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Welcome to the Menagerie – Community Exhibition Opening

May 31, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Friday, May 31 from 5 – 7 p.m. for the community exhibition opening of Prismatic Menagerie: Origami-Inspired Sculptures by Hacer. This is a FREE community event.

We are adding a bold pop of color to the Cache corridor this summer! Take a wander on the wild side and explore the Prismatic Menagerie from the National Museum of Wildlife Art to the Center for the Arts—it’s a straight shot down Cache/Hwy 89. With five bold origami-inspired sculptures, this exciting outdoor exhibition brings Hacer’s work to Jackson Hole through a collaboration between two of Jackson’s impactful art institutions. During the opening event at the Museum, discover these bright sculptures while enjoying free macarons from Seven Confections + complimentary spiked or nonalcoholic lemonade from Jackson Hole Still Works while grooving to DJ Ohnassi. Weather permitting, the food and beverage will be served in the Amphitheater outside at the Museum entrance.

There will be an animal origami crafting activity in Sullivan Hall as well as yard games in the Amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to explore the Sculpture Trail to see the full exhibition (bonus points if you end your evening with a visit to the Center for the Arts to see the fifth piece in the exhibition Bixby, a magenta elephant). Participants are also welcome to explore our indoor exhibits, including the summer exhibitions ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT II and Full Circle: An Exhibition of Community Creation, Curation, and Collaboration.

Hacer, the artist featured in Prismatic Menagerie, will be in attendance at the event. Hacer, which in Spanish is the verb meaning “to make,” creates sculptures from steel, which he appears to seamlessly fold into various abstractions and animal forms.

  • Macarons from Seven Confections (first 300 people)
  • Spiked Lemonade from Jackson Hole Still Works (first 300 people, 21+)
  • Non Alcoholic Lemonade (all ages)
  • Music from DJ Ohnassi (5 – 7 p.m.)
  • Photo booth from JH Flower Boutique
  • Swag giveaway (first 200 people)

This event is generously sponsored by First Western Trust and the Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board. We can’t wait to welcome you to the menagerie!

Details

Date:
May 31, 2024
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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