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Art of the Parks: National Museum of Wildlife Art kicks off summer of exhibits on the NPS

Art of the Parks: National Museum of Wildlife Art kicks off summer of exhibits on the NPS

(Jackson, Wyo.) - At the sneak peak of the National Museum of Wildlife Art's newest exhibit yesterday, a crowd closely listened to curator walk you through nearly 150 years of history displayed in the gallery. Petersen Curator of Art and Research Adam Duncan Harris talked the crowd through some of the earliest paintings of Mount Moran, painted by Thomas Moran himself in 1871. The exhibition, titled "Grand Teton National Park in Art: Painting the Park from Thomas Moran to Today," takes the museum guest on a journey from these classic works all the way to modern depictions of the park. Special guest and exhibit artist, Kathryn Turner spoke about growing up in Grand Teton National Park and the artists who influenced her work. [image: Inline image 1] *Artist Kathryn Turner with her parents and painting, Three Matriarchs, 2015. **h/t National Museum of Wildlife Art / Pitchengine Communities. * The art in this exhibit comes from the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Grand Teton National Park and select private collections, so several pieces haven't been seen by the public in many years. [image: Inline image 2] *Harris speaks to the crowd about the new exhibit. h/t National Museum of Wildlife Art / Pitchengine Communities. * The exhibit officially opens today and is the first of many that focus on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The next exhibit, "Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time" will open on May 21 and feature photography by Bradly J. Boner and William Henry Jackson. "Yosemite 1938: On the Trail with Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe" opens June 10 and "Vintage Park Posters/Open Studio" opens on June 18. *Feature Photo: Tucker Smith and Adam D. Harris, PhD. Petersen Curator of Art and Research with Smith's painting Cascade Canyon Bull. h/t National Museum of Wildlife Art / Pitchengine Communities. * #buckrail #news #whatshappening