August First Sundays

Come celebrate the opening of Flat Creek this Sunday, August 3 during August’s First Sundays program.

Free for Area Locals • 9:00AM – 5:00PM

We will be featuring a wonderful film, Trout Grass, by James Duncan. In the film Duncan traces the method of creating a fly fishing rod; taking the audience from rod to river. The film will be shown five times throughout the day, starting at 10:30 and then following every hour.

Discover the new Odd Couple exhibit which is representative of the upcoming Flat Creek opening by pairing two fish-related artworks. Can you discover the relationship between the two pieces of art?

Open Studio will also be open in the Wapiti Gallery, inviting visitors to interact with the exhibits in a hands on experience.

We hope to see you at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Sunday!

First Sundays is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo and Jan & Larry Finch!

Odd Couple

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At the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Odd Couple exhibit encourages visitors to arrange magnetic words in an exploration of two very different pieces of art.

How would you describe the relationship between these two artworks?

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John James Audubon, Fish Hawk, or Osprey, 1830. Hand-Colored Engraving. 38 x 24 1/4 inches. Gift of the 2004 Collectors Circle, National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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Steve Kestrel, River’s Joy, 2010. Bronze, 6/21. 16.75 X 10 X 3 inches. Gift Clare Noonan, National Museum of Wildlife Art. © Steve Kestrel.

Generously sponsored by Julie & Will Obering and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

Art in Action: Kathryn Turner

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Join artist Kathryn Mapes Turner at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on July 29 and 30 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM to learn about her art-making process and techniques. Kathryn will be joining us as at Art in Action on the heels of her recent exhibit, thin place, at Trio Fine Art.

2014 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to our 2014 National Museum of Wildlife Art Volunteer of the Year, Marsha Wackerly!

Between spearheading the production of the monthly Volunteer Newsletter, creating and managing the Volunteer Calendar and Directory, helping to maintain the Volunteer Website, and creating an extremely detailed and efficient database to record and analyze the Museum’s volunteer hours, Marsha really does it all! In addition to providing such critical support for volunteer program administration, Marsha provides special projects assistance to a variety of departments, including Membership & Development, Programs & Events, and Curatorial. Marsha serves as a member of the Volunteer Leadership Committee and is our newest inductee into the Wyoming Sage Society, a recognition of her gift of over 500 hours of service to the Museum as of last year.

We cannot possibly thank you enough, Marsha!