Exploring Wildlife Art – National Museum of Wildlife Art Gallery Reinstallation features a new art of nature gallery layout with engaging new stories exploring humanity’s relationship with wildlife and nature. The installations present 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 further at the history of North American art, Native American birdstones dating from 2500 B.C.E 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.
For the Love of CaninesThrough August 27, 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
Survival of the FittestThrough August 20, 2023
Only two museums in the world, the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Rijksmuseum Twenthe (in Enschede, Netherlands), hold masterworks by each member of the Big Four. Survival of the Fittest will bring together the best paintings from these two institutions and use them to explore colonialism, Darwinism, art history, land and wildlife conservation, as well as Indigenous peoples’ ways of life and seeing nature.See the Exhibit