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Tucker Smith: A Celebration of Nature

About the Exhibit

June 15, 2020 - August 23, 2020

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is proud to announce a retrospective of the work of Tucker Smith. Featuring more than 75 original oils, this exhibition will be a true survey of Smith’s life’s work, with pieces ranging from his early years as a professional artist to his most recent paintings. This exhibit will present the breadth of subject matter he has tackled, including western wildlife, camp and cowboy scenes, as well as stunning landscapes. One of the Museum’s signature images, The Refuge, will be a highlight of this touring exhibition which also features a full-color catalog. The exhibit is scheduled to travel to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the National Sporting Library and Museum, and The Booth Western Art Museum after making its debut at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States.

Guest Curated by B. Byron Price, Director of Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma.

Exhibition Touring Schedule

October 2, 2020 – January 3, 2021
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City, OK

April 8, 2021 – August 22, 2021
National Sporting Library and Museum
Middleburg, VA

September 11, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Booth Western Art Museum
Cartersville, GA


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


Generously Sponsored By:

Frank Sands

Robert S. & Grayce B. Kerr Foundation

Valerie and Richard Beck

Thomas & Elizabeth Grainger Family Charitable Foundation

Kim & Frank Tsamoutales

Frank King in loving memory of Merrie Ann King

Tally and Bill Mingst

Lynn and Foster Friess

Maggie and Dick Scarlett

Georgene Tozzi

Mary Ann & Daniel Fiehrer

This project is supported in part by an award from the Wyoming Arts Council, with funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

What People Are Saying

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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