The Museum preserves and exhibits the largest public collection Carl Rungius’ work in the United States. Widely regarded as the preeminent painter of North American wildlife, Carl Rungius began his career in Wyoming, not far from the Museum’s location. Later in life, he spent the majority of his summers in Banff, Alberta, painting the vast Canadian Rockies and plentiful populations of big horn sheep, mountain goats, grizzly bears, and moose.
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