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Exploring Wildlife Art

National Museum of Wildlife Art Gallery Reinstallation

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Through August 27, 2022

Exploring Wildlife Art

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. 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.

Click on the images below to view some of the work that will be on display at the exhibit

What People Are Saying

Amazing architecture and building design provide a wonderful setting for this world-class Museum of wildlife art. Excellent and informed staff… Options for entry… Headsets available… An excellent café on site. I could spend an hour in the gift shop alone… Looking at the one of a kind, artistic, creative and beautiful offerings.

- Nancy, Topeka, Kansas

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