MEMBERSHIP MUSEUM M EMBERSHI P A ND T HE Rungius Society T 50 National Museum of Wildlife Art | WildlifeArt.org he mission of the National Museum of Wildlife Art has always been to investigate humanity’s relationship to wild animals. This occurs both within the Museum’s walls and outside—through its spectacular setting overlooking the National Elk Refuge. Museum members and collectors hold a deep connection to nature and art that depicts nature. The Rungius Society, named after legendary wildlife artist Carl Rungius (1869–1959), is part social and part philanthropic. From behind-the-scenes programs with artists, to private studio tours, to the immensely popular “Art Around the Valley,” social and artistic interests combine. These are all benefits of membership. In addition, many life-long friendships are formed. “The activity of the Rungius Society may be to come to events at the Museum and to share the member benefits, but the real impact of their generosity is felt in all the programming that affects the community and continues from year to year,” says James McNutt, Museum President and CEO. Membership in the Rungius Society embodies the best of philanthropy, friendship and fun, and is rooted in the abiding belief that conservation of wildlife and the environment should be important parts of each of our lives. 2 0 1 5 – 1 6 M U S E U M S O C I E T I E S C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S COLLECTO R S C I R CLE R U N G I U S S O C I E T Y PAINTBOX S O C I E T Y JUL Y 9 SUMMER EXHIBITION CELEBRATION AUGUST 1 9 COLLECTO R S C I R CLE DINNER AUGUST 2 1 ART A R OUND T H E V ALLEY, THE THORNE HOME OC TOB E R 7 ART I STS A R OUND T H E V ALLEY JANUARY 4 , 2 0 16 HOLIDAY P ART Y AT THE MUSEUM MEMBERS SUPPOR T E X H I B I T I O N S , EDUCATION AND PR OGRAMS AT THE MUSEUM WITH ANNU AL CONTRIBUTIONS. To join the Museum, please call the Museum’s Development Office at 307-732-5447 or join online at WildlifeArt.org under Support. Museum membership starts at $45 and the Rungius Society Annual dues are $3,000. (ABOVE) John Schoenherr (American, 1935 - 2010), Moose and Mountains. Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 inches. JKM Collection, National Museum of Wildlife Art.
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