*Petersen Curator of Art and Research Adam Duncan Harris, Pitchengine Communities photo* (Jackson, Wyo.) – Today, the National Museum of Wildlife Art
offered a sneak peek at its newest exhibit, “Wyoming Grasslands:
Photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton,” for the community
to interact directly with the curator and learn a little bit more about the
This exhibit includes the work of two photographers of America’s Western
landscape, and showcases the beauty, ecological diversity, and conservation
and cultural values of Wyoming’s intact grasslands and shrub steppes. *Wyoming
Grasslands* includes prints created between 2012 and 2014 and is organized
by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
During the event, Petersen Curator of Art and Research Adam Duncan
Harris introduced the exhibit. He stated that the project worked with the
two photographers over three years to take photos of the Wyoming
grasslands. The photographers took more than 50,000 digital images and
narrowed it down to 82 for the exhibit.
“The main emphasis of this show is to look at areas that many people think
of as just somewhere that you drive through on your way to somewhere else,”
said Harris. “But as many of you know, if you stop and get out of your car
and actually walk through these places, you begin to see all kinds of
different landforms or different interesting pieces of bones or fences.
Things you don’t notice when you are going 85 miles per hour.”
Harris went on to state that the artists wanted to draw our attention to
these places that are all around us and that make up way more of the land
mass than our cities and our roads.
“Many people come here and take picutres of the Tetons and of Yellowstone
and that’s their vision of Wyoming,” he added. “But we all know that
Wyoming is much more diverse than that.”
“Wyoming Grasslands: Photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S.
Sutton” officially opens tomorrow, November 7 and there will be a Mix’d
Media event on Thursday, November 12. More information is available on
Museum of Wildlife Art website