nmwa survival of the fittest

The new exhibit “Survival of the Fittest” — 45 works by Carl Rungius, Richard Friese, Wilhelm Kuhnert and Bruno Liljefors — opens Saturday at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. This is Kuhnert’s “Elephants,” circa 1917, a 48-by86-inch oil on canvas.

This weekend the National Museum of Wildlife Art will unveil a new exhibit that is bound to stun wildlife artists as much as it will art fans and wildlife enthusiasts.

Featuring 45 masterworks by an influential group of painters known today as the Big Four — German-born Carl Rungius (1869-1959), Germans Richard Friese (1854-1918) and Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), and Bruno Liljefors (1860-1939) from Sweden — the exhibit has been decades in the making, Curator Adam Duncan Harris said, with some art pulled from the museum’s collection and other on loan from other institutions.

Contact Tibby Plasse via 732-7078 or entertainment@jhnewsandguide.com.

Since moving to Jackson Hole in 1992, Richard has covered everything from local government and criminal justice to sports and features. He currently concentrates on arts and entertainment, heading up the Scene section.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please note: Online comments may also run in our print publications.
Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Please turn off your CAPS LOCK.
No personal attacks. Discuss issues & opinions rather than denigrating someone with an opposing view.
No political attacks. Refrain from using negative slang when identifying political parties.
Be truthful. Don’t knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be proactive. Use the “Report” link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts or history behind an article.
Use your real name: Anonymous commenting is not allowed.
The News&Guide welcomes comments from our paid subscribers. Tell us what you think. Thanks for engaging in the conversation!

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.