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Wyoming Federal Junior Duck Stamp

Open through August 5, 2012
This year the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program celebrates its 20th anniversary. The unique program teaches biology and habitat conservation through scientific observation and artistic interpretation to K-12th grade students. The program concludes with a competition between submitted entries from students across Wyoming. A drawing by 15-year-old Sierra Morrow of Powell, Wyoming, is “Best of Show” winner of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest for Wyoming. Sierra’s winning drawing, titled, A Dip in the Evening, will be on display as the top of 100 ribbon winners out of a total of 691 Wyoming entries. Congratulations Sierra! This exhibition is located in the King Gallery and is sponsored by Mary Ann & Harry Lawroski, Clarke Nelson, and Cynthia & Dick Quast, and Spring Creek Ranch. 

Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct

Opening May 10, 2012
This exhibit focuses on a selection of Bob Kuhn's masterpieces and the sketches that prepared him to create the final works. A portion of the sketches tie to finished works of art, but many are included to be appreciated on their own merits. Early drawings from his youthful days are accompanied by landscape studies and the conté gesture sketches that represent him at the apex of his drawing power. Seeing this material together gives visitors a robust sense of the artistic process behind Kuhn’s masterpieces. This exhibition will be located in the Gilcrease, Changing Visions, & Bison Galleries. 

Upcoming Events

First Sundays
May 6

11:00AM - 5:00PM
Museum Wide
Free admission to locals.
Generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Young at Art
May 7, 14, & 21 (Will not be held on May 28)
10:30AM – 11:15AM
Chrystie Classroom
Free for members or with Museum admission. 
Generously sponsored by First Interstate Bank and the Thanksgiving Foundation.

Sneak Peek: 
Drawing on Instinct

May 9

Kuhn Gallery
Free for members or with Museum admission.

Generously sponsored by Lisa & David Carlin.

Mix'd Media:
Drawing on Instinct

May 10

7:00 - 10:00PM
Museum Wide
$5 Cover Charge 
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors. 

Sneak Peek: Drawing on Instinct on Wednesday, May 9
See the exhibits before anyone else! Join the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Curator of Art, Adam Duncan Harris for a special preview of the exhibit Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct. Participants will get an exclusive look at the artistic process behind Bob Kuhn’s paintings before the exhibit opens to the public. Come see how an idea turns into a sketch and how that sketch leads to a finished work of art. The program will be followed by a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or cider in the Members Lounge with an informal Q & A. Then join us in the the Rising Sage Café for an artfully inspired lunch. Generously sponsored by David and Lisa Carlin. 

Mix'd Media: Drawing on Instinct on Thursday, May 10
Mix’d Media is back and on a new night, Thursday! Start your weekend early and join us for Mix'd Media:Drawing on Instinct, Summer Exhibit Opening. Enjoy many creative interpretations of our theme, Drawing on Instinct, including screen printing with artist Aaron Wallis, sketching while blindfolded, and creating imaginative titles for Museum artworks, all while you get your groove on with DJ Cut la Whut. Generously sponsored by Home Health for Pets, Charles Englehard Foundation, First Interstate Bank, and Spring Creek Ranch. 

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Nature Speaking
Copyright © 2012 National Museum of Wildlife Art
Image Credits: Bob Kuhn, (United States, 1920 – 2007), The Katzenjammer Kids–detail, n.d. Acrylic on Board. 24 x 32 inches. National Museum of Wildlife Art. © Estate of Bob Kuhn. Sierra Morrow, A Dip in the Evening, 2012Best of Show, Federal Junior Duck Stamp Wyoming Winner. Bob Kuhn, (United States, 1920 – 2007), Come to Mama–detail, c. 1985. Acrylic on Board. 24 1/2 x 40 inches. JKM Collection®, National Museum of Wildlife Art. © Estate of Bob Kuhn. Jack Chang, Age 8, © National Museum of Wildlife Art.