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2020 Fall Exhibition Lineup

September 24, 2020


The National Museum of Wildlife Art is excited to announce the lineup of upcoming exhibits opening this fall. Lineup and details as follows: 

Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co+Exist
October 10, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Jocelyn Slack, Fractured Landscape

This traveling exhibition is a partnership between Creature Conserve and the education department of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. It features new 2-D artwork by Wyoming area artists, 2-D work from contemporary international artists, and work from the Museum’s permanent sculpture collection. The exhibition explores the lives of wild animals in urban areas and the human responses to this shared territory.

Artists explored the biology of an animal, its urban ecology, and the many ways it interacts with humans, either via independent research or via collaboration with scientists working in related fields. The ultimate goal is to find new ways to encourage the viewing public to take an active role in healthy co-existence with urban wildlife and their habitats. 

Urban Wildlife is generously sponsored by McGee Foundation, Museum Volunteers in memory of Annabelle Lerch, Jane and Steve Malashock, Barbara and Pat McClevey, Friends of the Museum, Anonymous.

Living Legends: with a Special Tribute to Robert Bateman
October 31, 2020 – May 16, 2021

Robert Bateman (Canadian, b. 1930), Sheer Drop, 1980. Oil on board. 48 x 36 inches. JKM Collection®, National Museum of Wildlife Art. © Robert Bateman.

Robert Bateman, Sheer Drop, 1980

The third in a series of exhibitions that celebrates art from living artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection, this series is dedicated to recognizing the strong tradition of contemporary wildlife
art that continues to thrive today.

This third installment features artists that have more recently been added to the Museum’s permanent collection and highlights the work of Robert Bateman, who celebrated his 90th birthday this year. 

Through this series of exhibits the Museum recognizes the contributions of each artist and their interpretations of humanity’s ever-changing relationship with the natural world.

Sage Grouse: Icon of the West, Photography by Noppadol Paothong
November 7, 2020 – May 3, 2021

Morning Glory on the Red Desert

This stunning photography exhibition highlights an extraordinary story of life, natural history, and the unique spring courtship behaviors of the greater sage-grouse. Noppadol Paothong has been documenting these iconic birds that live amidst the high desert sagebrush sea for the last 18 years. The bizarre courtship dance of greater sage-grouse is known to nature lovers as one of the most impressive wildlife displays in North America.
Now, with populations dramatically declining, Paothong hopes to spark discussion about conservation in ways that will benefit all – humans and wildlife coexisting in sage-grouse habitat.

Sage Grouse: Icon of the West, Photography by Noppadol Paothong is generously sponsored by the McCrea Foundation.

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