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30 Wonders/30 Years: A History of the Museum in 30 Works

November 23, 2016 - January 1, 1970

Carl Rungius’s Sportsmen’s Moose exemplifies the amazing stories behind many of the objects collected by the Museum during its 30-year existence. This painting appeared on a poster in 1907, promoting a sportsmen’s expo. The National Museum of Wildlife Art owned a copy of the poster and used the image of the moose on the inaugural material for the opening of the Museum in 1987 without knowing where the original was. In 2012, the painting was found in an attic on Prince Edward Island and, thanks to the RSGBK Foundation, we were able to acquire it. It is a classic, early Rungius with a great story and clear ties to the museum.

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