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Kids Collect

Discover what kids like to collect!

About the Exhibit

May 5, 2018 - August 19, 2018

The material culture of childhood is a vast array of sparkling rocks, deeply textured seashells, colorful toy trucks and animals, delicate flower petals, and ancient shark teeth. Children collect these treasures to more deeply explore and understand their natural and urban landscapes.

Kids Collect playfully demonstrates how children communicate their unique emerging identities through objects that call to them. Each photographic submission represents items that are handled lovingly carefully observed, and thoughtfully arranged.

The inspiration for Kids Collect stems from CC XX: Collectors Circle 20th Anniversary, 1998 – 2018, currently on display in the King Gallery. These complementary exhibits consider how the childhood roots of collecting grow into the collecting passions of adulthood.

Kids Collect is generously sponsored by Lisa Carlin, Stephanie Brennan, Nancy & Dick Collister.

Kids Collect is a “living” exhibit, and is welcoming new applications from around the world, through Monday, July 23, 2018. Applications should include:

Two (2) high resolution (300dpi) color images including: a picture of 10 objects from the collection arranged in a special way, and a picture of the collector.

Collection Description
A short description of the collection, including collecting impulses and favorite part about collecting. See below for examples.

Collector’s first name, age, and State of residence.

Submissions and questions should be directed to:
Lisa Simmons
Assistant Curator of Youth & Adult Education
(307) 732-5435

Jackson Hole News and Guide Kids Collect Exhibition Feature

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

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Although I am not a big fan of Western art, I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The sculpture was stunning, and the views from the museum were beautiful. I learned so much about American artists, and the history of the difficulty in having wildlife paintings accepted by artists' organizations was fascinating. A lovely visit.

- Lyne from Tripadvisor

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