National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole

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With a stone and glass exterior that blends into the landscape, surrounded by a scattering of bronze statues, National Museum of Wildlife Art houses a beautiful collection of wildlife art. Animals are represented in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia pieces from both American and European artists. Roughly half of the museum is a permanent exhibit, while temporary exhibits fill the rest of the space: check the website for up-to-date information. Using our custom trip planner, Jackson Hole attractions like National Museum of Wildlife Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Only visit if it’s raining. There is no point at all to go to a place near the Grand Tetons and look at “art” of animals when you can go photograph them in the wild. 
    Only visit if it’s raining. There is no point at all to go to a place near the Grand Tetons and look at “art” of animals when you can go photograph them in the wild.  more »
  • During our recent visit to GTNP, we stopped in at the museum. It is very well maintained and is wonderful to visit. Just the room dedicated to @grizzlybear399 is worth. This is likely the most... 
    During our recent visit to GTNP, we stopped in at the museum. It is very well maintained and is wonderful to visit. Just the room dedicated to @grizzlybear399 is worth. This is likely the most...  more »
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  • This is worth taking a half-day to visit. More than just a collection of animal paintings, it places wildlife art in its historical context, explaining the shifting views on nature and wildlife during the artists' lifetimes and how these are reflected in their work - in addition to the intersection of subject matter with popular artistic styles such as the Impressionist movement. Most of the pieces are paintings, but there are also sculptures and photography. It broadens the perspective to see that concerns over wildlife issues - and conversely, the role of nature in the life of man - are not merely a modern phenomenon but that people have been grappling with these questions for a long time. I would place this museum on the same level as any inner-city institution.
  • Amazing little museum. Beautiful artwork set into an amazing location. The building itself is beautiful and full of little odd bits to grab your attention, like animal foot prints in the floor tiles or random sculptures. Totally worth a couple hours, especially on a rainy day!

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