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Wolves & Waffles a Community Exhibition Opening

November 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join us on Friday, November 4 from 5 – 7 p.m. for the FREE community opening of Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan. The exhibition, created by National Geographic Society and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, will display images and videos—highlighting the contrast between wolves that live in perceived competition with humans and wolves that live without human intervention. Wolves will introduce visitors to the daily lives of wolves in the Arctic—how they hunt, play, travel, and rest in one of the harshest environments on Earth—with unparalleled intimacy. By contrast, the wolves of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are fearful of humans, making it nearly impossible to document their daily lives. One of the distinctions made clear in the images is the ability to see wolf pups in the Arctic, which allowed Donovan to document behaviors he had never seen in Yellowstone. Donovan attributes these differences to the fact that Arctic wolves rarely experience negative encounters with humans or view them as a threat—it’s like going back to a time when humans learned from wolves and subsisted on the same prey.

The first 300 attendees can enjoy sweet and savory waffles by Streetfood, as well as seasonal mulled wine and nonalcoholic cider. Featured photographer and National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan will speak at 5:30 p.m. in the Cook Auditorium. Seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, limited to the first 200 attendees. Donovan will hold a Q&A following his presentation, with a book and poster signing in Sullivan Hall at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Museum Shop will be open for the event and attendees may purchase posters that evening.

  • 5:00 p.m. – Exhibition Opens, Waffles & Wine Available
  • 5:30 p.m. – Presentation by Ronan Donovan
  • 6:30 p.m. – Poster Signing in Sullivan Hall
  • 7:00 p.m. – Event Concludes

This community exhibition opening event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of First Republic Bank.


November 4, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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