Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art considers the diverse ways that contemporary artists employ animal imagery to address humanity’s interconnectedness and ever-changing relationship with the natural world. Comprised of approximately 50 artworks (c. 2000-2019) exclusively from the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition offers a wide range of works in a variety of media divided into four thematic sections: Tradition, Politics, Science, and Aesthetics. These sections act as overlapping chapters, investigating the ways we use animal imagery to tackle human concerns.
About the Exhibit
May 22, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Click on the images below to view some of the work that will be on display at the exhibit
Julie Buffalohead, Six Pack Colonialism, 2018. Oil on Canvas. 29.25 x 82 inches. Gift of the 2019 Blacktail Gala, National Museum of Wildlife Art
Lauren Strohacker & Kendra Sollars, Animal
Land, 2020. Video Projection. Varying Size.
Penelope Gottlieb, Hemerocallis Fulva, 2016, acrylic and ink over Audubon print. 38” x 25 ½”