Museum Announces New Board RolesSeptember 5, 2019
Dick Beck has been elected as the new Chair of the Board of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Dick’s involvement with the Museum began 20 years ago, in 1999, when he became a member of the Museum. Dick Beck joined the Board in 2016, and has chaired many committees.
Since 1999 he has served as a member of the board of directors of Polar Bears International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of polar bears. He’s also been a member of the board of PAWS of Jackson Hole since 2017.
“I’m honored to be elected as the new chairman of the board at the Museum and look forward to being part of the team of committed trustees and dedicated staff. The Museum is a landmark in our county and offers all of us the cultural opportunity to appreciate art that reflects so much of our local environment, to learn about great painters and sculptors, and to participate in educational programs that expand our knowledge of the important role of art in conservation and history.
While we are privately funded by the generosity of our community and members of the Museum, we are the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States as a result of a resolution of the U.S. Congress. That says everything about the quality and importance of our collections.
I invite everyone to visit us often to view new and different exhibits. We have exciting exhibition plans for the next few years,” said Mr. Beck.
The new officers for the 2019/2020 board term are as follows: Dick Beck, Chairman; Laurent Roux, Vice Chairman; Nada Jain, Treasurer; Lindy Sayers, Secretary. Jan Benz has rejoined the board, and Bob Hummel, Debbie Petersen, and Dick O’Leary have been made emeritus trustees.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, a nonprofit 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, Palate 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.
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