Museum Gets Wild with New Wednesday Dinners December 17, 2013  |  Categories: Events

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New Wild Wednesdays dinners offer winter dining at the Rising Sage Café (left) at the National Museum of Wildlife Art (right).

“Wild Wednesdays” evening fine dining, art and music program debuts Dec. 18

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – December 12, 2013 – Just in time for holiday shopping and celebration, Wild Wednesdays will debut at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Wednesday, December 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m. Targeted to appeal to Jackson Hole locals and visitors alike, the new Wednesday evening weekly program includes a tasty combination of fine dining, art and music. For this first Wild Wednesday, guests can dine in the Rising Sage Café and explore the galleries while enjoying the relaxing piano music of Teton Virtuoso Francis Koerber, and the Museum Shop will stay open until 7 p.m. for holiday shopping.

“We all miss the Tapas Tuesdays from several previous winter seasons at the museum, and the new Wild Wednesdays dinner menu brings back those delicious small plate creations made famous by the Rising Sage Café crew,” says Becky Kimmel, director of programs and events for the museum. “The museum team promises to create a warm and wonderful social environment for Wild Wednesdays, including the enchanting sounds of Francis Koerber tickling the ivories in the main lobby for the December 18 debut.”

After its initial entrance on the Jackson Hole cultural scene on December 18, Wild Wednesdays will take a break over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, resuming again on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, and continuing weekly through March 19, 2014, with the exception of February 26. On Wild Wednesdays evenings, guests can wander the galleries from 5:30 – 9 p.m., with restaurant seating available at the Wild Sage Café 6 – 8 p.m. Dinner reservations are encouraged by calling (307) 732-5434.

The museum introduced the return of Rising Sage Café dinners and the idea of the new Wednesday dinner program on its Facebook page, inviting visitors to vote on their favorite name for the series, with “Wild Wednesdays” emerging as the clear favorite.

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and 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 The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.

Media Contacts: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335,; Ponteir Sackrey National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.732.5444,