New Book Commemorates Wildlife Art Great Bob Kuhn, Companion to Exhibition July 26, 2012 | Categories: 25th Anniversary
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – July 26, 2012 – National Museum of Wildlife Art Curator of Art Adam Duncan Harris examines the working method of late wildlife art great Bob Kuhn in a new book, Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct (University of Oklahoma Press, June 2012, $29.95). Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 illustrations – many of them never available to the public before – the volume accompanies a traveling exhibition of the same name mounted by the National Museum of Wildlife Art and currently on view there through August 19.
Curator Harris also provides an introduction and biography of Kuhn for the book, which in addition features four substantive essays by leading authorities on American art: James H. Nottage of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Amy Scott of the Autry National Center, Lisa M. Strong of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Todd Wilkinson of Wildlife Art Journal and other publications. Complementing the essays are brief appreciations by six Kuhn’s contemporaries, as well as three samples of the artist’s own writing. The book is available for sale at a variety of locations including the National Museum of Wildlife Art and via the University of Oklahoma Press.
A member of the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org. The museum is also active on Facebook at wildlifeartjh and on Twitter at @wildlifeartjh.
Image Credit: Cover of new book, Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct by Adam Duncan Harris