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Wildlife Watching on the Sculpture Trail June 5, 2014  |  By Admin

Glover’s Silkmoth: Spotted at the Museum, 6/4/14 The Sculpture Trail at the National Museum of Wildlife Art is a fabulous place to spot all types of wildlife. This morning on my way in to work, I carefully stepped around this giant moth as it sat before the entrance, slowly pumping its 4-inch wingspan. He or she was most…

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Plein Air Fest 2014 June 3, 2014  |  By Becky Kimmel

Plein Air Fest, on June 21 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, will be bigger and better than ever, with 51 artists participating in creating artworks on the Sculpture Trail.  To accommodate artists and visitors, we are encouraging environmentally-friendly transportation options, including bicycling. To sweeten the deal, the first 200 people to arrive by bike will receive a…

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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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