National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole

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With a stone and glass exterior that blends into the landscape, surrounded by a scattering of bronze statues, National Museum of Wildlife Art houses a beautiful collection of wildlife art. Animals are represented in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia pieces from both American and European artists. Roughly half of the museum is a permanent exhibit, while temporary exhibits fill the rest of the space: check the website for up-to-date information. Using our custom trip planner, Jackson Hole attractions like National Museum of Wildlife Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A building designed to fit its surroundings. The stone structure itself is 2 stories built into the side of the hill it’s on. Parking is easy and free. Upon entering we were on the second level in....  more »
  • The art collections, inside and out are worth a visit. It's a nice place to spend 1 or 2 hours. I recommend it.  more »
  • We stopped in to see Andy Warhol’s and Ai Weiwei’s exhibit. They were magnificent. A nice cultural experience after a nice long hike! The building is beautiful and had a nice patio to enjoy the view.  more »
  • Architecturally impressive building with a variety of pieces both old and new. The art was excellent however for me the building and its placement up on a hill overlooking the national elk refuge was the winner. No elks were seen, but the weather made it a perfect time to stand outside the museum and soak in nature's beauty.
  • First: a brief confession: I never actually went in. We had so much fun outside that we ran out of time to actually see the museum. The sculptures outside were beautiful! If you've got a spare minute, it's completely worth a stop! The view from the top is breathtaking.
  • Beautiful location on a bluff in the center of a majestic natural landscape. The outdoor sculpture walk as well as the aspen walk provide fantastic opportunities to walk atop a butte in the Teton area. The museum building and facilities are state of the art and provide a comfortable environment for the conservative naturist, like myself. The museum allows exploration in an isolated natural landscape but with the availability for a convenient rest station as needed. My friend and I did not have time to visit the inside exhibit after the exhilarating outdoor walks. There is also a restaurant inside the museum that we did not get to try. There is a nice gift shop.
  • I was in a bus tour group of 40 and the docents divided us into 3 smaller groups. Our fabulous docent needed to quickly get us through each room so the next docent could do her stuff. I was never so mesmerized by art before. I could literally put my nose inches away from the works and marvel at the thousands of brushstrokes. As I left a room a Rungius piece seemed to glow and call my attention. I really want to revisit the place.
  • Enjoyed visit and if you are interested in Western Style Artwork this is the place to see. Beautiful Artwork but bring your Wallet but can buy reproductions in Gift Shop.

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