Thursday, August 7, 2014

National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming - Part I

Recently I was  visiting a friend who has a beautiful home outside of Jackson, Wyoming, right in the foothills of the Teton Mountains.  I was very impressed with the National Museum of Wildlife Art located just north of town.  The building is constructed of field stone which magnificently sets right into the sage covered hillside.
The museum features more than 550 artists, dating from 2500 B.C. to the present.  The work represents the history of wildlife in art, focusing primarily on European and American painting and sculpture with a strong representation the 19th and 20th century.  Many of these works predate photography, making them especially important in recording the history of the frontier era in the United States
There is a 3/4 mile long sculpture trail with 30 bronze sculptures.
I can just hear the bellowing call of this elk!
 So majestic, Emperor by Dan Ostermiller totally nailed it with the poise of this ram.
I just love how Sandy Scotts captured the lumbering walk of the Moose.
Whitetail Doe Looking Back by Kenneth R. Bunn is certainly graceful.  It was raining pretty hard so we did not walk the whole loop.  The sculptures really do come to life in this beautiful setting.

1 comment:

  1. WOW, its made so creatively.Thank you for sharing :)