Arts Education May 6, 2014  |  By Admin

We recently opened School Arts Spectacular, our annual children’s art exhibit showcasing puppets made by K-12th grade students in their school art classes. Seeing the variety and quality of the work created, under the expert guidance of trained art teachers, reminds me of how essential arts education is. When students are engaged in art making, they develop creativity,…

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