Re­cently Ac­quired

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The Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife Art in Jack­son Hole, Wy­oming, has an­nounced the pur­chase of five works of con­tem­po­rary art for the mu­seum’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion.

The works, from a va­ri­ety of living and de­ceased artists, were cho­sen on Fe­bru­ary 24 at the Black­tail Gala, an evening of art col­lect­ing mod­eled af­ter the mu­seum’s Col­lec­tors Cir­cle Din­ner, an­other event aimed at bring­ing new works into the mu­seum’s ex­pand­ing col­lec­tion. More than 150 guests were in at­ten­dance to par­tic­i­pate in the event.

“Over the course of only three years, Black­tail Gala has con­trib­uted 14 works of con­tem­po­rary wildlife art to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. These ac­qui­si­tions have in­creased our abil­ity to show the many di­verse ways artists are ex­plor­ing hu­man­ity’s re­la­tion­ship with na­ture through art, a core part of our mis­sion,” says Adam Har­ris, Petersen Cu­ra­tor of Art and Re­search at the mu­seum. At the event, Har­ris in­tro­duced each artist’s work and ex­plained how each work of art would com­ple­ment the col­lec­tion. The guests at each ta­ble then dis­cussed which pieces they’d like to see added to the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion. Over din­ner, hav­ing heard about and viewed all of the works, the guests voted in rounds.

The new works in­clude Wendy Klem­perer’s metal sculp­ture Bar­ney, Jane Rosen’s paint­ing

Man­tle, Sarah Hil­lock’s oil on my­lar paint­ing An­thony and Camilla, Part II, Peter Haslam­fox’s water­color Hooded Hawk and an un­ti­tled ce­ramic plate cre­ated by modern master Pablo Pi­casso.

“Now in its fourth year, we are thrilled to have new en­ergy and sup­port around this fun evening of art ac­qui­si­tion for the Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife Art,” says Bill Friede­man, chief ad­vance­ment of­fi­cer. “Black­tail Gala continues to have a di­rect im­pact on our per­ma­nent col­lec­tion, while fos­ter­ing fine art friend­ships and lo­cal part­ner­ships ded­i­cated to in­spir­ing hu­man­ity’s re­la­tion­ship with na­ture and wildlife art.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Wy­oming mu­seum visit www.wildlifeart.org. Calling all Western Art mu­se­ums! Have a re­cently ac­quired paint­ing or sculp­ture? Email the de­tails to editor@west­ernart­col­lec­tor.com.

Jane Rosen, Man­tle, 2015, cof­fee, Korean water­color, ink, 30 x 22”. Cour­tesy Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife Art.

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