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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 21, 2021

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, two incredibly familiar names in art, who have both done 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, comprised of Chinese Zodiac animal portraits made of thousands of colorful LEGO® bricks. Together, the unique kaleidoscopic interpretations of real and magical creatures offer a comparative look at the similarities between the two iconic artists and two narratives that bring into question how we value both animals and art.

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

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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.

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