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 seven reasons to visit this national gem.
1. Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone's Great Animal Migrations
June 1-Aug. 19, 2018
Get insight into the invisible boundaries migratory animals cross, including between national parks and private lands in this exhibit. Joe Riis' trail camera photography captures close-up images of pronghorn, deer and elk during their migrations. Artwork by James Prosek and a film by Jenny Nichols is part of the exhibit.
2. 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.
3. Thomas Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild
Oct. 20, 2018- May 5, 2019
Travel the world with nature photographer and Jackson resident Tom Mangelsen who has spent 40 years capturing the last of Earth's wild places. In this exhibit, you'll see tigers, bobcats, polar bears and more.
4. Palate Restaurant in the Museum
Enjoy food to match the views from Graeme and Christine Mara Swain who own Jackson’s Gather Restaurant.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Yoga on the Trail
Visitors can participate in a free yoga class on the museum’s Sculpture Trail every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 12- Aug. 30, 2018.
For more information:
(800) 313-9553, (307) 733-5771
2820 Rungius Road, Jackson, Wyoming 83001