Woven Together: Art and Arachnids is a collaboration between the National Museum of Wildlife Art and Jackson Hole community members. This exhibition was inspired by and features Beyond Beauty, an episode from the Museum’s Bisoncast video series that stars local spiders—including the recently-discovered mason spider (Castianeira sp.)! Juried works from regional professional artists and art from local K-12 students are also showcased. With most of the world still in quarantine, Woven Together offers a window into how art can bring us together as we all seek to find our place in this delicate web we call home.
About the Exhibit
June 26, 2021 - October 16, 2021
Click on the images below to view some of the work that will be on display at the exhibit
Male jumping spiders are brightly-colored performance artists, dancing and singing vibratory songs to potential mates (Pictured: Habronattus americanus)
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881 - 1973), L’Araignée (The Spider), 1942. Ink on paper. 15 x 11 1/2 inches. Gift of Dick and Gina Heise, National Museum of Wildlife Art. © 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The Bisoncast team films with scientist Maggie Raboin, who discovered the mason spider (Castianeira sp.), at one of her field sites near Jackson.
Getting up close and personal with a local jumping spider (Habronattus altanus)