National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyo.

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National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Courtesy photo

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

Robert Bateman (Canadian, b. 1930), Chief. 1997. Acrylic on Canvas. 71 x 98 inches. Gift of Birgit and Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman (Canadian, b. 1930), Chief. 1997. Acrylic on Canvas. 71 x 98 inches. Gift of Birgit and Robert Bateman, National Museum of Wildlife Art

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

20th Anniversary of Collectors Circle at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

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

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


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