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Inside Out

The Museum has developed several lessons for use in conjunction with its on-line Collections.

Reflecting on Art and Identity

This lesson asks some big questions. They are important questions if we are to have a vision of what we can be. The better we know who we are, the more our life work can be a conviction born out of our individual gifts and passions.

Artist Carl Rungius knew what his motivating passions were and his artwork is a direct expression of his interests (see American Black Bear). He knew even as a child that he wanted to be a wildlife artist, despite the fact that his family planned for him to follow in his father’s footsteps as a minister.

Using the example of Rungius’ focused interests, goals, and achievements, this lesson helps you explore your own identity. You will get a chance to identify what is important to you and how you enjoy spending your time. Perhaps this will give you some idea of how your work might reflect who you are and give your life meaning.

Inside Out –  Lessons

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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.

- Lyne from Tripadvisor

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