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Dining that Matches the Views

October 24, 2016

Jackson, Wyo. —The National Museum of Wildlife Art is pleased to announce Palate as its new restaurant and event caterer. The current restaurant will close November 1, 2016, and will reopen as Palate in May 2017. Starting November 1, Palate will redesign the restaurant, and serve as caterer throughout the seven-month closure for all special events at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Johnston Hall, Members’ Lounge, Wapiti Gallery, and also all of the beautiful outdoor spaces including the Terrace and the Amphitheater, during warmer months.

“I am pleased to announce our new restaurateurs, Graeme and Christine Mara Swain, owners of Gather Restaurant in Jackson,” says Steve Seamons, Museum Director. “Their great reputation, focus on culinary and service excellence, was of great interest to us as we explored a new vision for our restaurant. Their success at Gather convinced our team that they are the right choice to move us forward in the dining world of Jackson.”

“The Museum is such a great destination,” says Graeme Swain. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Our goal is to create an experience where the food, the view, and the art all come together to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience.”

Majestically set on East Gros Ventre Butte, the Museum overlooks the National Elk Refuge and is just two miles from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art will continue to offer a wide range of fully functional venues, with catering services available for corporate and private events, weddings and meetings throughout the closure of the restaurant.

Contact: Wendy Merrick, Events Manager 307-732-5418, wmerrick@wildlifeart.org

The public is invited to the Museum’s Mix’d Media event in celebration of Sandy Scott: A Retrospective, Thursday, November 10, 6 – 9 p.m. where Palate will be serving venison sliders and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.

Spring Creek Ranch has been the restaurateur since 1994, when the Museum moved from town to the current location of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

“We want to thank Stephen Price, Derek Goodson, Freddy Gonzales, and all of the Rising Sage Café staff for their hard work over the past two decades,” adds Seamons. “We truly appreciate their dedicated service to the Museum.”

The National Museum of Wildlife Art, founded in 1987, is a world-class art museum holding more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius, the Museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present. Built into a hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the Museum received the designation “National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States” by order of Congress in 2008. Boasting a museum shop, interactive children’s gallery, restaurant, and outdoor sculpture trail, the Museum is only two-and-a-half miles north of Jackson Town Square, and two miles from the gateway of Grand Teton National Park.

Media Contact: Jennifer Weydeveld, Director of Marketing
307-732-5450 – direct; 505-231-1776 – cell

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