Living LegendsNovember 3, 2018 - April 14, 2019
This exhibition is dedicated to recognizing the strong tradition of contemporary wildlife art that continues to thrive today. Artists like Robert Bateman, Tucker Smith, Ken Carlson, and Ken Bunn, among others, have been key players in the history of this Museum and in what many people think of when they think about wildlife art.
Each of the thirty-plus artists included have played an important role over the years of the Museum’s development. The exhibition honors not only this relationship, but also highlights each artist’s ability to capture the essence of the Museum’s mission to collect the highest quality wildlife art.
“The National Museum of Wildlife Art is a place where I can study to understand the nuances of the importance of wildlife in their environment. It is a place, a legacy, where I can bring my children and my grandchildren, to show them this lasting memorial to the importance of being a human being with your neighbors: goats, elk and the like. It is a place to show those who come after us the love and reverence wildlife is due, on this earth, where we all live together.” Sherry Salari-Sander, Sculptor.
“The permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art is comprised of the most respected animal painters from around the world. It means a lot to hang in the company of these great past and contemporary artists.” Ken Carlson, Artist.
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