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Native Line + Rhythm – First Sundays – Locals’ Free Day at the Museum

April 7, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This program was originally scheduled for March 3, but due to severe weather it was rescheduled for April 7. On the first Sunday of every month year-round, Museum admission is FREE for area locals. On the first Sunday of the winter months, the National Museum of Wildlife Art organizes a family-friendly day with special programs and events connected to the exhibitions on view.

Native Line + Rhythm special programming will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is in partnership with the Wind River Foundation. Programming will include a performance and presentation by the Wind River Drummers, an artist demonstration and presentation by Bruce Cook, and a clay line carving craft.


  • Wind River Drummers
    11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Bruce Cook Artist Demo & Presentation
    12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.

First Sundays is Generously Sponsored by Bank of Jackson Hole & Lawrence Finch. Additional support provided by The Lexington at Jackson Hole (soon to be The Rockwell Inn).

About Bruce Cook: 

As a Haida artist, I find myself walking a delicate tightrope, bridging the realms of tradition and contemporary expression. Drawing inspiration from the masters of the past, I navigate the challenges of our modern era, blending innovation with the rich heritage of my ancestors. Through extensive immersion in the traditional disciplines of carving, painting, printmaking, and tool making, I have acquired a profound understanding of the artistic methods that define Haida culture. Collaborating with esteemed artists has further refined my craftsmanship, allowing me to continually evolve as an artist.

The techniques and skills I employ in my creative process are gaining broader recognition within the realm of Haida art. While I acknowledge the personal growth and dedication that have shaped my artistic journey, it is humbling to recognize that my work is part of a larger narrative—one that is constantly evolving and adapting to the changing landscape. By embracing contemporary mediums, my artwork serves as a bridge between the past and the present, honoring my Haida ancestry while contributing to the ever-unfolding story of our culture.


April 7, 2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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