Perched above the National Elk Refuge and two miles from the Grand Teton National Park entrance, the National Museum of Wildlife Art features more than 5,000 items of animal art.
Here are six reasons to visit this national gem.
1. Chief by Robert Bateman
This domineering painting of a bison is both moody and beautiful. It's one that captures a longtime resident of the area.
2. State of the Art: Student Art Show
Through August 16, 2020
See the creativity of local youth in 300 works by K-12 students in this collaboration between the museum and art educators in Teton County. View the exhibit by video while the museum is closed.
3. Palate Restaurant in the Museum
Enjoy food to match the views from Graeme and Christine Mara Swain who own Jackson’s Gather Restaurant.
4. Thomas Moran’s Paintings
In 1872, Moran’s paintings of the Yellowstone area helped persuade Congress to designate Yellowstone as the world’s first national park.
5. 20th Anniversary of Collectors Circle
May 5- Aug.26, 2018
See works from John James Audubon and Emily Lamb at this exhibit celebrating art purchased by the Collectors Circle (a member-based museum program). Kids Collect is a companion exhibit featuring unique collecting practices of kids across the nation.
6. Yoga on the Trail
Visitors can participate in a free yoga class on the museum’s Sculpture Trail every Thursday. Check for hours when the museum opens.
For more information:
(800) 313-9553, (307) 733-5771
2820 Rungius Road, Jackson, Wyoming 83001