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Valued Species: Animals in the Art of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei
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About the Exhibit

June 5, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei are two incredibly familiar names in art who have both created series depicting animals. In this exhibit, the National Museum of Wildlife Art combines Warhol’s Endangered Species series from the Museum’s permanent collection with Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac (2018) series, which consists of twelve Chinese zodiac animal portraits made of thousands of colorful, plastic bricks. Together, the unique, kaleidoscopic interpretations of real and magical creatures offer a comparative look at the similarities between the two iconic artists, with accompanying narratives that bring into question how we value both animals and art.

Valued Species is generously sponsored by:

Lynne and Jack Fritz
Pat Wilson

Peggy Rose Schneider Endowment Fund

Mary Anne Cree
Penny and Jeff Gilbert
Lachlan Hardie
Mary Jane Hunt and Bernard Little
Jackson Hole Traveler
Carol and James Linton
McCrea Foundation

Gallatin Wealth Management

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

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