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The Hole Range: Wildlife and Landscape of the Tetons and Wind Rivers

June 5 ­ November 9, 2003


Featuring art from the NMWA's permanent collection and private lenders, this exhibit looks at the wildlife and landscape of the Tetons and the Wind Rivers through artists' eyes. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and Carl Rungius were drawn to this region, inspired by the breathtaking mountains and abundant animal life. Throughout the twentieth century, artists like Conrad Schwiering, John Clymer, Ken Carlson, Bob Kuhn, and Tucker Smith continued to come and paint a region that still seemed wild in an era of increasing industrialization. This exhibit will showcase the history of art in northwest Wyoming and give visitors a glimpse of the different artistic interpretations inspired by our stunning region. (right: Conrad Scwiering, The Spell of the High Country, 1977, Gift from W. G. Kerr, NMWA Collection, W0996.099)

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is concurently presenting the following exhibition: Yosemite 1938: On the Trail with Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe - through October 19, 2003

In September 1938, renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams and his friends, painter Georgia O'Keeffe and art patrons David McAlpin and Godfrey and Helen Rockefeller, camped in the soaring High Sierra in Yosemite National Park.

Adams documented the wilderness adventure with scenic photographs and portraits of his campfire companions and hired guides. The intimate series of pictures captured the overlapping camaraderie, textures and details of the excursion. After the expedition, Adams created three striking photo albums to commemorate the trip for his friends.

In 2000, David McAlpin's family donated one of the rare albums to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. After careful conservation and preparation, the remarkable collection of 48 photographs is framed and on display for the first time.


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