Sculpture Trail Tour with Walter Hood
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Designed by award-winning architect Walter Hood, the Sculpture Trail at the National Museum of Wildlife Art was unveiled in 2012. Now a decade into its development, the trail is continually evolving. When initially bidding for the project, Hood had a clear vision for the direction of the trail, a vision that won him the commission. In speaking about the project’s conception, Hood said, “Everywhere you go in Jackson the landscape is huge. When you’re in a place—even one like this—for so long, it becomes ordinary. I work to make things visible.” Hood will hold a free public tour of the Sculpture Trail at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Attendees are encouraged to meet at the Museum entrance, near the Sandy Scott moose sculpture.
Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, 2019 Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, 2019 MacArthur Fellowship, 2019 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and the 2021 recipient of the Architectural League’s President’s Medal award. The Museum is thrilled to welcome Hood in celebration of the Sculpture Trail’s 10th anniversary. In addition to the public tour, Hood will be speaking to Collector’s Circle members at a members only dinner.