The government shutdown has hobbled Teton County, gateway to two national parks. But just south of the barricades, the National Museum of Wildlife Art offers dramatic views of wild animals in a new photo exhibit.
When the parks are open, tourists cruising by might miss the museum discretely built into the hillside. With the parks closed, fewer tourists are making the trip. Being overlooked is a theme in a new exhibit ‘The Wild Wonders of Europe.’ Museum president and CEO Jim McNutt says it shows wildlife can be seen in unexpected places.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art was founded to enrich and inspire international appreciation and knowledge of fine art. With a collection of over 5,000 catalogued works of art, the Museum strives to strengthen humanity's relationship with nature through its collections, exhibitions, research, educational programs and publications.
This week, the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It kicks off a number of events that will be part of the celebration. The museum was a dream that’s come a long ways from its humble beginnings. Co-founder Bill Kerr tells Bob Beck that the idea was to feature art that may have been overlooked.