Living Legends II, with a Special Tribute to Bob KuhnDecember 14, 2019 - August 30, 2020
Living Legends is dedicated to recognizing the strong tradition of contemporary wildlife art that continues to thrive today. Artists like Robert Bateman, Ken Carlson, Sandy Scott, 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.
Since the Museum opened in 1987, the work of living artists has been an essential part of the collection. Living Legends is a revolving series of installations with new artwork presented each year honoring the work of these artists who have meant so much to us. Traditional works will be complemented with contemporary pieces, and older artists alongside younger up-and-comers… all part of the ever-evolving permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
This year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Bob Kuhn’s birth, the exhibition includes a special selection of three paintings by Kuhn that have never before been exhibited at the Museum. Kuhn was a mentor to many living artists, and the world of wildlife art would not be what it is today without his enormous contributions to the field.
Transformations: Wildlife in Inuit Art and CultureThrough May 5, 2024
Through cultural stories, Transformations seeks to explore Inuit history, values, and beliefs. The exhibit is comprised of works from the permanent collection and items on loan from private collections. The hope, as it is with all exhibits, is that visitors take away a deeper appreciation of the artwork and perhaps are introduced to something that they did not know before. Most importantly, we want to bring attention to the fact that today Inuit artists are producing powerful artworks that reference histories and that, at the same time, confront contemporary issues such as conservation and environmental concerns.See the Exhibit
Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography AwardsThrough April 21, 2024
Bringing Africa to the World, and the World to Africa. What separates the Mkapa Photo Awards from other photo competitions is their core commitment to conservation through categories that are specific to topics of concern in modern Africa.See the Exhibit