American art museum, contemporary, Jackson, Wyoming
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, founded in 1987, is a world-class art museum holding more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Edward Hicks, George Catlin, John James Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, Carl Rungius, Edward Kemeys, and Alexander Phimister Proctor, the Museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present with a focus on American and European Art. Built into a hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the Museum received the designation “National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States” by order of Congress in 2008. Boasting a museum shop, children’s gallery, restaurant, and outdoor sculpture trail, the Museum is only two-and-a-half miles north of Jackson Town Square, and two miles from the gateway of Grand Teton National Park.
About the Dataset
The main collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art contains American art depicting wildlife from around the world and includes artists such as Edward Hicks, George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, Carl Rungius, and Edward Kemeys. The collection focuses on historic and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. The records in the AAC database are a strong selection of the Museum's historic American art holdings, representing artist who have made significant contributions to the field.