Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Jackson Hole-bound skiers with chilly thrills in mind will appreciate three winter art exhibitions featuring sometimes snowy animal drama on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Exploring wildlife, habitat and species at risk from the icy Antarctic to one artist’s Canadian backyard, these shows offer a perfect counterpoint to a day on the Jackson Hole slopes.
In addition to these winter exhibitions, visitors in search of more après-ski excitement can see what else the National Museum of Wildlife Art has coming up on their events calendar. Fun times for the entire family can be had including Tuesday “Art After Hours” programs with tasty tapas and free Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival screenings.
Check out a taste of what you can expect at the upcoming Winter Wild Exhibitions:
The Last Ocean: Antarctica’s Ross Sea Photographs by John Weller (October 1, 2011 – January 29, 2012) Weller’s award-winning images celebrate the frozen world of the Ross Sea and the lives of wildlife from Emperor penguins to silverfish. “The Ross Sea story is not just about … the incredible organisms that live at the edge of the world,” says Weller. It is the story of our struggle to become sustainable.” Pictured left, ”Adelie Jumping Out of the Water, The Ross Sea, Antarctica.” ©John B. Weller
In the Spotlight: Mark Eberhard’s On the Edge (October 22, 2011 – April 15, 2012) – Bird species on the brink of extinction are the subject of the Eberhard painting On the Edge that serves as a centerpiece of an exhibition of diverse avian artwork
George McLean: The Living Landscape (November 19, 2011 – April 22, 2012) Careful fieldwork on the 100 acres around his remote Canadian farmhouse informs McLean’s densely layered depictions of the complex interaction between wildlife and habitat. Picture left, George McLean (Canada, b. 1939) “Chickadee and Snow Melt,” 1999. Casein on Composition Board,18 x 28 inches. Private Collection. © George McLean.
A complete schedule of museum exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org.