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Somos de Aquí: The Enduring Wildlife of Puerto Rico

About the Exhibit

May 4, 2019 - August 18, 2019

 This exhibition pays tribute to four of Puerto Rico’s iconic native species of wildlife that have survived in the face of an economic collapse followed by Hurricane Maria’s 2017 devastation. The compelling photographs, videos, and interviews in this exhibit tell the story of the Puerto Rican parrot, coqui frog, sea turtle, and the island’s only native mammal – the bat. The backdrop for this exploration is El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System, and Mona Island, an ecological reserve known as the Galapagos of the Caribbean.

This fully bilingual multimedia exhibit, developed in partnership with guest curator and contributing artist Lina Collado García, also features life-sized rainforest trees, a soundscape, and art-making for all ages!

Somos de Aquí: The Enduring Wildlife of Puerto Rico is the first fully-bilingual, large-scale art exhibition in Wyoming.

Sneak Peek    |   Friday, May 3, 2019
Opening Celebration   |  Sunday, May 5, 2019

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Esta exposición rinde homenaje a cuatro de las especies nativas icónicas de vida silvestre de Puerto Rico que han sobrevivido ante un colapso económico seguido por la devastación del huracán María en el 2017. Las atractivas fotografías, videos y entrevistas en esta exhibición cuentan la historia del loro puertorriqueño, la rana coqui, la tortuga marina y el único mamífero nativo de la isla: el murciélago. El telón de fondo de esta exploración es el Bosque Nacional El Yunque, el único bosque tropical en el Sistema Forestal Nacional de los Estados Unidos, y la Isla Mona, una reserva ecológica conocida como “el Galápagos del Caribe”.

Esta exhibición es completamente bilingüe, desarrollada en colaboración con la curadora invitada y artista colaboradora Lina Collado García. También presentaremos árboles de selva tropical de tamaño natural, un fondo sonoro y arte para todas las edades.
Sneak Peek | Viernes, 3 de mayo de 2019
Celebración de apertura | Domingo, 5 de mayo de 2019
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Generously Sponsored by/Generosamente patrocinada por
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund
Lisa Carlin
Nancy & Dick Collister
Smart Family Fund
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole Youth Philanthropists
Stinky Prints

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

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