Exploring Wildlife ArtMay 16, 2017 - January 1, 1970
In honor of the Museum’s 30th Anniversary in 2017, this exhibition features a new gallery layout with engaging stories exploring humanity’s relationship with wildlife and nature. The installation of wildlife art presents old favorites, like Robert Bateman’s Chief, alongside never-before-seen acquisitions. Emphasis is placed on the art and history of this region, including the groundbreaking work of figures like Thomas Moran, whose magnificent paintings of Yellowstone helped convince Congress to create the world’s first national park. Looking deeper into the history of North American art, Native American birdstones dating from 2500 b.c. complement Euro-American painting and sculpture from the 1800s and 1900s displaying the beauty and bounty of a continent filled with amazing populations of wildlife.
Other galleries look at how European global exploration and the work of Charles Darwin influenced the way we see wildlife today; the development of Carl Rungius into the world’s premiere painter of North American wildlife; and how modern artists like Georgia O’Keeffe incorporated wildlife into their exploration of the boundaries of art. Rotating exhibits of living artists, ranging from traditional to contemporary in style, round out this reinstallation that is sure to delight as it engages us in new ways of exploring wildlife art.
This Exploring Wildlife Art exhibition spans many Museum galleries including: Greene Pathways, JKM, Widener, Rungius, and Kuhn.
For the Love of CaninesThrough September 30, 2023
For the Love of Canines questions humans’ relation and fascination with canines, whether love or loathing, through works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection.See the Exhibit
Wolves: Photography by Ronan DonovanThrough April 29, 2023
This exhibition features the impactful work of National Geographic Explorer and photographer Ronan Donovan. Created by National Geographic Society and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, this exhibition will display images and videos—highlighting the contrast between wolves that live in perceived competition with humans and wolves that live without human intervention.See the Exhibit