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ON T HE T RAIL: N EW ACQUISITIONS Climb on Me! In 2010 the Museum received a $70,000 gift from Lynn and Foster Friess, in honor of their 70th birthdays. The Museum’s Art Acquisitions Fund provided some extra assistance, enabling us to purchase a pair of climbable sculptures. Sculptor Stewart Steinhauer was commissioned to create a climbable buffalo cow and calf because his work fit all of our criteria. The granite is comfortable to the touch, even in summer; the climbthrough feature in the center invites additional climbing potential, as well as forming a “window” through which the beautiful outdoor landscape can be viewed. S teinhauer is Canadian and Cree. He grew up on a Cree reserve in northeastern Alberta. The buffalo is significant to Cree culture and spiritual beliefs. Stewart Steinhauer (Canadian, b. 1952), Buffalo Mountain and Little Buffalo Mountain, 2015, granite. Purchased with funds generously donated by Lynn and Foster Friess with additional assistance from the National Museum of Wildlife Art Acquisitions Fund. 52 National Museum of Wildlife Art | WildlifeArt.org


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