Jackson Hole's New Outdoor Sculpture Trail at the National Museum of Wildlife Art Plans Festive Summer Schedule of Installations and Artist Visits
June 05, 2012 Entertainment News(PRLEAP.COM) Jackson Hole, Wyoming – June 5, 2012 – Summer visitors to Jackson Hole, Wyo., will have the opportunity to brush elbows with top wildlife sculptors as part of a series of events at the National Museum of Wildlife Art celebrating its new multimillion-dollar Sculpture Trail. The three-quarter-mile long trail, designed by renowned landscape architect Walter Hood, was completed last fall and has already become a favorite site for outdoor events. With its June 14, 2012, kick-off of the Sculpture Trail, the National Museum of Wildlife Art joins top museums with significant outdoor art venues.
Scheduled unveilings of major sculptures on the trail will take place over the summer as follows:
As part of his concept for the National Museum of Wildlife Art Sculpture Trail, Walter Hood, known for his innovative and people-friendly designs of such high-profile public spaces as the grounds for the De Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, made best use of the museum's spectacular Jackson Hole vantage point with minimal disruption of the land's existing contours.
A member of the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org. The museum is also active on Facebook at wildlifeartjh and on Twitter at @wildlifeartjh.
Media Contact: Ponteir Sackrey National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.732.5444, firstname.lastname@example.org.