National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole

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With a stone and glass exterior that blends into the landscape, surrounded by a scattering of bronze statues, National Museum of Wildlife Art houses a beautiful collection of wildlife art. Animals are represented in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia pieces from both American and European artists. Roughly half of the museum is a permanent exhibit, while temporary exhibits fill the rest of the space: check the website for up-to-date information. Using our custom trip planner, Jackson Hole attractions like National Museum of Wildlife Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The collection of original artwork is very nice, from a variety of time periods, but to me the animal sculptures are the highlight. Most of the sculpture pieces are exterior displays. 
    The collection of original artwork is very nice, from a variety of time periods, but to me the animal sculptures are the highlight. Most of the sculpture pieces are exterior displays.  more »
  • The National Museum of Wildlife Art is one of the most impressive art galleries I've witnessed (and I've lived in several major East Coast cities). The galleries are (obviously) smaller than a major....  more
    The National Museum of Wildlife Art is one of the most impressive art galleries I've witnessed (and I've lived in several major East Coast cities). The galleries are (obviously) smaller than a major....  more »
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  • This is worth taking a half-day to visit. More than just a collection of animal paintings, it places wildlife art in its historical context, explaining the shifting views on nature and wildlife during the artists' lifetimes and how these are reflected in their work - in addition to the intersection of subject matter with popular artistic styles such as the Impressionist movement. Most of the pieces are paintings, but there are also sculptures and photography. It broadens the perspective to see that concerns over wildlife issues - and conversely, the role of nature in the life of man - are not merely a modern phenomenon but that people have been grappling with these questions for a long time. I would place this museum on the same level as any inner-city institution.
  • Amazing little museum. Beautiful artwork set into an amazing location. The building itself is beautiful and full of little odd bits to grab your attention, like animal foot prints in the floor tiles or random sculptures. Totally worth a couple hours, especially on a rainy day!

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