In the words of our student-curators:
Man-Made Beasts brings to light the detrimental effects of human civilization on animal life. After picking a country at random, students created a work of art featuring an animal from their chosen country interacting with human civilization. Jackson Hole High School’s partnership with the National Museum of Wildlife Art aims to recognize animals of the world and the damaged ecosystems they inhabit through art.
This exhibit celebrates student artists in the local community and provides a powerful experience for them to work together and present their art in a professional setting. To create this exhibit, a small group of student curators will conceive of a theme to present to over fifty of their peers who then create artwork based on that theme. This program promotes a student-centered learning agenda and offers local high school artists personal responsibility in generating a high quality, engaging product for museum visitors of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.
Opening Reception | February 3, 2019